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Bernie Sanders Supporters Can’t Describe Socialism

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posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 07:03 PM
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Funny thing is its even hight than that...
I used Bernie so you wouldn't dispute it. But it is actually much higher some speculate.


And socialist bailout??? And how many of the execs were flying in their private jets and making millions in bonuses...government gave them a reason to be irresponsible...goes back to being lazy once more. Otherwise they would innovate or take drastic cuts. Too big too fail is a fail in an of itself. Where's the people's bailout?

If we have crony capitalism, we go right past socialism right to communism or fascism




posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 07:29 PM
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Funny thing is its even hight than that...
I used Bernie so you wouldn't dispute it. But it is actually much higher some speculate.


I didn't dispute it because regardless of whom said it, it still does not prove the original assertion. Bernie has nothing to do with it.

But you do realize that all you are doing is moving the goalposts, right?



And socialist bailout??? And how many of the execs were flying in their private jets and making millions in bonuses...government gave them a reason to be irresponsible...goes back to being lazy once more


No, it has nothing to do with being lazy. It has to do with deregulation, namely Glass-Steagle, that allowed the holdings banks and investment banks to merge. The ability of corporations to lobby government and affect legislation led to the crash and we bailed them out to keep them afloat. The corruption only continued because we didn't enact proper regulation.



If we have crony capitalism, we go right past socialism right to communism or fascism


That makes no sense.



posted on Feb, 4 2016 @ 08:41 PM
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Bernie Sanders Supporters Can’t Describe my Definition of Socialism

..fixed the headline for you..



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 12:58 AM
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Sanders supporters can describe Sanders-style Socialism, which is essentially Capitalism that uses the government to bring down money from the top where it is currently being hoarded. (Like FDR's "Socialism.") What they can't describe is the old-fashioned Marxist Socialist strawman you seem to be aiming for, because that isn't what Bernie is.

However, these are just the economical stances. Bernie's most important message is getting money out of politics. No one without vested interest can say that is a bad thing.
edit on 5/2/2016 by Eilasvaleleyn because: Reasons



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 05:48 AM
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I can get on board with that..not the taxes and not the handouts.

I'm pretty sure cruz walks a similar line as he calls out both parties for corruption.



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 05:59 AM
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Moving the goal posts?
You agree that our government is lying and misleading about the numbers. I got you to agree with that when you said it was 5%, then when I got you to basically say yes, they lie I informed you it's much worse than what you agree with.

I made you change your statement
I informed you it was worse.. no goal posts being touched.

Look, I agree about the corruption, but why go to socialism...it makes no sense. Let's fix the laws we have or place more on the lobbyists etc...

But ask yourself this..who makes the laws........

Officials don't want to get rid of their power, it won't change under another form of government. Crony is crony.

TERM LIMITS is step one in my opinion. The government fears is still on a united front, I don't ever want to lose that.



posted on Feb, 5 2016 @ 12:31 PM
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Moving the goal posts?


Yes, that's exactly what you did.



You agree that our government is lying and misleading about the numbers.


I did not say that.



I got you to agree with that when you said it was 5%, then when I got you to basically say yes, they lie I informed you it's much worse than what you agree with.


For the sake of argument I let it be assumed that it was true. Even if true, it does not prove the original assertion. When that become obvious, you said this:



Funny thing is its even hight than that...
I used Bernie so you wouldn't dispute it. But it is actually much higher some speculate.


That is moving the goalposts. You didn't provide any statistical information, so I would hardly be willing to say you "informed" anyone.



I made you change your statement
I informed you it was worse.. no goal posts being touched.


I didn't change my statement and, as I said, you didn't provide any information to inform myself.



Look, I agree about the corruption, but why go to socialism...it makes no sense.


So far it appears you have issues with reading comprehension. Not only would it be a further waste of my time to try to explain the intricacies of socialism, I find it illogical to take your word for what does or does not make sense.



But ask yourself this..who makes the laws........

Officials don't want to get rid of their power, it won't change under another form of government. Crony is crony.

TERM LIMITS is step one in my opinion. The government fears is still on a united front, I don't ever want to lose that.


That's an entirely different topic all together. Not really part of this discussion.




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