reply to post by pexx421
I think this thread shows a major problem in US politics. The right and left are so divided, it doesn't matter which problem needs to be fixed,
they're unable to look at stuff objectively.
If Democrats come up with a plan, the right shouts "communism, socialism", and if the Reps come up with something, the left shouts "corporate
puppets, biggots". And the TP stands on the sidelines and has been ruined since Palin took control.
You know you got a problem if people parrott political slogans that make no sense instead of thinking for themeseleves. The OP claims he gave enough
proof in this thread, but not a single thing he wrote proves that socialism was the cause. He can't prove it because economists already KNOW what
happened...it's not a secret, not a conspiracy. Go to uni and they'll teach you, read financial newspapers, and you'll see.
Hell, economists of both parties (not the regular party members) agree that it was the subprime and mortgage backed securities market as well as
ridiculously high investment gearing that caused this crisis. They don't agree with how to solve this issue...but that's another story.
Fact is, if you're seriously believing anything the left (or the right) did, that alone lead to the financial collapse...YOU ARE BLIND AND NOTHING
BUT A PARTISAN PUPPET!! Seriously, disagree over ways to fix the economy by all means, but fighting over the cause when the cause has long been
explained all over the news, educational journals, dissertations (go to EmeraldInsight and download the latest finance dissertation of a Harvard guy,
a lot of them treat the crisis), TV shows, etc.
Have to give the parties (both parties) credit though, it's impressive to be able to completely brainwash someone and make him stop thing for
himself. It's great of course cause he'll just parrot whatever you teach him, bull#
Let's see what could be considered socialism in the US:
- food stamps
- future healthcare
- roads and public infrastructure
If you seriously believe any of the above expenditures caused the financial crisis you are BLIND!! None of it costs as much as the companies lost due
to the crisis!! So it can't be responsible.
Also, if it's socialism, only socialist countries should be hit. Why are some (according to your standards) socialist countries just fine...how bout
Switzerland? They're not horribly suffering due to the ciris, all my firends kept their jobs, salary levels are higher than everywhere else in the
world, and yet we receive a free education including uni ($800/semester), hand out narcotics to addicts if they agree to join a plan to quit, put the
homeless in socialist housing (OMGOMGOMG), and so on.
The fact alone that a lot of socialist countries are fine, should teach you that socialism can't be the cause. But I have a feeling you're just
gonna go all "lalalalala, I can't heeeeeeear you...SOCIALISM, SOCIALISM, SOCIALISM!!" on me instead of actually bringing up concrete evidence for
once. And no, you haven't done so in this thread, I read the whole damn thing.
You're falling victim to the politicians' "negative association" technique. They mention something bad that's is proven to be bad (economic
crisis), and then try to link it to something else THEY believe is bad, but that has nothing to do with the actual problem they link it to.
[edit on 6-5-2010 by MrXYZ]