Originally posted by David9176
ARE YOU KIDDING ME?????????????
Cripes...look at all the major bills that have passed....look at how everything has been watered down to make sure that the huge ass transnational
corporations and the banking industry continue to get their way while they corrupt our political system and sap every penny out of the middle
class...which is in the middle of a COLLAPSE itself.
Obviously, this country needs to feel more pain before people will wake the hell up and realize that these corporations DO NOT CARE about OUR LAWS nor
They don't....they don't care if you have a job....they don't care if you can put food on the table....THEY DON'T CARE.
[edit on 19-7-2010 by David9176]
Hey now there's someone that makes sense to me! Alright star for you buddy!
If you want to see social democracy look to Scandinavia not America. In a socialist country the middle class should be growing, not shrinking.
President Obama is much better than President Bush, and I think his heart is in the right place (wow that's going to be the least popular sentence of
the year on this site.) However, he's still bending over backwards to the corporations too.
How about real corporate regulation instead of sucking up to Wall Street?
How about policies that punish sending jobs overseas instead of rewarding it?
How about real universal health care coverage for those that want it instead of giving a handout to lawyers and insurance companies?
How about closing corporate tax loopholes instead of making more of them?
How about actually following the ideas of John Maynard Keynes instead of chickening out?
How about building an educational system that inspires the youth instead of punishing them?
How about ending corporate monopolies instead of creating more of them?
How about giving a damn about corporate treatment of human rights laws instead of looking the other way?
How about taking a stick to BP for screwing up instead of letting them arrest anyone that comes near a beach?
Then I'll start calling the United States socialist. Until that point, no dice.
You're getting better on your international policy in my opinion America, but please, it's time to start looking after your own people too!
Edit: I should make it clear, for full disclosure to any who do not know, I am a socialist and proud to be one. I think socialism gets a horribly bad
reputation in the United States because many Americans equate it to Communism, but that's very far from the truth of the philosophy.
I've seen what socialism can do for America. When I lived in Milwaukee, the only major American city to elect openly socialist mayors. They did
great things for that town, and are still very respected and applauded there.
I'm not a Communist, very far from it in fact, and I would never ever advocate anyone to live under the perverted systems that so-called
"Communists" have created in government. Please remember, we socialists fought alongside you in the Cold War, not with the dictatorial and
totalitarian egomaniacs that killed millions and stunted the progress of the Communist nations.
[edit on 20-7-2010 by ProjectJimmy]