reply to post by MadMax9
China is actually a good example of Communism/socialism on the brink of collapse.
(what ever one wants to call it. If It acts, quacks and looks like a duck, pretty sure it's a dang Duck.)
In 1979 they implemented the one- child policy because overpopulation was going to cause the system to fail. So they made a law and deemed having more
than one child was illegal and punishable by fines. The result was forced abortions and abandonment if newborn infants. It was never really effective
in controlling the population and actually cost the system more to maintain. The fines were not enough to cover the increased cost of enforcement and
the new need of orphanages for the abandoned children.
They have also implemented internet censorship. (because some of their bee's were getting ideas)
I thought I read something recently about the UK or somewhere recently was starting to do the same? I could be wrong. My focus has been on my own
Country these days (United States) and the nit wits in charge who think we should go in the same direction. But I know Cuba has been doing the same
for years as well.
I have been actively speaking out to others in my Country about the dangers of socialism because I know the Danger. I am afraid we are headed in that
direction... but there is still time to stop it. The biggest danger is once every Country has been converted.... there will be something bigger in
control. (some of you will get this)
A few others that posted made some good points. And I get why some think converting to this type of system might benefit them. One of my country's
biggest mistakes was creating a long term welfare system. It should have never been a long term law to a solve a debt crises. It created dependency of
Government help when needed and turned it into a lifetime dependency for many... too many. It was sold on working to pay into a program called Social
Security to fund the people in need and receiving a benefit back when you retire. Too many stayed on welfare and abused the system... The government
realized that system was not working because of all the dependency and abuse and changed the age of retirement and made SS a tier system. Basically
telling the people sold the "investment" will have to work longer to receive 100% of their benefit.
Good thing so many employers have set up a 401k for hard workers to fall back on when SS dries up right? I assume it won't be long before the
government goes after that as well.
Right now, I know I am lucky to live in one of the best states in the US as our economy is stable and thriving. And I have friends in other states
that are struggling. The unions are crumbling and so are the jobs. Union workers revolt because they are not treated fairly...
We need to focus on private based companies not controlled by the Government. And a change in the mindset of the current majority of the population. A
private employer who is not taxed every time they take a breath is able to grow and share the wealth with others. Not every employer is evil and
greedy.... I have a little of experiences on both sides of that one.
I can honestly say with experience, my own Government needs a change. I get to pay around $3000 a year to live in a home I own free and clear to pay
for many things I don't utilize. And my home is rural and modest. A few other homes I looked at in town had a 10,000+ yearly property tax assessment.
(I am a bit of a thinker bee with a mind of my own)
We all need a change and restructure in all of our Governments...but a Global one is the wrong direction. I understand not everyone has been able to
live the life I have. And the majority of you were born into something only knowing that is just how things are now. But things were not always like
they are now. Even the school History books have been written differently. Be a thinker Bee... there are so little of those types left.