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a socialist America

What would it look like?  If Bernie made it to the Whitehouse?

 

"I saw my home country go from prosperity to starvation in less than two decades. All because the people were tricked into voting for a candidate who sought to punish the rich and give everything away for free. Sound familiar?"

By a Venezuelan immigrant.

 

https://townhall.com/columnists/danieldimartino/2020/01/06/what-would-a-democratic-socialist-america...

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Re: a socialist America

If a Berniesque candidate wins we`ll be roasting squirrels around the same trash barrel ...just so long as it`s the BTO and his prom queen wife also suffering, that`ll make it all worth it  Smiley Happy   The thing is Bloomberg, Tom Steyer etal won`t be joining us for squirrel thigh around the ol` campfire.  

I suppose the neuvo-socialists will essentially say that "socialism just hasn`t been tried by the right people yet" and "the GOP robber barons forced things to get this desperate"  and they`ll throw the Clintons under the bus too to show they are bipartisan blame givers. ...that`s really big of them. 

Then they`ll point out all the things that went wrong with Venezuela other than socialism, in other words, socialism got a bad rap.  It could`ve worked if not for the US meddling.

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Re: a socialist America


@Kurt#1 wrote:

What would it look like?  If Bernie made it to the Whitehouse?

 

"I saw my home country go from prosperity to starvation in less than two decades. All because the people were tricked into voting for a candidate who sought to punish the rich and give everything away for free. Sound familiar?"

By a Venezuelan immigrant.

 

https://townhall.com/columnists/danieldimartino/2020/01/06/what-would-a-democratic-socialist-america...


 

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Re: a socialist America

Socialism will always fail because when everything is free no one applies for the job of stocking the shelves.

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Re: a socialist America


@BA Deere wrote:

If a Berniesque candidate wins we`ll be roasting squirrels around the same trash barrel ...just so long as it`s the BTO and his prom queen wife also suffering, that`ll make it all worth it  Smiley Happy   The thing is Bloomberg, Tom Steyer etal won`t be joining us for squirrel thigh around the ol` campfire.  

I suppose the neuvo-socialists will essentially say that "socialism just hasn`t been tried by the right people yet" and "the GOP robber barons forced things to get this desperate"  and they`ll throw the Clintons under the bus too to show they are bipartisan blame givers. ...that`s really big of them. 

Then they`ll point out all the things that went wrong with Venezuela other than socialism, in other words, socialism got a bad rap.  It could`ve worked if not for the US meddling.


What people forget about people such as Bloomberg etc. is they feel "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others."

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Re: a socialist America

Human nature seems to favor socialism in many cases.  Two friends roughly equal in life financially and the one friend wins the lottery, they probably can`t remain friends and the poorer friend wishes bad on his wealthier former peer.  But the town millionaire whose always been wealthy sort of gets a pass and the lessors will do anything for him for the smallest amount of attention.  

The Kennedys had a Machiavellian advantage, poor people worshipped them because of all the "good" they received from them being in office.   The Kennedys in return felt deserving of the excess of wine, women and song because they got a welfare bill passed or whatever.  Bill Clinton tried to be in that league, but just quite couldn`t make it.

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Re: a socialist America

I side with the George Washington view that it's better to hang a few and prosper than to be tolerant of the deviants and have the whole apple cart get overturned.

Really pretty frightening that an aged Santa Claus can get as much traction as he appears to have.

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Re: a socialist America

We'll just call it Market Transition Payments For All.

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Re: a socialist America

Perfect example. Why produce when you get paid not to. Sleep in. Quit while the sun is still shining. You still get paid.

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Re: a socialist America

Advanced economies that are to some extent Democratic Socialist are just as productive and have higher social mobility* than the US. And people are a happier.

*the key rub for the suck up, kick down crowd.