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    Topic: Socialism

    Let's discuss the pros and cons of Socialism!

    What do you feel are the strengths of socialism versus the weaknesses? Do you feel the US could ever adapt to a form of socialism? Do you feel we already are adapting aspects of socialism?
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    All countries have some socialism, unless every road, bridge, footpath, park, school, fire department police and armed forces are privately owned.

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    As i said in another thread. I think human beings are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves if the system is not rigged. Our financial system is rigged. BIG TIME!

    (by ours I mean the entire planet aside from N.Korea, Cuba and Iran) But these countries have other problems.....but, getting ripped off by the banksters ain't one of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolJ View Post
    As i said in another thread. I think human beings are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves if the system is not rigged. Our financial system is rigged. BIG TIME!

    (by ours I mean the entire planet aside from N.Korea, Cuba and Iran) But these countries have other problems.....but, getting ripped off by the banksters ain't one of them.
    The educated, young, strong and healthy, yes. Children, the infirm, disabled and elderly have always needed looking after and sometimes there is no family to help, or family without the means to help.

    The countries you mention have difficulties with wealth being concentrated in the hands of the ruling family or party.

    Personally, I find a balance of capitalism with socialized programs has been pretty successful here. What does not benefit the nation particularly is socialized losses and privatized gains on the part of corporations.

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    Really? Take care of yourself? I prefer to have someone else build roads and bridges, How about fire fighting, flood control, the CDC just to name a few.

    There is plenty of socialism. We pay huge money to corporations, sports stadiums, in the form of tax subsidies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by human View Post
    Really? Take care of yourself? I prefer to have someone else build roads and bridges, How about fire fighting, flood control, the CDC just to name a few.

    There is plenty of socialism. We pay huge money to corporations, sports stadiums, in the form of tax subsidies.
    The problem is that rugged individualism always bumps up against some type of interdependence that the erstwhile individualists are loathe to admit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CoolJ View Post
    As i said in another thread. I think human beings are perfectly capable of taking care of themselves if the system is not rigged. Our financial system is rigged. BIG TIME!

    (by ours I mean the entire planet aside from N.Korea, Cuba and Iran) But these countries have other problems.....but, getting ripped off by the banksters ain't one of them.
    It's rigged and it's made up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elfie View Post
    The educated, young, strong and healthy, yes. Children, the infirm, disabled and elderly have always needed looking after and sometimes there is no family to help, or family without the means to help.

    The countries you mention have difficulties with wealth being concentrated in the hands of the ruling family or party.

    Personally, I find a balance of capitalism with socialized programs has been pretty successful here. What does not benefit the nation particularly is socialized losses and privatized gains on the part of corporations.
    For the most part I agree, but America needs more socialism. People with chronic illnesses, disabilities and senior citizens need more care than they're currently getting, and IMO potable water should be a right. Also scrap Obamacare and all the attempts to repeal and replace - just switch over to single payer already, including full coverage for mental health care.

    If the USA is the richest country on the planet who also wants to call itself the greatest country in the world we should be taking better care of each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesneakers View Post
    For the most part I agree, but America needs more socialism. People with chronic illnesses, disabilities and senior citizens need more care than they're currently getting, and IMO potable water should be a right. Also scrap Obamacare and all the attempts to repeal and replace - just switch over to single payer already, including full coverage for mental health care.

    If the USA is the richest country on the planet who also wants to call itself the greatest country in the world we should be taking better care of each other.
    So true and well said.

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    Margaret Thatcher => The problem with Socialism is you eventually run out of other people's money
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATasteOfHoney View Post
    Margaret Thatcher => The problem with Socialism is you eventually run out of other people's money
    Yeah that was said in another thread. Interesting.

    I can list a dozen socialist countries off the top of my head that don't seem to be running out of money and are generally rated as the best places to live on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ATasteOfHoney View Post
    Margaret Thatcher => The problem with Socialism is you eventually run out of other people's money
    And yet, the UK which has a fair bit of socialism and has had for over seventy years, has not run out of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tawny View Post
    Yeah that was said in another thread. Interesting.

    I can list a dozen socialist countries off the top of my head that don't seem to be running out of money and are generally rated as the best places to live on the planet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer17 View Post
    And yet, the UK which has a fair bit of socialism and has had for over seventy years, has not run out of money.
    Maggie certainly never wanted for anything.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATasteOfHoney View Post
    Please do
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    New Zealand
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