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Boogiemack

(1,406 posts)
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:55 PM Nov 2020

Will someone please ask the next Trumper what part of socialism they want to toss?

Is it SS, Medicare, the ACA, is it unemployment insurance? What? In socialist countries they have FREE healthcare, free higher education, some have free medical education, paid vacations for 4 weeks, paid family leave...we have none of that. So what the fuck are they talking about.

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Will someone please ask the next Trumper what part of socialism they want to toss? (Original Post) Boogiemack Nov 2020 OP
Start with corporate welfare! SheltieLover Nov 2020 #1
The part where POCs get anything relayerbob Nov 2020 #2
I keep saying this. ret5hd Nov 2020 #13
Obamacare, but the ACA is OK. Hoyt Nov 2020 #3
None of the Countries you're thinking of are Socialist..... brooklynite Nov 2020 #4
They sure aren't Laissez-Faire Capitalist, either! regnaD kciN Nov 2020 #7
And the reason Socialists never succeed politically is they see the choices as either/or.... brooklynite Nov 2020 #9
The problem is just hearing the word "socialism"... regnaD kciN Nov 2020 #5
I bet half of them don't even know what Socialism means Ohiogal Nov 2020 #6
This. nt Buckeye_Democrat Nov 2020 #8
Yep Ohioboy Nov 2020 #10
Nothing you mentioned is socialism. GulfCoast66 Nov 2020 #11
No, but the MAGAs think it is. And when those pieces of legislation were passed the opposition Boogiemack Nov 2020 #14
Educate socialism v. social progress. Karadeniz Nov 2020 #12

ret5hd

(20,335 posts)
13. I keep saying this.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 08:27 PM
Nov 2020

Public schools for whites? Magic funding.
“Universal” healthcare for whites? Magic funding.
etc

brooklynite

(93,250 posts)
4. None of the Countries you're thinking of are Socialist.....
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:59 PM
Nov 2020

...and people wonder why this rebranding never works.

regnaD kciN

(26,024 posts)
5. The problem is just hearing the word "socialism"...
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 07:59 PM
Nov 2020

...so, if we were to put all the same proposals under a new label, like "blueberry cheesecake," it wouldn't be so knee-jerk unacceptable. I'm proud to support an agenda of Democratic Blueberrry Cheesecake!

GulfCoast66

(11,949 posts)
11. Nothing you mentioned is socialism.
Fri Nov 6, 2020, 08:12 PM
Nov 2020

And no Western European country is socialist.

Is it any surprise that republicans are able to scare people with the socialist label when so many progressives don’t know what it means?

No success country has the means of production owned by the state. That’s socialism. What you are talking about is how far a nation should go to mitigating the excesses of capitalism. Every program you mentioned does that. Like you, I want much more mitigation.

But only capitalism has proven the ability to generate wealth. Also, unchecked, the ability to insure the capitalists have all the capital.

 

Boogiemack

(1,406 posts)
14. No, but the MAGAs think it is. And when those pieces of legislation were passed the opposition
Sat Nov 7, 2020, 01:45 AM
Nov 2020

believe it too.

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