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Response to PeaceNikki (Original post)

Sat May 2, 2015, 07:35 PM

2. The arfticle conflates two different things

The labels are often confused by both the right and the left.

"Social democracy" is the expansion of government for civic purposes like health care, safety net, guaranteed income, welfare, etc.

"Socialism" is where the government takes ownership of the means of production.

The Milwaukee "socialists" never took over the means of productions, they just used taxes to establish a revenue stream to fill civic needs.

The phone company, the electric company, the railroads, and the factories in Milwaukee (i.e. the means of production) were still in private hands.

If President Obama was a "true socialist" (as the right claims), he would have taken control of GM and Chrysler and operated them as government entities.

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