- Politics and Social Issues
Communism's Good Points... But
Going onto the official website of the CPUSA (Communist Party of the United States of America), which is www.cpusa.org, I snooped all around out of curiosity –as my husband's Grandfather was a member ages ago (a die-hard member).
On the home-page there was a quick link to a short article. It was also available in a PDF format so that it could be passed out as a flier. (It's also available en espanol.) The page was titled “Save the nation! Tax corporations! Tax the rich!” After reading the two page long PDF, I was surprised, they had good points with which I agree –despite being a die-hard Capitalist pig. The page stated statistics such as:
Profits: $45 billion in 2009
Federal taxes paid: Zero”
Profits: $10.3 billion in 2009
Federal taxes paid: Zero
Tax rebates received $1.1 billion”
Profits: $12 billion
Tax credits: $19 billion after purchase of Wachovia Bank”
The above does indeed boil my bottom –as I work hard for my money, watch my financial securities get sucked away by the vacuum hose of taxes, and so have never had a vacation yet to date. But does my agreement with their point mean I will now take up the Red banner & march through the streets shouting Leninist slogans? No, no, NO!
First, despite being mad at the above statistics, let me note the positive:
Let me use Wells Fargo for example. When the corporation received $19,000,000,000 in tax credits it allows them to have more net profit. Those higher profits allow them to build more facilities which create more jobs in this high unemployment age. Is that not a good thing? Their higher profits allow them to have more benefits for their employees, such as paid psychological treatment for my sister after she was locked in the vault of a Wells Fargo bank by a strong-arming bank-robber. Is that not a good thing? You tell me.
However, despite the above positives, I still believe that the big-time 'corps' need to (should) pay more. Because I am in agreement with their (Communist) idea (point) does not mean that I am in agreement with the Communist Party. Does a Republican become a Democrat when he/she agrees with one of the Democrat's ideas?
What the CPUSA flier does is point out one of Capitalism's problems. Capitalism does have problems, there are weeds in the field, there are bad seeds in the sowing bag –heck, I work for such a seed of a week (a black spot on the Capitalist flag of bright freedom). But do the problems with Capitalism mean we should dump it and change the USA to the CSA (no, not the Confederate States of America) –the Communist States of America?
When you get an infection, when you get a cut, when you see a crooked tooth... do you throw away your body? Do you dump yourself off for a new one? (Granted, you can't, but would you?) No, you go to the *bleeping* doctor!!! You get that problem fixed. You rid yourself of that staining issue. The same is with the great Capitalist system of this beyond-great nation. It has problems. It needs to go to the doctor, not chucked into the dumpster. And the best thing about the American system is that it doesn't have to cross the Sahara for the physician, rather it has it in it –Congress, the American way... Democratic Republicanism.
So, ask American Capitalism to visit its doctor, don't ask it to head to the leaper-colony.