Do you think this administration's goal is to set the stage for socialism?
I highly doubt it
I think their goal is to try and help people during the worst economic down turn since the "great depression"
There will always be some element of "socialism" within the American fabric of life. One reason is because it's part of the American spirit to lend a hand to those in need.
Social Security, Medicare/Medicaid, Food shelters, Government grants, tax incentives for farmers and businesses, no taxes on church properties....etc In fact the government offers us tax deductions for supporting charities and buying a home.
All of the above could be considered forms of socialism I suppose.
Some people believe if we can provide billions of dollars of aid to other countries in need and spend a trillion on two wars under the guise of liberating them then we should be able to "help our own people" here at home.
We've always in one form or another had both social welfare and "corporate welfare" programs.
There are those who believe the government is "evil" it should simply stick to protecting it's citizens and preserving the infrastructure of our cities, towns, and highways.
Everyone should pull themselves up by their own bootstraps and government should allow businesses to govern themselves.
Others have advocated abolishing the federal income tax because it's "illegal"
I for one can't imagine what the nation would be like without the FDA, SEC, FDIC, Safety, and other government angencies which came into being AFTER abuses were discovered.
Capitalism (with a heart) is here to stay!
Our nation like it or not is built upon certain Christian principles.
No one is going take Social Security away from seniors.
No one is going to tell a family without income they can't have food stamps. No one is going to refuse a child medical attention because he/she has no insurance.
It's just bad Karma! :-)
The real trick is in finding a way to "balance" capitalism with some so called aspects of socialism.
No—unless you mean national, fascist socialism like Nazi Germany. In reality, Obama is behaving like a Bush on steroids. He used the Republican Stimulus Plan (giving mass loans to corporations), the Republican Healthcare Plan (forcing people to buy insurance from corporations), and continues the Republican wars in the Middle East (to secure resources). Fascism is the perfect marriage between government and corporations. In reality, everyone is a socialist. Socialism is an idea to better society and promote equality. There are many, many ways to do that. Some sacrifice liberty... we should all be against that.
by GA Anderson 2 years ago
*Thread credit should go to Credence2 for his Bernie Sanders enthusiasm - which prompted a look at his platformLooking at presidential candidate Bernie Sanders' website was a real eye-opener. Great sounding programs - paid for by the greedy rich, and the evil corporations of America.Many of...
by Credence2 12 days ago
I think that conservatives would have no problem withTime Magazine as not being "fake news". But I am seeing this article in other outlets as well. It goes to show why I am not particularely fond of conservatives nor their mode of thinking.What gives America the right to invade Venuszuela...
by Kathryn L Hill 5 years ago
-today in the Forums, it was stated that socialism offers freedom and low taxes. This is what we have learned today, 3/9/13 from advocates of Social Democracy for the United States (A Social Democracy promotes a gradual and peaceful transition to socialism, according to Wikipedia) Is this true?Can...
by Josak 5 years ago
One of the greatest criticisms leveled at socialist and perceived socialist nations is their high taxes, usually reinforced with the example of France and it's high tax rates under a newly elected socialist government.Let's examine that claim factually, a quick analysis will prove it false.For...
by Charles James 7 years ago
So many people are ignorant of socialism or misunderstand it that much of my "political" time on Hubpages is spent working on misconceptions. I have been doing some preparatory work for a nest of hubs about Socialism, tentatively labelled "Socialism 101", effectively a...
by SportsBetter 19 months ago
Is social security a socialist program?
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|