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Is America more socialist than we think?

  1. cafeteria profile image68
    cafeteriaposted 6 years ago

    Is America more socialist than we think?

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  2. bill yon profile image72
    bill yonposted 6 years ago

    America is not socialist. If  it  was  you  would not be able to ask that question or criticize the  commander in chief. You want to see something socialist? Look at the  fake photo op of all those people crying in korea over crazy Kim's death.

  3. Credence2 profile image81
    Credence2posted 6 years ago

    There are many aspects of the U.S. ecoonomy that have socialist features. Capitalism, practiced in its raw state, has too many sharp edges as there are many considerations to obtaining a functioning society outside the single minded pursuit of the profit motive. Best regards for a prosperous New Year

  4. gjfalcone profile image77
    gjfalconeposted 6 years ago

    Farm Subsidies are a form of socialization, its been a common practice for decades. Ask Michele Bachmann, her family has been a benefactor.
    Oil subsidies, a form of socialization, again a common practice for decades. The most profitable industry in the history of the world.
    Not to mention, although I suppose I shall, Social security, Medicare, Medicaid, the VA and last but certainly not least the U.S. Military. The Ultimate Protector of Capitalism, provides Food, Clothing, Shelter, Medical, Dental, Education...
    So, in a word...Nay

  5. lostdogrwd profile image60
    lostdogrwdposted 6 years ago

    for the rich, yes. oil, bankers, insurance,and defense contractor gets trillion of dollars from the Feds making it mandatory for the people to work for them, remember, the Feds get its money from the people.socialism or fascism for the rich, divide the people to fight among each other and they get ALL THE MONEY,

  6. Doc Snow profile image96
    Doc Snowposted 6 years ago

    No.  Socialism means public ownership of the means of economic production--NOT a prominent feature of the American economy.

    Social programs are not 'socialist' per se, though that's a common confusion.  Again, those programs are not especially large in the US, compared with other developed nations.

    On the other hand, big business, as detailed in some of the answers already given here, has been able to use the political system to create something of a plutocracy, in which only the wealthy can be elected to office, have meaningful access to politicians, or directly influence the political process.

    And of course, the economic interests of the wealthy have thereby become the Number 1 priority of the political/media establishment.

  7. profile image0
    Old Empresarioposted 6 years ago

    If you mean National Socialism, then yes. We are heavily taxed to pay for a large standing military. We pay taxes and get nothing in return.

 
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