How many Americans contend that the United States would be much better if socialistic principles & programs were implemented? How many such Americans contend that America is slowly progressing towards socialism which will benefit all members of society? Why do these Americans feel that if America is going to become progressive & liberal, it has no other recourse but to embrace socialistic principles such as universal health care, free college tuition, & very low cost, if not free housing? These Americans contend that all progressive, humane society practice socialism in one way or another, do you agree or disagree? Why? Why not?
"Why do these Americans feel that if America is going to become progressive & liberal, it has no other recourse but to embrace socialistic principles such as universal health care, free college tuition, & very low cost, if not free housing?"
Because those things have become synonymous with liberalism. It is what being liberal is all about today; embracing socialism.
It also includes other things, good things for people, but that remains one of the greatest points. Redistribution of income so that all are as nearly equal as possible in their standard of living.
Yes, many extremist & leftist Liberals feel this way. They feel that the government should supply most, if not all, of their needs. They contend that things such as healthcare, education, & housing are unalienable rights. They don't have the innate maturity to know that if one wants something, h/she must earn it. They find earning things to be abhorrent. They feel that hard work is an anathema.
Liberalism has created the nanny state, starting en masse in 1964 w/the implementation of the so-called Great Society which created welfare. As a result of many of this & other social programs, people have become.....ENTITLED. With the social programs is open college enrollment which decreased the quality of college education. It used to be that one had to have certain qualifications to attend college. These social programs made many people believe that they were entitled to privileges & a comfortable lifestyle whether they EARN it or not. Ridiculous, isn't it!
Would you guys be okay with only two people owning all of the wealth? If so, please explain why. An where would you draw the line? 20 people, or 100 people? I'd really like to hear your responses.
Your question is so far beyond reality it isn't even worth discussing. We currently have over a million families (not people - families) in the top 1%...and they don't even own half the wealth. To talk of 2 or 20 or 100 owning it all is not going to happen. Not even a thousand or ten thousand.
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