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Old Today, 11:18 AM
Location: Upstate NY
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Originally Posted by PCALMike View Post
Socialism is workers owning the means of production. Nothing to do with taxes nor the government.

99% of the people have no clue what socialism means.

You can always spot the product(s) of today's educational system--which clearly isn't doing much "educating" on socialism, other than to promote it.
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Old Today, 11:21 AM
Location: San Jose
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Originally Posted by Northman83 View Post
I can't rep you enough!!

One of the best posts I have seen in a Looooooong time here!

My countries largest party used to travel to Communist Soviet in the 20s-30s in their dream of forming a true Communist Party in my country.. but where witnessing that everything was NOT rosy red in the USSR. When they gained power in 1935, they wisely decided not to go completely Red, but understood that the people needed a safety net in a capitalistic society, if not, to much power where accumulating at the top and the people where awfully close to revolting.

After WW2, they where re-elected, nationalized most of the things the Germans had built, and rebuilt the country with very limited means. All the while insuring that people had a safety net if they needed it.

And today.. we are even further away from communism... Highly capitalistic, easy for companies to do business in, but one of the best countries for working conditions for workers, rights, unions, holidays, healthcare and so on and so on.

Everybody is taxed and everybody gets help when they need it..

Must be nice to live in a civilized country.
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