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Old 07-30-2019, 08:40 AM
 
Location: OH->FL->NJ
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In his prepared remarks introducing the resolution Daines criticized the Green New Deal and "Medicare-for-all" -- as well as the increase in partisanship on Capitol Hill.
LOL missed this part.

Irony anyone?
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:42 AM
 
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Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines introduces resolution ...


He might as well condemn Public Libraries, Public Hospitals, Public Mass Transit and Social Security.

The concept of blending socialist ideas into our economy is older than the words used to describe it. Older than the Cold War (which taught many people to irrationally fear it), older than the constitution, older than our culture.

Ben Franklin, a successful businessman himself, promoted many such programs for the betterment of the people. Every mutual insurance company, every credit union and every homeowners association is an example of how the model of common ownership for common benefit can be applied within a free market economy and work just fine. Every monastery likewise.

There are deep red Republican cities that own their own water companies and many even own their own electric companies, this is not new. This is socialism in America.

We have had a mixed economy from the very beginning. Anyone who thinks otherwise is rather clueless about our history and our economy.
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Old 07-30-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines introduces resolution ...


He might as well condemn Public Libraries, Public Hospitals, Public Mass Transit and Social Security.

The concept of blending socialist ideas into our economy is older than the words used to describe it. Older than the Cold War (which taught many people to irrationally fear it), older than the constitution, older than our culture.

Ben Franklin, a successful businessman himself, promoted many such programs for the betterment of the people. Every mutual insurance company, every credit union and every homeowners association is an example of how the model of common ownership for common benefit can be applied within a free market economy and work just fine. Every monastery likewise.

There are deep red Republican cities that own their own water companies and many even own their own electric companies, this is not new. This is socialism in America.

We have had a mixed economy from the very beginning. Anyone who thinks otherwise is rather clueless about our history and our economy.


But, but, but....... socialism!
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:17 AM
 
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LOL missed this part.

Irony anyone?
I didn't miss it !!! I selected it !!!

Curious to know what he was thinking !!! Maybe like shut-up and get on board ?
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines introduces resolution condemning socialism,pivotal time in our great nationís history

Most people reject socialism for America's future with its long history of failure and resulting loss of life !!!


Daines introduces resolution condemning socialism, saying 'pivotal' moment has arrived
https://www.foxnews.com/politics/dai...nt-has-arrived



In his prepared remarks introducing the resolution Daines criticized the Green New Deal and "Medicare-for-all" -- as well as the increase in partisanship on Capitol Hill.

Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines introduced a resolution forcefully condemning what he called the "failed experiment" of socialism on Monday, warning that the United States had "two paths to take" -- with one leading to "freedom," and the other, "complete government control, undermining our constitution and our American way of life.Ē
What is this other path that leads to freedom? Capitalism fails, too. Ever heard of the Great Depression?
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:29 AM
 
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I'm wondering if he's including corporate socialism in his condemnation?

Nah, probably not.
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:30 AM
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Location: Self explanatory
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I didn't miss it !!! I selected it !!!

Curious to know what he was thinking !!! Maybe like shut-up and get on board ?
Well, that's not authoritarian at all, is it?
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:31 AM
 
Location: Stillwater, Oklahoma
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What type of government we want is up to the actual voters.
Yes, just like how Oklahoma City regularly votes to keep the city sales tax up, in order to finance more new big civic improvement projects to make local government bigger.
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Old 07-30-2019, 09:39 AM
 
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Well, that's not authoritarian at all, is it?
So as authoritarian what does it do ? Actually do ?

Give that more forceful meaning when someone recites "Mary Had A Little Lamb" ?
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