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Old 03-19-2010, 02:09 AM
 
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OK, let's not mention any Scandinavian countries. But, maybe we should at least comtemplate the rest of the world. We are basically the ONLY advanced country that doesn't have some form of nationalized health care.
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Ok, and your point is...?

We also have the most powerful, most innovative and most successful economy in the world! That didn't come about by socialism... that came about by hard work, dedication and a lot of self-confidence among the citizens of this country who risked everything to build the infrastructure and creature comforts we have today.

Does socialism make for a "happier" country? Yes. When the poor receive money and services they did not earn OF COURSE it will generally make more of the population happier. However, is socialism healthy for innovation and the economy from which socialism supports itself? I believe the answer would be a resounding no.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:17 AM
 
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Get over it you cry babies. This thing is going to pass.

Don't like it? Vote.
Go back to your homework please, let the grown ups handle this.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:38 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Then you need to change the US Constitution first
Nope. The ninth amendment already addresses that.
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Old 03-19-2010, 02:41 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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We also have the most powerful, most innovative and most successful economy in the world!
BS. Unless you can explain the massive debt we've managed to take upon over the last few decades if not over nearly two centuries. And trust me, the economy has been on a decline with weaker middle class and rising rich-poor divide.

But, of course, you would like to have more of the same. Trust me, beliefs don't make up for reality.
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Old 03-21-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Maybe because it is not a right in the US

And who determines what is and what is not a right?
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