“A Republic, if you can keep it.”

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    What's your point? That has nothing to do with my statement. Plus it's not even true, Kuwait has the strongest currency
     
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    I wonder how many times this nation has been described as "going under"? I suspect the worst times were the Civil War and Great Depression. The "out" party has to sing that song the loudest, it is part of the politics of a democracy.
     
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    I get it, I just wonder if they are aware that they are full of shit or if they already believe all the overbloated BS
     
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    Where did dumb and dumber go?
     
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    So English Comprehension is not your forte:



    Fascism’s distinguishing characteristic is a “mixed economy.”

    Unlike socialists and communists who seek to abolish private business, fascists are content to let business remain in private hands. Instead, fascists use regulations, mandates, and taxes to control business and run (and ruin) the economy. A fascist system, then, is one where private businesses serve politicians and bureaucrats instead of consumers. Does the modern American economy not fit the definition of fascism?


    Fascism is similar to AIDS - invades a country and kills it from within


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    I stand corrected

    1. Kuwaiti Dinar (KWD) One Kuwaiti dinar buys US$3.28

    2. Bahraini Dinar (BHD) One Bahraini dinar buys US$2.65

    3. Omani Rial (OMR) One Omani rial buys US$2.60

    4. British Pound (GBP) One British pound buys US$1.42

    5. Euro (EUR) One euro buys US$1.09

    6. Swiss Franc (CHF) One Swiss franc buys US$0.99


    7. Libyan Dinar (LYD) One Libyan dinar buys US$0.74

    8. Bruneian Dollar (BND) One Bruneian dollar buys US$0.70

    9. Singapore Dollar (SGD) One Singapore dollar buys US$0.70

    10. Australian Dollar (AUD) One Australian dollar buys US$0.69
     
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    Nope.

     
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    Regarding your definition of socialism I'd say we aren't even close to that, not even Bernie. Nobody is even whispering about abolishing private business, but rather trying to support small businesses and boost the middle class. Limiting fraud and abuse of big business by imposing regulations to promote fair competition and environmental protections don't fit your definition either.

    Per your definition of fascism, i don't see anywhere a plan to control businesses to a point where it only serves politicians with the goal of ruining the economy... If you see that happening then point to specifics or please stop spreading these over bloated lies.
     
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    There ya go... Again, what is your point, this has nothing to do with our conversation... If you think it does then please explain how
     
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    The use of the term "mixed economy" here refers to state intervention in a capitalist market system. A system built on private ownership of the means of production.

    So again I ask you, what is Fascism without Capitalism?

    And to address RP's question.

    A fascist system, then, is one where private businesses serve politicians and bureaucrats instead of consumers. Does the modern American economy not fit the definition of fascism?

    The answer is no, he has it backwards. Our politicians serve corporations instead of the people who elect them. We don't have Fascism here, we have Corporatism. And our foreign policies reflect this arrangement.
     
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