Here Comes Socialism

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  1. Zoom-boing
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    The Obama presidency: Here comes socialism
    By Dick Morris
    Posted: 01/20/09 06:12 PM [ET]

    2009-2010 will rank with 1913-14, 1933-36, 1964-65 and 1981-82 as years that will permanently change our government, politics and lives. Just as the stars were aligned for Wilson, Roosevelt, Johnson and Reagan, they are aligned for Obama. Simply put, we enter his administration as free-enterprise, market-dominated, laissez-faire America. We will shortly become like Germany, France, the United Kingdom, or Sweden — a socialist democracy in which the government dominates the economy, determines private-sector priorities and offers a vastly expanded range of services to many more people at much higher taxes.

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    dick morris is such an angry little man, it's difficult to take what he says seriously.

    and ultimately, it doesn't matter what you call it, because we have to do what we have to do, and economists on left and right are pretty much in agreement as to the broad strokes.
     
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    You are dreaming Son!!

    We haven't been a free-enterprise, market-dominated, and laissez-faire America, for a long, long time.
     
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    I hope so. Start with the banks. No reason a handful of bankers should be getting rich on the tax payers dime.

    Republicans always want to privatize the profits and socialize the losses.

    Why can't OUR government get some of the profits too when/if they bail someone out?
     
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    Is our government giving $700 Billion in our tax dollars to the Banking Industry who was a major player along with the Fed, in creating this mess, considered socialism or fascism?

    Care
     
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    What we have is Fascism:

    Shall we have a government of, by, and for We, the People? Or shall we be governed by a powerful elite made up of the super-rich, multi-national corporations, and well-paid shills who do their bidding?

    It seems that the shift from FDR's vision of We the People to Reagan's vision of corporate governance has only happened in the past thirty years - when Reagan, in his first inaugural address, declared war on We the People by saying: "Government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem."

    Thus, we see, the real battle here is between those who believe that free people can govern themselves - and have the right to keep out powerful interests that would corrupt government - and those who believe that a powerful father-figure is necessary for governance, the people should be kept largely in ignorance, the rich know best, and that We the People will only behave well when, as Hobbes wrote, there is "a common power to keep them all in awe."

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    How many times are you going to spout off the same bullshit?

    "Republicans always want to privatize the profits and socialize the losses."... ridiculous.... Many conservatives and republicans want no such thing... yet you try and lump it into such a statement.... it would be like saying that all DEMs want to socialize the earnings and privatize all losses...

    Here's a novel idea... keep it ALL private... earn what you earn.... reap the benefits of your success and reap the consequences of your failures... whether that be a company or an individual

    Should the government earn interest or benefit from the stupid handout/bailout plans? ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY... these should not be just money give aways or interest free loans....

    Should the government say that you or any company can only earn so much for your successes?? ABSOFREAKINGLUTELY NOT... and the government should not gets it's hands into or take over any business, including banks or auto industry or whatever else... the government should remain limited in what it is to do.. it is not your mommy, it is not your personal safety net for your failure, it is not your insurance company, and it is not there to take care of your personal responsibilities for you
     
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    We are already there. The huge government bail-outs and 'stimulus plans' prove that.
     
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    The banks are not done asking for handouts. Shame people will keep paying for this mess and our fearless leaders will keep these giants alive because they are bought and paid for by them.
     
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    :clap2:

    hahahahahaha...

    :lol:


    gawd, he's an awful little man.

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