Name Me One Socialist Country! Just One!!

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    ...That has a standard of living anywhere NEAR as high as the United States!
     
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    Why?
     
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    Because a lot of you liberals obviously wouldn't be happy unless the government controlled everything. Some of you literally scream it in almost every post.

    So let's see an example of a country that is at least majority socialist, with a high standard of living. One with a history of a few decades of high standard of living, too. Not one that had brief periods.
     
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    Liberals aren't socialists. And some of the people that think they are liberals are anything but.
     
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    Yes Rav, I am well aware. You certainly aren't arguing that there are some liberals here that are pretty damn socialist in their beliefs though, are you?

    I've seen calls for owning the banks, owning energy, owning the automakers. Couple that with taxing the rich to even out the poor, and it doesn't get much more socialist.
     
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    A standard of living for which Americans? Affluent Americans or poor and Loe income Americans?

    Many countries which provide health care to All citizens have a higher standard of living than the US.
     
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    This is not true, Ang. Just having free healthcare does not equate to an automatic higher standard of living. In America, you can be an entrepreneur and be successful. You have the freedom to be poor or be successful. Shit, if you graduate high school, you can fill out a FAFSA if you're poor, apply for a student loan, and get a college education without spending a dollar of your own money. There's no excuse for having your own low standard of living in America. The opportunities are there. But the fact that some people refuse to work hard to achieve something greater doesn't mean that America doesn't have the highest standard of living in the world.
     
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    America is socialist. Well, socialist when it comes to things deemed 'important'.
    Just like almost every other country.

    Though the highest standards of living tend to be found in the most socialist nations (all those Northern European places with high literacy, low crime, clean energy - all that commie BS you know)


    P.S. The US does not have as high a standard of living as you might think.


    I think this is for 2007-2008

    1 Iceland
    2 Norway
    3 Australia
    4 Canada
    5 Ireland
    6 Sweden
    7 Switzerland
    8 Japan
    9 Netherlands
    10 France
    11 Finland
    12 United States
    13 Spain
    14 Denmark
    15 Austria
     
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    Sure, Paulie, everyone can be a millionaire in America.

    So, what is your excuse for not being one?
     
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    You want to tell me where I said millionaire? I'm not seeing it.
     

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