Socialism for the Wealthy .... Capitalism for the Poor...

Discussion in 'Economy' started by Sunshine, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Sunshine
    Offline

    Sunshine Trust the pie. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,377
    Thanks Received:
    3,036
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +3,045
    It is definitely an interesting concept:

    Even Tomas Jefferson had something to say about it:

    Socialism for the rich and capitalism for the poor - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    Some sources state that it is 'the poor' who bear all the risk in our society. I would differ and suggest it is the middle class who bear all the risk.

    We are NOT a capitalist society. And for all on here who preach 'free market' this and 'free market' that when it comes to health care and other things that would benefit ordinary Americans, someone needs to step forward and explain why Chrysler is still in business. If not for American socialism in the mid 90's Chrysler wouldn't even be around now. We have seen socialism for the wealthy and the middle class absorbing the losses the last 4 years. Anyone who thinks the wealthy in today's world got there by pulling themselves up by the boot straps really needs to think again.!
     
  2. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    Maybe you should take this up with all the pimps for endless bailouts, "stimulus" programs, worthless fiat money and central economic planning.
     
  3. Sunshine
    Offline

    Sunshine Trust the pie. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,377
    Thanks Received:
    3,036
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +3,045
    In a truly 'free market' Chrysler would have been gone before the year 2000.
     
  4. Oddball
    Offline

    Oddball BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Messages:
    41,428
    Thanks Received:
    8,397
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Drinking wine, eating cheese, catching rays
    Ratings:
    +8,409
    In a truly free market, New York City and Cleveland would have had to file for reorganization under bankruptcy laws.

    In a truly free market, there wouldn't have been the prepackaged shotgun bailouts of Chrysler and GM, to float the UAW's over extended pension and benefit programs.

    In a truly free market, states would've had to deal with their overspending, ranter than getting a big fat bailout, under the guise of the phony "stimulus" program of '09.

    I could go on, but I think you get my drift.
     
  5. Sunshine
    Offline

    Sunshine Trust the pie. Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    Messages:
    19,377
    Thanks Received:
    3,036
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Ratings:
    +3,045
    By no stretch is this a free market.
     

Share This Page