The Great American Socialist

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    The Great American Socialist...Reagan

    Socialism has been much in the news for some months. Recently, some GOP stalwarts charged President Obama with preaching the heresy. John Boehner, the House minority leader, characterized Obama's stimulus package as, "one big down payment on a new American socialist experiment."

    "Socialism" is a pejorative term in American politics and needs to be carefully examined. It usually refers to increased government control over the economy, or policies that promote the redistribution of wealth. There is no doubt that President Obama's economic measures, passed and proposed, will raise tax rates on the richest Americans to pay for increased government funding of health care, green energy and education. So the new president is indeed a redistributionist, but so was Ronald Reagan, except that Obama's plans will transfer wealth from the rich to the poor, whereas Reagan's bills transferred wealth from the poor and the middle class to the opulent. In fact, Obama's measures are puny, whereas Reagan's were massive. If the Democrat is a "small" socialist, Reagan was the Great American Socialist.

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    Dr. Ravi Batra, a professor of economics at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, is the author of five international best sellers. He was the chairperson of his department from 1977 to 1980. This article is based on Batra's two books, "The New Golden Age" and "Greenspan's Fraud." His web site is Ravibatra.com.
     
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    Bfg, I don't mind you posting an article bashing Ronald Reagan, however I do take issue with your plagiarizing the data from a editorial written by Ron Moore of the DC Special Interest Examiner on 03/21/09. The editorial was written using material from two books written by Dr. Ravi Batra. If I want to read an editorial by Ron Moore I can read it direct myself without you cutting and pasting various excerpts out of context.
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    I am prevented from posting the URL but you can Google News for the editorial by Ron Moore.
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    WHICH Ron Moore?
    Ronald Moore (disambiguation)
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    Ronald Moore may refer to:

    * Ronald D. Moore - Screenwriter and television producer
    * Ronald B. Moore - Visual Effects Supervisor for several Star Trek productions.
    * Ronald Moore (football) - American football player
    * Ronald Moore (politician) - Lacombe MLA Alberta, Canada
    * Ronald Moore (Trooper) - recipient of the Distinguished Conduct Medal in World War II
    * Ron Moore (boat builder) creator of the world-famous Moore 24 ULDB in Santa Cruz
     
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    Ron Moore of the DC Special Interest Examiner on 03/21/09. However, I may be wrong about your plagiarizing. If so sorry.
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    Hi Bfgrn!

    Our policy here at USMB is that you cannot post entire articles or post something that isn't your original work without providing a link to the source in your post.

    Please edit your original post so it complies with our TOS.

    Thanks!

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    He NOT plagiarizing.

    That's a very serious charge, incidently, not a minor one..at least it is to people who think themselves scholars.

    So for future reference know that

    Plagerizing is laying claim to other people's work.

    He VERY CLEARLY identified the author of this piece.

    No harm and no foul.
     
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    First of all...IF you know the TOS, you'd know that you can't post a URL until you've posted 15 threads...

    Second...
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    Actually, if you read the TOS properly you would know that you can't post a URL until you made 15 POSTS not threads.

    Get editing :)

    BTW, how was it sitting out the post season last year?
     

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