Why do Republicans bash socialism - when it's all around them?

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    Nobody complains about basic govt service. It's the takeover of entire sectors of the economy. Or taking my hard earned money to give to a moocher.
    Stupid premise.
     
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    but it said everything he wanted it to say!!!!
     
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    /——/ Imagine you’re shipwrecked in shark infested water with only a piece of driftwood to keep you afloat. When a dozen sharks start circling, do you fear for your life or contemplate how sharks are beneficial to to the ocean’s ecosystem? Well that’s how normal people feel about socialism.
     
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    On the reservation almost everything is free. Ask Lakota. She can go into any store and not pay a penny in sales taxes.
     
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    Make up your mind. It's either a monopoly or it's not. YOUR definition

    So we're not talking about whether we have socialism in our government and economy...we're talking about how MUCH socialism we require.

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    To the extent that they supplant private businesses and services, public utilities are examples of limited socialism. Police and military are not. In any case, the OP is essentially saying, "We have some socialism, so we should have more". But it doesn't say why.
     
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    Nope. Socialism is state control of the economy. Try again.
     
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    What a pile of trash OP. Funding security and essential services is not socialism. Government seizing my money and gifting it to moochers and losers, seizing my money and gifting it to their campaign cash cows, that's socialism and socialist corruption.
     
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    Exactly. It should be much less.
     
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