Socialism doesn't scare them anymore

LuckyDuck

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The young of today don't know anything about the world at large. When their faces aren't buried in their cellphones, they are sipping lattes, getting handouts from mommy and daddy, who are oblivious as to their kids activities and believing any B.S. they are told by their social media friends. Plato in ancient Greece, once said, "what is wrong with our youth, they run wild in the streets and do not respect their parents?" The young haven't changed, only their communication methods have, which has allowed them to reach more youths than could have been done centuries ago.
 

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Young people are not happy with the unequal world they’ve inherited. Millennials are embracing Socialism because unfettered capitalism failed them. Many grew up in cars or tenement slums during the great recession when GW Bush's call for "deregulation" allowed financial institutions to peddle toxic mortgage packages to anyone with a pulse, and ratings institutions such as Standard and Poor's looked the other way. As the economy crashed, and things got worse, the right wing refused to agree lend even a small a hand to the many who suffered needlessly, while the few at the top became wealthier still.

Young people, along with women and minorities watched as the economy slowly healed over the next 8 years with President Obama at the helm, and witnessed 30 million Americans who previously had little or no healthcare benefits could now see a doctor without medical bankruptcy in the back of their minds. The right wing screamed SOCIALISM! of course, but they didn't care - They now had medical coverage. They also watched Donald Trump do everything in his power to strip them and their families of that protection, while offering nothing to replace it with except - "Go see your insurance man"


Sorry Republicans - Socialism doesn't scare them anymore... :bye1:

We have bad capitalism. Our politicians are all owned by the wealthy and that leads to very bad capitalism. Good capitalism doesn't have everyone paying off politicians for favors. What we need is good capitalism. Unfortunately I don't see that happening as republicans have move far from it and too many dems think it's bad now.
Until President Trump, the rich were paying extraordinary taxes. All that money didn't seem to do them any good with politicians.

If you want to end contributions for favors, I'm with you on that. But let's include everybody, not just businesses. Need to stop unions from contributing to the Democrat party, various green groups, trial lawyers, insurance companies, Hollywood, all those leftist billionaires that own social media, everybody.

You'd see how fast the Democrats would object. That Soros and Microsoft money buys a lot of things for them.
 

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Young people are not happy with the unequal world they’ve inherited
No. Young people are not happy because success, here in our America, requires years of hard work, sacrifice and personal responsibility.
And a huge reliance on the Socialist actions of the Federal Reserve.
Who benefits from these socialist actions by the government and the Fed? It sure appears that the extreme wealthy are the main beneficiaries.
They absolutely are. And they sit around and laugh at those struggling believing they actually have a shot in our fake "capitalistic" system.
Yes. Many Americans want to cling to the belief we all can make it big. Just work hard and bingo, you’re rich in America. They can’t bring themselves around to accept what their eyes are telling them. The elites love this foolish people.
Nobody believes that. People understand that capitalism is much more than working hard. It's a matter of taking your money and investing in it, thus creating your own income.

In many instances, people fail, but in the process, learn things. You can work as hard as you desire, but if you are blue collar, you'll never get rich working for somebody else. It's a well known factor.

My favorite economist, and former fill-in host on the Rush Limbaugh show, Dr. Walter E Williams said many times, that when he was teaching college, he would be asked by one or more students "Dr. Williams, what is the secrete to financial success?" To that, Williams always responded that the key to success is pleasing your fellow man.

If you make a good hamburger, you please your fellow man by a few, be it feeding your family or friends. If you take your delicious hamburger, and open your own restaurant, you will please your fellow man by the thousands. If you decide to franchise your restaurant, you will please your fellow man by the millions, and financial success grows equally.
I suspect you’re one of those under the misapprehension that our crony capitalist system (really Fascism) works for the vast majority of Americans, if only they would learn to invest and please their fellow man.

The billionaires laugh at people like you.
It only works for people that take the opportunity to be part of it. If you are going to stay at your job running a drill press, you are not participating. You are simply working for somebody that is participating.
So now if everyone would just apply their God given talents, all would be rich. LOL. WTF man.
Anyone can increase their net worth if they want to.
Yes but few ever get rich. Now with the system so stacked against most Americans, many can see the unfairness. Millions of Americans are living in or near poverty, while billionaires get sweetheart deals from Uncle.

Money is political power in our corrupt nation. The ultra rich have enormous political power. I don’t think this a good thing. Do you?
Define rich.

Some would say a person who can live modestly off of his lifetime of savings with little worry about meeting his expenses is a rich man.

The fact is you don't need millions of dollars to live such a life.
You’re ignoring the problem. Over 50% of Americans have $0 net worth. Millions live in poverty. We are the richest third world nation in the world.

Can we debate the problem rather than post platitudes?
People have zero net worth not because they spend every cent on the bare necessities.

Americans are not taught to save money but rather are conditioned to spend spend spend.

And poverty is a social construct and means different things to different people.

But poverty as we define it here int he US has been dropping but don't forget that we still have the richest poor people in the world right here and there are literally hundreds of millions of people who would die for the chance to be a "poor" American
 

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Young people are not happy with the unequal world they’ve inherited. Millennials are embracing Socialism because unfettered capitalism failed them.
If we had unfettered capitalism you might have a point, but since we don't, you're just a victim of ignorance. Some people have to learn the hard way and the American people have several years of ass kicking ahead of them.
 

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Young people are not happy with the unequal world they’ve inherited. Millennials are embracing Socialism because unfettered capitalism failed them. Many grew up in cars or tenement slums during the great recession when GW Bush's call for "deregulation" allowed financial institutions to peddle toxic mortgage packages to anyone with a pulse, and ratings institutions such as Standard and Poor's looked the other way. As the economy crashed, and things got worse, the right wing refused to agree lend even a small a hand to the many who suffered needlessly, while the few at the top became wealthier still.

Young people, along with women and minorities watched as the economy slowly healed over the next 8 years with President Obama at the helm, and witnessed 30 million Americans who previously had little or no healthcare benefits could now see a doctor without medical bankruptcy in the back of their minds. The right wing screamed SOCIALISM! of course, but they didn't care - They now had medical coverage. They also watched Donald Trump do everything in his power to strip them and their families of that protection, while offering nothing to replace it with except - "Go see your insurance man"


Sorry Republicans - Socialism doesn't scare them anymore... :bye1:

There hasn't been "unfettered capitalism" in Murica for over a century....So it's evident that you liberoidal freaks are straight-up lying to people from the jump.
 

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Between their silly, shallow, binary definition of "socialism" and their blind support for what has become of capitalism, the Trumpsters have been their own worst enemies.

If the socialists win, they'll be able to thank the arrogant, ignorant Right.
My support for capitalism isn't blind. I understand the advantages and drawbacks far better than you.

Socialism has failed every time it has been tried.

You don't like the definition of socialism because it makes your imbecile agenda obvious.
Perfect. Right on cue.

Ol' Mac never has to name names.
I'm right on cue pointing out facts? Yep, you can count on it.
 

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Between their silly, shallow, binary definition of "socialism" and their blind support for what has become of capitalism, the Trumpsters have been their own worst enemies.

If the socialists win, they'll be able to thank the arrogant, ignorant Right.
My support for capitalism isn't blind. I understand the advantages and drawbacks far better than you.

Socialism has failed every time it has been tried.

You don't like the definition of socialism because it makes your imbecile agenda obvious.
Perfect. Right on cue.

Ol' Mac never has to name names.
I'm right on cue point out facts? Yep, you can count on it.
Sure, if that's what you think I mean.
 

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Between their silly, shallow, binary definition of "socialism" and their blind support for what has become of capitalism, the Trumpsters have been their own worst enemies.

If the socialists win, they'll be able to thank the arrogant, ignorant Right.
My support for capitalism isn't blind. I understand the advantages and drawbacks far better than you.

Socialism has failed every time it has been tried.

You don't like the definition of socialism because it makes your imbecile agenda obvious.
Perfect. Right on cue.

Ol' Mac never has to name names.
I'm right on cue point out facts? Yep, you can count on it.
Sure, if that's what you think I mean.
Explain what you meant. I'm certain that you're afraid to.
 

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Between their silly, shallow, binary definition of "socialism" and their blind support for what has become of capitalism, the Trumpsters have been their own worst enemies.

If the socialists win, they'll be able to thank the arrogant, ignorant Right.
My support for capitalism isn't blind. I understand the advantages and drawbacks far better than you.

Socialism has failed every time it has been tried.

You don't like the definition of socialism because it makes your imbecile agenda obvious.
Perfect. Right on cue.

Ol' Mac never has to name names.
I'm right on cue point out facts? Yep, you can count on it.
Sure, if that's what you think I mean.
Explain what you meant. I'm certain that you're afraid to.
I already did, in the very first post of mine that you quoted.

You folks are so terrible at advocating for (what you think is) capitalism that you've politely opened the door for the socialists.

I can tell you for a fact that they appreciate it.

That's a function of your own ignorance and arrogance.
 

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Young people are not happy with the unequal world they’ve inherited. Millennials are embracing Socialism because unfettered capitalism failed them. Many grew up in cars or tenement slums during the great recession when GW Bush's call for "deregulation" allowed financial institutions to peddle toxic mortgage packages to anyone with a pulse, and ratings institutions such as Standard and Poor's looked the other way. As the economy crashed, and things got worse, the right wing refused to agree lend even a small a hand to the many who suffered needlessly, while the few at the top became wealthier still.

Young people, along with women and minorities watched as the economy slowly healed over the next 8 years with President Obama at the helm, and witnessed 30 million Americans who previously had little or no healthcare benefits could now see a doctor without medical bankruptcy in the back of their minds. The right wing screamed SOCIALISM! of course, but they didn't care - They now had medical coverage. They also watched Donald Trump do everything in his power to strip them and their families of that protection, while offering nothing to replace it with except - "Go see your insurance man"


Sorry Republicans - Socialism doesn't scare them anymore... :bye1:

Young people do not have enough education to fear socialism
 

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If the socialists win, they'll be able to thank the arrogant, ignorant Right.
But no blame (or credit as the case may be) for good old mac1958

he’s just hiding in the bushes waiting to see which side wins
 

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MOAR FETTERS!!! EVERYONE IN FETTERS!
 

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If the socialists win, they'll be able to thank the arrogant, ignorant Right.
But no blame (or credit as the case may be) for good old mac1958

he’s just hiding in the bushes waiting to see which side wins
Wrong, as usual.

I'm a better capitalist than you'll ever be, because, as a 20+ CFP/Investment Advisor, I know and respect capitalism's strengths AND its weaknesses.
 

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I'm a better capitalist than you'll ever be, because, as a 20+ CFP/Investment Advisor, I know and respect capitalism's strengths AND its weaknesses.
Then you should be educating the brainless lefties who need to know instead of ankle-biting trump voters
 

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I'm a better capitalist than you'll ever be, because, as a 20+ CFP/Investment Advisor, I know and respect capitalism's strengths AND its weaknesses.
Then you should be educating the brainless lefties who need to know instead of ankle-biting trump voters
If and when they're in power, I will, and I have.

Until then, you folks are making things easier for the socialists.
 

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Between their silly, shallow, binary definition of "socialism" and their blind support for what has become of capitalism, the Trumpsters have been their own worst enemies.

If the socialists win, they'll be able to thank the arrogant, ignorant Right.
My support for capitalism isn't blind. I understand the advantages and drawbacks far better than you.

Socialism has failed every time it has been tried.

You don't like the definition of socialism because it makes your imbecile agenda obvious.
Perfect. Right on cue.

Ol' Mac never has to name names.
I'm right on cue point out facts? Yep, you can count on it.
Sure, if that's what you think I mean.
Explain what you meant. I'm certain that you're afraid to.
I already did, in the very first post of mine that you quoted.

You folks are so terrible at advocating for (what you think is) capitalism that you've politely opened the door for the socialists.

I can tell you for a fact that they appreciate it.

That's a function of your own ignorance and arrogance.
That has nothing to do with it. Each generation after mine got lazier and lazier. Socialism takes care of problems we individuals take care of ourselves in this country. Younger people the last couple of decades had no interest in home ownership unless it was townhouses with a great maintenance program. They don't want to mow the lawn, snowplow the drive in the winter, deal with getting an HVAC guy to repair their AC or heater, don't even know how to replace a flapper value in their toilet. They just want to come home and watch television.

I also read an article years ago how many generation X people would rent all their furniture and appliances. Again, they don't want to deal with problems. When problems arise, they want to make one phone call and that's it.

This is great for me being a landlord. I've never seen such a demand for rental units as I have the past ten years or so. In fact some cities and states introduced rent control because rentals are becoming so unaffordable due to supply and demand.
 

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If the so-called "fence sitters" have no gravitas, why do both parties worry about them so much?
I cant speak for the repub swamp rats in DC

they jump at shadows

but I just find the nagging fence sitters annoying
 

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