USA spends way too much on the military, much more than they need (much more than both US and Canada needs even!), and millions of Americans could have a significantly better quality of life if so many people stopped wetting their pants every time they heard the word "socialized."
I have a better idea though, which shouldn't even affect the budget of the military OR increase your personal taxes; Just tax the freaking churches and let that money pay for medicare. Now everyone can be happy besides a few pastor's who don't get to live in multimillion dollar homes.
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"Socialism" in a political sense means social welfare programs. Every first world country is socialist to a fairly extensive degree already, even the US.
"Socialism" in an economic sense means co-operatives and union ownership. The root difference between economic socialism and capitalism can be boiled down thus; capitalism is banks, socialism is credit unions. Yes, you can have both in the same system.
If you think "socialism" means anything else, you are, to be blunt, wrong. Crack a dictionary sometime.
ITT we get to hear from everyone that doesn't live in the U.S tell us how bad it is.
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You think about it the wrong way. Contributing towards the betterment of your entire society is NOT the same as paying the bill for someone else.
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..and I bet we could count on one hand how many ITT have actually lived in other countries other than their homeland.
So, in effect the majority here are surely regurgitating unbiased and thorough reporting from god know's what media outlets.
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The United States is a reverse socialism. Welfare for the rich and powerful, whos interests are taken care of ABOVE ALL ELSE (and historically always has been except for cases of mass protest and worker solidarity). Tough love for the poor and middle class.
People like the idea of paying $100 for something only they get then needing to pay $25 for them selves and $25 for others.
How much money would the average person pay to live.( I think all that they had) what good is money to a dead person.
most the people in the US don't like US Socialism because we give way to much money to the people that only use it to gain more power in the US and not to people that need it to have a roof over there head to sleep under. hell Mitt Romny got to say his worth was $70,000 less every year because his horse was just so needed for the grater good of all US citizens. why is it chevron gets millions form our gov to stay in operation but can rack up billlions in profit in the same years, but the non profit food bank in my town needs to beg for a few extra cans of food to feed people.
Socialized medicine does not work in a for profit healthcare arena. I believe that healthcare should not be a for profit business, but since the people that run this multibillion dollar a year industry have more money to pay off Congress than pretty much anyone else... Congress will continue to be more concerned with what the lobbyist think than what is best for the American people.
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