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Looking in vain for a ‘socialist’



Published: Wed, October 24, 2012 @ 12:00 a.m.

Looking in vain for a ‘socialist’

The continuous accusations of socialism against the Obama administration’s policies are based on deception and ignorance.

Socialists oppose war. This president has escalated military aggression and the reckless slaughter of civilians. His health reform policy mandating coverage is nothing less than a giveaway to insurance providers. The “Obama phones” given to the poor allow cellular companies to profit at the expense of the tax payer. The stimulus package created by the Bush administration and continued by this president rewards and encourages the dishonest practices of Wall Street. A socialist would have bailed out the state governments, not the executive bonuses.

The Obama administration’s policies can more accurately be described as “corporatism.”

Despite the rhetoric, I don’t see the difference between Democrats and Republicans. Both allow enormous amounts of private money to manipulate the electoral and political processes. They may as well be called Republicrats.

We have the socialist movement to thank for the 40 hour work week, the end of child labor, slave-like working conditions and much more. This president hasn’t proven worthy of being called a Socialist.

John Isabella III, Struthers


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1newsmaker1(127 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

John,
Obama is a Socialist and these people are taught to use Unions and organize poorer people against the government.

In fact both Obama and Holter AG have protested our form government their entire lives. Obama was a known Socialist at Columbia and Holter was involved of armed takevover of ROTC office.

John, Socialism preaches that everything in life should be even right across the board.

John, Socialism has seduced many religion's using 'social justice' to betray many good and honest people.

Unfortunately Socialism leads to Communism, ask the people in Eastern Europe or read about Socialism for yourself, Thank You

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2observant1(76 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

@newsmaker1

YOU ARE AN A$$ HOLE!!!!!!

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3Woody(451 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

John,

Obama is a Marxist. His parents were Marxists, his grandparents were marxists (they sent him to a high school that was know for its teachings on communism, socialism, and marxism), everyone he sought out in college and life were marxists. Birds of a Feather John, Birds of a Feather.

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4gdog4766(1495 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

These reliarcans just say anything! No truth is needed, or facts, any justification at all. As Romney has campaigned his message has changed and morphed as he's gone along. They have been as a party constantly caught lying. Several ads by Mandels out of state PACS have been removed because they were outright lies. It's what they do. The ad done by the coal miners saying they were never forced to attend Romneys stop was removed because the miners in the ad weren't the one at the rally. Just say it, just say it.

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5Sensible(118 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

John,
You wrote: "This president has escalated military aggression and the reckless slaughter of civilians."
Who are you talking about?

What are you talking about?

Are you living in this world or some alternate universe?

If anything "this president" has scaled back on military agression. Just ask John Mcain.

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6cathylukasko(116 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Per WIKIPEDIA: The major difference between social democracy and democratic socialism is the object of their politics: contemporary social democrats support a welfare state and unemployment insurance as a means to "humanize" capitalism, whereas democratic socialists seek to replace capitalism with a socialist economic system. The outcome of this collective control should be a society based upon social justice, including social equality and economic protection of people.

Obama wants to tax the wealthy to "spend" more on the poor.

Obamacare is another piece of socialism by forcing all Americans to buy insurance.

The government controlled auto bailout by done Obama chose "winners & losers" in buying UNION votes and NOT treating all employees equally. Taxpayers are still owed $26 bilion and OBAMA refuses to sell GM stock (which GM is requesting)

Obama used taxpayer money to INVEST in Green energy. Governments should NOT be deciding/investing in the capital market. Now taxpayer money has been lost to these bankrupt ventures.

Time to oust Obama and get America back to our founding fathers principles of a free market.

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7commoncitizen(961 comments)posted 1 year, 11 months ago

Cathy, I agree with most of what you are saying. If the government sold the GM stock now (@24.00/share?) it would cost the taxpayers millions of dollors (that's why GM would like to have the government sell now)

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8valleypoboy(106 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

People who oppose what they think is socialism are simply saying "I've got mine and the hell with you". If your vision of a country is one where we have no vision of common good, no vision of how a rising tide raises all boats, and wish the poor and disadvantaged would just go away, then you can keep that country. Please move south, you'll find like-minded people there and some of us can have a country with a soul as well as a profit motive.

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9jeepers(127 comments)posted 1 year, 10 months ago

To observant-great thoughtful post.

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