|4 th Generation Texan
December 8, 2011 12:11pm
|Socialism is a doctrine that does not work and has never worked. Some of Obama's 'behind sniffers' that blog here tried to tell me that Social Security is a Socialist program. I tried to explain that that is not so. Social Security was suppose to be a back up, safety net for older folk. Participation was not voluntary. And, everyone and their employers had to contribute into this fund. When you contribute into a retirement fund to fund it, that ain't socialism. Now, if senior citizens HAD NOT been forced to pay for this program, and they got a retirment benefit at 62, and the funding came from government money that is the people's money, then Social Security would be a Socialistic program. In other words, the recipient's of Social Security are getting the money back that they put into the system. I expect most adults should be able to see the difference, but some on this blog don't appear to have that ability.
The same with other programs... if you are participating in a government program where the money is from government tax money and you don't have to pay the money back (a gift), then that is a form of a socialistic program. I heard just last night statistics that prove Obama is a Socialist. Something like 49% of all Americans are now participating in the food stamp program (the numbers have greatly increased since Obama took over), And there are dozens of similar programs that are funded by taxpayer money thanks to Obama. And, Obama's take over of auto companies, etc is either a socialist or Communist or Marxist act (you choose which you like). The government does not have to own ALL Commerce, provide ALL services, and distribute equally the proceeds to all citizens to be Socialistis in nature. Make no mistake about it, Obama is a Socialist or a Communist. A former Communist/author/profesor who is well known (unfortunately I can not think of his name) said last year on TV that Obama is a Communist. Why would he say that if he didn't believe it and have some reason for his opinion? I suspect that if obama had his way totally, you would see the government taking over the banking, financial, transportation, energy segments of our country just like he has taken over the medical industry. At which point, the government would be running all the large and vital segments of our country and everyone would be given a chicken and a pot to cook it in and cake and the rich and middle classes would be destroyed and all that would be left would be about 200 million Americans getting a government check every month from the government and working at a government owned factory/company. This would destroy the American Dream of putting forth ones energy, abilities, and hard work to get ahead and to become well off. You see, socialism/Communism/marxist destroys peoples desire and ability to be creative, work harder, be loyal and diligent on the job. Being a socialist/communist/marxist is about as close as you can get to being a union member (hey I think they might be)...you know that your boss can't fire you, you know that you don't have to put out any extra effort to get raises, you know that you don't really have to do anything and you will still be getting your "FAIR SHARE".
America is not totally Socialist YET and that is why we have enjoyed many decades of progress and prosperity because we have not been socialist.
Obama is lying when he said this week that Capitalism does not work. Where else and what other kind of system would a lying, good for nothing, dope using, black man been able to attend the finest universities, write books, become a profession, Senator, and president? Certainly not a Socialistic Country.
As Gov Christie said this week, "What the hell are we paying you (Obama) for?"