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demosincebirth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-16-09 11:48 PM
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Shocked, shocked to find Socialism in America
East Otis, Mass. The less some Americans know, the more strident and voluble they become. Take socialism. The wailing about it over healthcare reform proves my proposition.

Shrill critics menacingly brandish "socialism" to terrify the unthinking, forgetting or willfully ignoring that while the United States is capitalist, it's also hip deep in various modes of socialism.

Republicans apparently don't know that it was their beloved President Theodore Roosevelt who in 1912 proposed national health insurance for all.

Some American critics of socialized medicine cite nightmarish accounts of bungled medical treatment abroad, boasting that America has the best medical system in the world.






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