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dcsmart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-05-09 09:48 PM
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Socialism? Hardly, Say Socialists Under Obama, socialism chatter has permeated the media in 2009. Bu

The first months of the Obama Administration have given rise to abundant talk about a U.S. drift into socialism. "We Are All Socialists Now," a Newsweek cover declared in February. On May 20 the Republican National Committee approved a resolution calling on Democrats to "stop pushing our country toward socialism." The resolution was predicated on the idea that, under Obama, Democrats are following the path of Western European countries in advocating expansive social safety nets and deeper government involvement in the economy.

Some conservative commentators have even likened Obama's economic stimulus and regulatory initiatives to a Soviet-style takeover of the country. In February, syndicated radio host Rush Limbaugh accused Obama of waging war on capitalism. "That's his objective. He wants to destroy capitalism," Limbaugh told a caller. "He wants to establish a very powerful socialist government, authoritarian. He wants control of the economy."

But real Socialists would vigorously disagree. They say if the Obama Administration were establishing a true socialist state, we'd have at least a $15-an-hour minimum wage (instead of the current $6.55 federal minimum) and 30-hour workweeks. Every American would be guaranteed employment and health-care coverage. Oh, and homeless people would be occupying vacant office buildings in cities and vacant McMansions in the suburbs.
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http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/may...


The Happy Funtime Super Republican Party
"RESOLVED, that we the members of the Republican National Committee call on the Democratic Party to be truthful and honest with the American people by acknowledging that they have evolved from a party of tax and spend to a party of tax and nationalize and, therefore, should agree to rename themselves the Democrat Socialist Party."

What's most hilarious, though, is the response from the actual Socialists, whose actual name already is "Democratic Socialists of America." Actually. (Republicans are lucky the real DSA didn't sue them for trademark infringement.)

"It's objectionable," said Frank Llewellyn, national director of the "true" Democratic Socialists, "because they're giving socialism a bad name by associating it with the Democrats, who are the second-most capitalist party in the world."
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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-j-elisberg/the-hap...

RNC drops resolution to call Democrats Socialists
http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2009/05/20/rnc-d... /

Leader of Democratic Socialists of America Responds to Democrat Socialist Party Resolution
http://washingtonindependent.com/42888/leader-of-democr...


SOURCE SITE
http://www.dsausa.org/NewsFromDSA/2009/27may2009.htm







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LWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 08:29 PM
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1. It's abundantly clear
that all those wailing about socialism have no clue what socialism actually is.

And if they experienced it, most would prefer it to the current mess. ;)

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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jun-06-09 10:56 PM
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