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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-30-11 10:04 AM
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1. We are all Socialists. Countries with functioning Governments
all around the world,functioning governments some
mix of Capitalism and Socialism. It is the proportion
that differs.

Countries all around the world have adopted some parts
of Socialism. There varying degrees of Socialism dependent
upon how much each country has used. Pure Socialism does
not exist.

along with another another system. We have ended up with
varying degrees of MIXED CAPITALISM and SOCIALISM.

Take China--one of the countries with more Socialism than
others but they also have Capitalism

Sweden has more Socialism than USA but still has strong
Capitalism permeating the system.

USA has less Socialism than Sweeden and Heavier with Capitalism.

We are all Socialists in some ways. Yes our SOCIAL SAFETY NET
(SS Medicare Medicaid, Health Care, EPA, etc.) Most Americans
support these programs. Even TEA PARTY SUPORTERs say Keep
your hands off my Social Security and Medicare"

It is time we call a spade a spade and not act like spineless
wimps. Embrace the truth and Speak the Truth.

Mixed Economies work. Do we want a country totally run by
business, for business. When some person calls you a socialist,
we know they are ignorant or really out there, if they want
Business making all the rules. Businesses are designed to
make a profit. This is a good thing for Business. Do you
want business deciding who gets treatment or who is left
to die. This is ok for Business but we need a country
who keeps the people's interests first. Therefore, I am
proud to be an American in a mixed economy. Right now
we need to put more power in the interest of the people.
These who call us Socialists will give all power to Business
and history tells us what happens then.

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