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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-26-13 04:38 AM
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9. It's not the definition that I use that concerns me.
It's the definition that the righties use that concerns me. In the world of the right wing TV talking head there is only one sort of socialism, that is the "failed" Soviet/Cuban model. We have heard it hundreds if not thousands of times. They do this in their attempt to smear social security and medicare. I felt I was hearing a similar tone from you. I was concerned.

The Western European models are socialism. There are degrees of socialism. Your fire department and your public schools are socialistic.

The righties always imply that when we advocate single payer heath care we are endorsing the entire Soviet Union with all its flaws. This is simply useful misinformation.
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