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Poll: 53 Percent of Democrats Hold Favorable View of Socialism

Caveat emptor Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:06 PM
America is not more giving than the European Union and we are likely to become only the second biggest economy soon as we are surpassed by such non capitalist countries like China. Does that mean we should emulate them? I don't think so.
same10 Wrote: Nov 30, 2012 7:49 AM
Caveat emptor Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:16 PM
rmt5 in MA Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 7:10 PM
America IS the most giving country ever. Combining the government AND private individuals, I defy you to prove otherwise. The China/USA thing is happening precisely because they are becoming MORE capitalistic while we are becoming MORE socialistic.
Your point is vaporized by reality.

Whenever conservatives bring up the s-word in political discourse, indignant liberals recoil at the term.  How dare you call us Socialists?  Fine.  Let's make a deal.  We'll abide by a self-imposed cease and desist order on the socialism label just as soon as you guys explain this to the rest of us (see the final line item):

Capitalism -- the system that built America into the unparalleled economic engine and global hegemon that it is today -- is statistically tied with Socialism among Democrats, on the...