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Socialist or Fascist

Just a man Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 12:29 AM
According to Websters Dictionary, Statism is "the concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government often extending to government ownership of industry." Might this administration also be called "statist?"
Georgia Boy 61 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 5:31 PM
Yes, statism is appropriate, but since the term is a polite euphemism for fascism, why not use precise terminology?
Mattieohmalley Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 12:45 AM
Just

Obama is a socialist. A statist. A Stalinist. A collectivist. And would-be dictator if we all were not armed to the teeth.

And the evil monster knows it.
Opa2 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 8:37 AM
evie10 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 10:47 AM
hence his desire (and that of all Socialists and despots) to remove our 2nd amendment right.
Recovered Lib Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 10:37 PM
Thank GOD We The People are exercising our Second Amendment rights to the teeth!
Recovered Lib Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 10:38 PM
They can remove the Second Amendment to their evil hearts' desire. We will NEVER surrender our firearms. Period.
It bothers me a little when conservatives call Barack Obama a "socialist." He certainly is an enemy of the free market, and wants politicians and bureaucrats to make the fundamental decisions about the economy. But that does not mean that he wants government ownership of the means of production, which has long been a standard definition of socialism.

What President Obama has been pushing for, and moving toward, is more insidious: government control of the economy, while leaving ownership in private hands. That way, politicians get to call the shots but, when their bright ideas lead to disaster, they...