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Socialist or Fascist

Opa2 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 8:38 AM
Did you know? The symbol of fascism was on our dime until 1945?
Earl29 Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 8:47 AM
The swastika has been around for over three thousand years. The Nazis appropriated it, but it was not on the dime because of them. BTW, it was a Nazi symbol, not a fascist one. Only one branch used it.
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...