Describe what you think Socialism is

Describe what you think Socialism is

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opinionseeker

Brookville, IN

#1 Jan 12, 2013
Jump right on here and expound. Lets sample our opinions about this loved/hated condition.
Workin Man Blues

Loogootee, IN

#2 Jan 13, 2013
In a nutshell socialism is public / government ownership of property and natural resources. It has branched out into goverment provided services paid for through the issuance of government bonds and by levying taxes on wages, capitol gains, and the purchase of goods and services.

We start to have problems when the cost of the government provided services exceeds the amount of revenue being taken in. In my opinion there are too many people riding, for whatever reason, in the wagon than there are pulling it. I see on easy solution to this. Unfortunately, free rides are not without cost.
Duh

Connersville, IN

#3 Jan 13, 2013
One word.

OBAMA
opinionseeker

Brookville, IN

#4 Jan 13, 2013
Duh wrote:
One word.
OBAMA
Now that comment is just plain stupid. Socialism in all forms has been with us since the creation of organized governments.
does it matter

Kirkland, IL

#5 Jan 13, 2013
Socialism is just the first step on the way to communism. We r the frog n the pot on the stove who is slowly being boiled to death. It started with the introduction of social security & welfare. Now with universal health care, we continue to slowly boil on our way to a fullfledged socialist society. 5 & 6 % economic growth a year is gone now. Our founding fathers wouldn't recognise this once beautiful country they started.
Lance Winslut

Zanesville, IN

#6 Jan 13, 2013
Socialism is taking from the 53% who
work and giving it to the 47% who don't wanna work.
TwoCents

Fort Wayne, IN

#7 Jan 17, 2013
ha ha ha welfare would be gone under Socialism . And no more bailouts of businesses , the gov would just take them over , GMC a subsidiary of USA . No more mom ad pop stores . No competition . No more Wall Street profiteering , just like I Iran with the Muslim interest free loans . Except Socialism doesn't include religion and so long as only the gov makes the profit it'll be okay .Sounds exactly what the folks of the ville really want ? you wouldn't have to worry about Unions either as everyone would get according to their labor . And those who do not work do not eat . After a few decades the entire fabric of society will have disintegrated to the point of such civil unrest that only about 18% of the US population would find jobs of any sort . Much would be due to vandals attacking power plants and water systems as well as contaminating food seedbanks .
pissedatNRA

Brookville, IN

#9 Jan 17, 2013
You gun lovers and Obama haters are just plain nuts.
WTF

Lafayette, IN

#10 Jan 18, 2013
pissedatNRA wrote:
You gun lovers and Obama haters are just plain nuts.
Well fellow AMERICANS, it looks the the kool-aid drinking NAZI bowing down before OBAMA kissing the KINGS ASS, Has found their way, yet to another thread (this makes 3 now) bashing gun owners and spewing their hate VENOM on us including the NRA.The NRA is the ones who has come up with the proctecting our children in school idea better than OBAMA or any of his GOONS have come up with .I asked you before WHY ARE YOU MAD AT THE NRA ? they didn't shoot anybodys kids. You are a prime example of the "Blind being led by the Blind. You need to be watched. And hauled in for the Mental Health Evaluations.
Two cents

Chicago, IL

#12 Jan 18, 2013
You folks that continue to vote for for the party that keeps you in your place should keep bashing socialistic ideology. Most certianly you do not have a need for unemployement compensation when your jobs head south (or across the Atlantic or Pacific) and stay the heck out of our county, national and state parks and off our paved roads and out of our public schools. While your at it...pull you children out of the public schools and keep them at home or send them to a private school. Socialistic ideology has been present in our nation for quite some time.
Two cents

Chicago, IL

#13 Jan 18, 2013
Ignorance is just plain sad
Kaj

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Jan 18, 2013
Socialism is when the economic institutions considered vital to a community's functioning are publicly operated (by the government).

So for example, years ago, under a socialist society, Visteon would probably have been government run in Connersville.
opinionseeker

Brookville, IN

#15 Jan 18, 2013
So far Working Man Blues has posted the best description of Socialism and it's problem.
Rock_River

Connersville, IN

#16 Jan 18, 2013
Obama!
opinionseeker

Brookville, IN

#17 Jan 18, 2013
Rock_River wrote:
Obama!
This is why there can't be any meaningful dialog/debate in Washington because we have to many idiots up there like you.
TheChurchLady

Peoria, IL

#18 Jan 20, 2013
We're almost there! Can't wait.:-(
Rock_River

Connersville, IN

#19 Jan 20, 2013
keep those welfare benefits coming. 11.5% unemployment, you all love Barack, as everyone else pays your bills. 42,000,000 being socialized.
Rand McNally

Brookville, IN

#20 Jan 20, 2013
It’s not news that manufacturing jobs have been in decline in the United States in recent years, though sometimes with ups and downs. Generally, the decline has been due to broad economic shifts both inside and outside the United States, as well as changes in technology. Manufacturing’s share of U.S. employment was 29 percent in 1960, but it fell to just 9 percent by 2011. Even the raw numbers of manufacturing jobs fell over that period, from 15.7 million to 11.7 million despite a large expansion of the overall U.S. workforce. With this loss of jobs and current pay scale surely we understand why more people are on the social take.
Rand McNally

Brookville, IN

#21 Jan 20, 2013
Between December 1999 and December 2009 -- the decade Obama refers to manufacturing employment fell from 17.3 million to 11.5 million, a decline of just over one-third. So when Obama took office these manufacturing jobs had experienced what he said was "a decade of decline". We know this all to well here in Connersville.
TwoCents

Young America, IN

#22 Jan 22, 2013
uh no. Socialism is an economic form of government . it has little to do with people other than people work . You have a computer now type in socialism and READ . The go to your First grade Teacher and have them esplain it to you .

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