No matter the form of government, the leaders will survive first while the population struggles and even fails. Here in the USA we hear talk about how Social Security and Medicare needs to be cut yet we hear nothing about how those who support such cuts will also give up something. Most know how generous the true entitlements are for our Reps yet they begrude those of us who actually PAID INTO our programs. Do the Reps do the same??? We need term limits, period!!
Socialism is the DOWNFALL of society--it does not bring out innovation, ambition or the need to succeed--when the gov't provided you with everything from food to housing to healthcare, there is no need for competiton. These people who say they support some forms of socialism, but not all--give me a break! Once you start the ball rolling it's very difficult to go back!
I believe The road to Socialism is a one way street! Once you go there, there is no turning back to a democracy after it inevitably doesn't work!
And even if it worked, it would kill any incentive for people to work hard! Don't we have enough trouble with that already.....?
Not interested at all!!!!
Communism only works until you run out of other people's money!
Obama did his best to bankrupt America. We need to retract the pensions and lifetime benefits given to our last 3 Presidents, everyone in Congress, and every government employee who participated in running up this debt. It criminal to spend so much and push the debt onto our children, damning their future.
Trump understands this and is proposing massive changes. Yet it will still take time. He will be making cuts and more cuts to reduce the size of the government to a managable size. I don't know if 8 years is time enough to exact these reductions. We can only hope.
Drain the SWAMP! MAGA!! Build US a WALL!!!
I do feel sorry for the Venezuelans, but their suffering will not make a dent in the American liberal mindset. The Soviet gulags was enough to demonstrate the evil of socialism. So too with the Chinese cultural revolution and the killing fields of Cambodia. None of these made an impact on the American left The only thing that will make a dent is when the liberals themselves are hauled off by the very people they put in power. But at that point America will be lost and so will the rest of the world as no country will then be defending freedom.
Bernie followers remind me of the characters in a "Twilight Zone" episode. They were happily and excitedly boarding a space ship that had visited earth that was crewed by benevolent aliens. That is, until one savvy human unlocked the code of their sacred book to find that it was a cookbook, and the humans were on the menu.
This was an outstanding article. And it brings about a solution to our liberal problem... going forward we should deport all liberals to Venezuela. There's a great need for American liberals there. They will finally get a chance to educate the stupid socialists down there and how good they really have it. They seem so in grateful...I'm grateful that they finally have a chance to live out there dreams of ruining a country even more than it is...lol
You can show this to every left wing liberal f'n nut ... show them the facts, what would happen to them and they would tell you to your face that you are a liar and that Trump made this film to scare us all ... it's a conspiracy hahahaha!!! F'n absolute morons... head up their arse idiots! Anyone with 1/2 a brain could tell you socialism never has & never will work. The only people that benefit would be the government. But they are so used to hand outs they couldn't see the lies in front of their faces. They should be thanking the right... for taking care of them for so f'n long!
Hey remember folks, Venezuela is crime ridden, poverty stricken and burning to the ground. Sounds exactly how the libretards like it! They did just spend the last two months, attacking people, attacking the police, the elderly, looting, smashing, setting everything and anything in sight on fire. And somehow I guarantee you that they are still going sit around and wait for their welfare checks and handouts from the very government they are trying to overthrow from the country they just tried to torch! I wish I could say it's either Interesting or shocking, but I can't, it's no surprise, it's just a shame. A pitiful crying shame.
Before I start I apologise for errors that will not let me correct them and will repeat word's if I try on this site using my phone.
History repeats itself. Every new culture of socialist think that this time it will work. Every time they fail. Only countries that have taken socialism to total Communism and Fascism end up like the USSR, North Korea, WWII Germany and Venezuela totalitarian Marxism. Few Democratic Socialist countries servive survive because they are small and have small populations that control their population by not accepting foreigners and have the highest taxation rates to share their wealth with eachother. People that love their freedom will never accept being forced to fund everyone else using their hard earned wealth. The Liberal Progressive Democrats are the American Fascist Party that are the exact opposite of American Conservatives. The word Conservative is different in every country...because it means to preserve what once was, that isn't now. German Fascism was termed Conservative because it was Right of Communism and Monarchy, but it was still Democratic Socialism with a Dictatorship as Mussolini designed Fascism. 1. Everything in the state. 2. Everything for the State. 3. Nothing against the state. Nationalism.
We have too many people who are too ignorant about socialism. They buy into the pie in the sky promises that have never been experienced in any socialist country and are taught this sick ideololgy by liberal professors in liberal schools. The only people who ever benefit from socialism are the Political Class and the enforcers who directly report to them. Our Democrat Party was taken further down that road by Barack Obama that should make every thinking individual shake in their shoes. The only protection may be to never ever vote for a Democrat for any post or public job again. A conservative government will be able to rid government bureaus, departments, divisions and schools of unelected people who use their positions to direct the direction of our nation.
Why would I want to be "equal" with someone who is lazy when my family works our butts off to have a decent middle Income? These liberals are seriously nut jobs and need to get a life other than trying to make our president fail and try to get our country to fail!
Several Democratic Socialist countries to consider: Happiest in the world at this time: Norway. Others: Finland, Sweden, Switzerland, etc. Venezuela was not truly Democratic Socialist under the previous leadership with its hands in the oil profits which were supposed to go to the public well-being (major US oil companies involved in this as well). A little careful research on the issue Democratic Socialism would reveal some interesting information for all concerned!!!
To think that this can happen in America demonstrates the shortsightedness of most Americans this isn't Venezuela, we are not third world country struggling for first world status. I have to believe that we a system setup better than that and I gotta believe that our leaders are smarter than the Venezuelan leaders and less corrupt even though the most of our people as you can probably see are corrupt to an extent.
For the good of the country! That's why we have "CLOSED DOOR MEETINGS" Thats B. S. the american people are entitled to hear what is going on all the time. We are tax payers who need to know the real TRUTH. Who ever heard of a person getting away with not disclosing their tax returns as President of this country. Mind you, my tax returns will be made available " Trump said - during the pre-election. I don't think he would have been elected if we all knew where his forturne has been made and with who? TO THIS DAY NO TAX RETURNS! THANK YOU CONGRESS FOR DOING A GREAT JOB PROTECTING HIM.
Sounds like fish that stinks to me.
Yes, we need term limits. We also need for everyone in the government to be under the same laws as the rest of the people, no exceptions. Every congressman and senator should be held to the same resquirements for healthcare and everything else. When the laws they pass start affecting them, maybe we'll get some decent results from congress.
Socialism preys on people's fears and greed. Socialism promises everything to people for free. It's a bad deal, because the people promising such things cannot possibly keep their promises. It's a bait and switch and the people end up with the short end of the stick. Ultimately, when it's too late and the Socialists are in charge and have ruined the country, it's the people's freedoms, dignity wealth and even their very lives which are taken away by the Socialists . Germany's NAZI party under Hitler were socialists. They are called Nazis because their German name was the NazionalSocialist Party. Communism is also a form of socialism. If you were to do your homework, many many people became impoverished and many people were killed and died under these political systems. Socialism is a cancer that cannot survive without a host: the people.
i have seen how this country has fallen in my over 50yrs of life! it use ot be a pretty nice place ot live and ever since the Bushes our country has slowly fallen into disspare! Then with The Obama's in the White House it more rapidly fell! now we are wondering if we are safe on the streets of our own towns and cities?They (the Obama's and his entire Admin) Brought our enemies ot our home land then left office and is preparing to start a war!This man should have already been sitting on DEATH ROW and yet we are still being asked if he should be arrested......even now they are starting ot ask us if he should be deported......I say HELL NO! He should be arrested and face a trial for TREASON then with all his crimes should be HUNG by the Neck Until DEAD,for TREASON! What is wrong with everyone?How cant anyone see this??? HELLO???
OK, Socialism sounds great. Very Christian..right? Help others. The Christian way is, voluntary, the Socialist way is at gunpoint. (Big difference!!) When the majority have no incentive to produce, they don't, thus poverty abounds, and you get exactly what you have in Venezuela, and other fully Socialist countries.
Now as a retiree, I receive Social Security. I worked and contributed between 12 and 15% of my wages. (NO, you don't get to only count the contribution listed on my paycheck, but you have to count the "employer" contribution. Why? Because that is also what my labor earned and was really a part of my wage.) I worked for 49 years, constantly contributing to that retirement account (admittedly under the gun of Government) plus other.s That money is mine, plus the interest. No, you can't count it as a "tax" in that when I get (assuming I live long enough) my payments, I pay income tax on my social security income.
So, in my opinion a balance is needed here. If you want to eliminate Social Security, pay everyone the amount of money plus interest, compounded as normal. Eliminate the program. Let the holders of those funds invest in their favorite retirement plans. (No taxes on that money until withdrawn from those accounts.) Also let them move the funds around as they can do with all other investments. Then if you want to require everyone under retirement age to contribute XX% to a retirement fund, do it. Otherwise keep the Government and it's guns away from those funds.
As to other government programs, work, train etc, with deadlines. (Disabled may be an exception to deadline.)
No it is all a republican lie. Have you not listened to bernie and the democrats????? Socialism is a true workers paradise. Never mind that it has failed everywhere it has been tried. Nevermind that it leads to the very place the political establishment class wants. A society where there are only lords and peasants. Venezuela is the true progressive liberal paradise demanded by the leftist moochers who think that they are entitled to everyone elses hard work and rewards.
This is what Socialism has always been. Nothing for the majority of the people and a handful controll and have everything. It is a One World Globalist elites prize form of control of people. Shortages like in Soviet Russia and Red China and Cuba to this day, are the normal every day suffering. No incentive to improve oneslef or anything else for that matter. The most tyrannical form of gvernment.
When you count on the government to provide your food, housing, medical care, clothing, education, and all the other wants and needs you get to survive, it works well until the government decides to stop giving it to you. Then you lose everything like they did in Venezuela. I praythat the people in Venezuela can throw out the government that was forced on them, and get a good representative Republic.