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 and communism is a disguised form of dictatorship, in which the people pacefully gives all their rights, posesions, and future earnings for the dream that they will be all equal, the poor dreams they will be equally rich, and the dominant elite class dreams that all their family dynasty will rule for eternity.
The people get the short end of the stick.
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!
Just remember what the book Animal Farm had to say about Socialism: "everyone is equal, but some are more equal than others." And when some Fat Cat up at the top decides that you need to share your wealth with someone less willing to work, you can bet that he or she gets a % of what you're being forced to give!
The government doesn't provide anything, doesn't produce anything, printing money doesn't bring wealth, the wealth comes from labor to make something that someone else is willing to pay something else in return, money only equallizes the exchange.
Government it should be only to maintain peace, not to make, and impose rules that only benefit few.
Nancy it is even worse than that. People whi have lived Socialism understand that there are no incentives to apply yourselves as you are being squashed at every turn.
That is one of the reasons the USA has benefitted greatly by so many inventors and other brilliant people that have escaped to our free country and really had something to offer.
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!!!!
Not actually so! I've traveled to many former socialist countries (including Russia) and found that their economies are now doing very well. The people are relieved and very thankfull for the benefits derived from switching to Capatalism. The main problem with most Socialist advocates is that they have never had to live under the harsh chasos it brings about.
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.
Socialism fails because it ignores the nature of man. It attracts because of the image that it portrays of equality when equality is a hoax perpetrated on the ignorant. No two people are equal except under law ( in theory ). thank God.
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!
Better dead than red . If we get this and the powers that be are trying to shove it down our throats , it will be our own damn fault for letting communist run our public schools . We HAVE to support our President . This is the choice we face
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.
Wrong story. And who cares about his tax returns? He's rich and you aren't. Those who voted for Trump also did not care and still don't.
IF there were any issues Obama/Clinton would have had the IRS leak it. Similar to what was done to those who opposed Obama. Get it yet?
Exactly @Razzberries. He is from Denmark. While they tout and idealistic society, they quickly are getting the same "don't come into our Muslim neighborhood" welcoming that they see in France. While that really has nothing to do with socialism, it is socialism that thier desire to spread economic equality has put them in this predicament. I want more in life, therefore, I assume student loans, work my fanny off at school, get a good job, work my fanny off there to get more money, invest wisely so that I can retire someday, and save for things I desire. If the oppurtunity is not there for those things, why oh why would I assume the debts and work for nothing? I would not. Thank God for capitalism and parents who taught that hard work can lead me anywhere. I am now instilling that mantra with my own offspring.
Denmark is on its way down too! It's a matter of time socialism NEVER works! You can only take so much from the people and it's not just from the rich it's from the middle class too, than everyone goes broke! EXCEPT the Government they never go broke! Take a look at Greece!? People are standing in line waiting to take out their own money day to day just to pay their house payments or buy food, because they are only allowed to take out so much money from the bank each day. There is NO place for socialism any where in the world!
It works for awhile, but just like everywhere its been tried, it will fail, as it did in Russia, China and Venezuela. If you look closely, it is beginning to fail in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and a host of other countries.
A free people who make decisions for themselves will always be happier and wealthier than those who are left to the mercies of a government, no matter how benevolent.
Read some history and not the pap they call education these days.
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???
Problem with this article is that editor has his head up his ass. Venezuela does not have Democratic Socialism, it has a dictatorship disguised as Communism. Check all the European countries if u want to see what Democratic Socialism look like.
Ken I think you should go to Venezuela and find out for yourself than you can say what it's like! I feel for these people It's awful over there! I have relatives that have gone there and said it was unbelievably horrible to see the way people live over there. Free things only last so long than the money runs out! Trump is for the people! How could you not be for common sense?! Socialism is Evil! Freedom is what Trump is for!
What do u mean Ken? Libretards don't support Trump, but every other word in your statement descriptively defined that of the libretards... are you confused? Has mommy not changed ur poopy diaper yet today??... Actually several snowflucks had more to say today than usual, did u guys finally discover reality and quit all ur mindless, pointless pissing and moaning protests? Cuz they "totally" seemed to be working out for ya!! lol.... Or have all the streets in your area already burned completely to the ground so now you have nothing else to do?.. Maybe ur lighter just ran out and ur empty jobless pockets can't afford more lighter fluid.. Or most likely, ur just super cranky and confused cuz mommy didn't make you ur baba today and u missed your nap nap.
I see Kelly! Lets get rid of President Trump, and get a REAL criminal in the Oval Office!
We need another liar-in-cheif! We need someone who is experienced at compromising national security! We need someone good at taking money from foreigners and lining her pockets! We need someone who will trample the Constitution on a daily basis! We need someone who will abandon our troops and ambassadors, because, you know, its just convinient!
Aaahhhahahahahaha!! Mizz Grace, first get over the Putin Russian thing already, it's going nowhere and it never will. U libretards just keep blah blah blah same thing every day with no results STILL, kinda like ur khillary rallies and President Trump protests. Nothing. Crickets.. only the sound of the lingering flickering dying flames from half the country you Flucks tried to burn down.. Cuz that was real smart. Accomplished so much w that, bravo and kudos Derp. So blow it out ur fat ass... rethuglicans? lol super witty n smert there. Did one of ur tabloid schmuck professors come up with that? Very very backwards btw, we all know thugs are black and blacks don't like Trump, not that they bothered to vote this year cuz they were blinded by the white and there was no Thug to put back in the Black House... The only one still on the wire to get locked up is khillary, My President is locked safe and sound behind the White House doors where he belongs. I'm glad they were able to disinfect the Oval Office in time too...New and Fair election (excuse me a sec, rolling on the floor laughing again!)... WE the RIGHT people, the REAL people, WE who matter, made our voices loud and clear, even MEGA louder than ur Bitching and moaning and whining and groaning at ur Burn The Country Down Protests and well, to sum it up in two sweet tidy little words, WE WON! ACCEPT IT! America dying to be Great Again could not stand one more day with our freedom oppressed by the Otrauma/khillary un-American admins. The President is our president now, deal with it you have 8 amazing years ahead! or go to Hellywood where people might accept u, where all the other mindless, spineless libreflucks are and leave the country with them, cuz they promised (hey what do ya know, they were all lying about that, imagine that lying liberal demoCrabs, who knew! still waiting tho nonetheless) or there's always khillary herself, I hear she likes to run and hide in the woods so they can't find her and put her behind the bars that she chose and only brought on herself. Join her! or else she's hiding out in some skeavy abortion clinic, knife in hand with that giant moronic horrifying smile on her face and her eyes bulging out her skull!....Haha, you said "Like it was to be"... you are funny, quite the sense of humor. Then again, liberals do always give me something to laugh at!
Hillary Clinton will never be president. You worry about the "Russians". Hillary Clinton made a deal with them and sold them one-third of our Uranium with an agreement to sell them more later. Her husband, ex-President and accused pedophyle, Bill Clinton, went to Russia and made speeches for several million dollars. Your heroine, at the time Sec. of State, sold out the US to Russia and fattened the family bank account. This produre was repeated numerous times with different nations and corporations. Selling the Uranium was an attempt to smooth Putin's feathers about her meddling in his election in 2011. Didn't work. Putin hates her for it and set about to make life as hard as possible for her all the while under the impression that she was going to win. Everyone, the media, the pundits, the NY Times and certainly the DNC was sure she was going to win up until the night of the election. Even the Dir. of the FBI in his testimony this week, couldn't decide at what point Putin thought she would lose. When Trump laughed about all the detrimental information on the DNC and her criminal campaign against Bernie Sanders came out, at that point, the DNC with the help of Donna Brazille at CNN floated the accusation that Trump was in cahoots with Russia. Trump was in collusion with the voters who were frightened to death to have Hillary Clinton as President - and he won. You had a really corrupt, rotten candidate and I for one am glad her campaign and the people she surrounded herself with were outted. The rest of the corruption uncovered from her office as Sec. of State, and how she worked the Clinton Foundation and its satellite entities to sell favors to people with business before the government, was exposed by Congress and the ACLJ, Freedom of Information requests anc court order. You might ask yourself why when she was not elected the Clinton Global Initiative and the Clinton Family Foundation folded. People and governments who wanted favors from her stopped "contributing". If you think Hillary Clinton has any chance of ever becoming President, then you are as they say trying to ride a dead horse.
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.