It’s surprising to me just how many Liberal presidential hopefuls support radical Socialistic views. They seem to be trying to get your vote with the promise of "the Government" providing you with an amazing amount of "free stuff". Liberals usually refer to Denmark, Switzerland, and Finland as being successful Socialist countries. What is not understood is that these countries have limited Socialism. Even though their health care and higher education are Social in nature they still have a “Capitalistic’ system in economic areas; in many cases even better than the U.S. with fewer regulations and restrictions. Their Capitalistic system along with extremely high income taxes funds their Socialist programs. Also keep in mind, unlike the U.S.; they are not spending billions on being the “policemen of the world”.
Hopefully by 2020 these radical views will not be supported by the mainstream Democrats. Many of these Liberals and Leftists seem relatively intelligent but most certainly lack wisdom. None seem to understand how this Socialist ideology will be paid for or the negative economic impact that will surely destroy our country.
A radical Socialistic wish list:
• Medicare for everyone; including illegal aliens
• Free College tuition
• Elimination of all fossil fuels including Fracking which has made the U.S. energy independent
• A Living Wage & Labor Rights
• Adopt 100% Renewable Energy
• Open borders allowing illegal democrats to invade our country
• Establish the false narrative that Global Warming is caused by man and adopt a carbon tax and a Las Vegas type gambling venue of carbon credits.
• Eliminate consumption of meat.
• Promote Pro-abortion legislation
• Firearm confiscation
Dangers of adopting Socialism:
• It is hard to argue an inescapable fact that Socialism has a 100 percent record of failure.
• Many of these Socialist Liberals claim that Socialism has not “failed”. It has just never been done properly. They actually believe we can have limited Socialism without fear of it getting out of control.
• Even if their system could be made more democratic, it would not address its economic faults.
• No one may set out to curb democracy and human rights, but every socialist country has done so. The near complete control of a country’s economic system leads to the ruler’s corruption of the system for their personal benefit. It’s the end of Democracy.
Reasons why Socialism doesn’t work:
• It is impossible for a Socialist Central Planner to plan the economy as well as what happens in a Capitalist economy, because in the Capitalist economy you have property ownership with millions of people buying and selling with prices naturally occurring based on supply and demand.
• A Central Planner obviously doesn't have all these inputs to do the planning well.
• Confiscation and redistribution of production creates an incentive to produce much less.
• Equality is achieved by having everyone equal in their misery.
• Unlike Capitalism, in Socialism, Incentives are ignored. In Capitalism, private property rights provide an efficient system of incentives to guide and direct positive economic behavior.
The colossal failures of Socialism in the 20 century should have relegated this system to be an example what not to ever attempt again.
In the mid-1990s many parts of the world were moving away from socialism and were adopting free market capitalism. In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed, the Berlin Wall came down in 1989, and China was opening up its economy to world trade. China is still considered a Communist country causing much hardship to the Chinese people. Do we want to risk adopting China’s economic system; total authoritarian control of all aspects of our lives?
Why in the world have the radical Liberal Leftists begun to resurrect this failed system? Do they really believe what they are proposing or have they been duped by the real controllers behind the curtain that want complete control of our economic system?
The adoption of Socialism in the U.S., even limited Socialism, will mark the end of our freedom and will destroy our entire economy. Remember, Capitalism works for all; not just a few.
Economic system based on private ownership of the means of production and the creation of goods or services for profit
The socialist political movement includes a set of political philosophies that originated in the revolutionary movements of the mid-to-late 18th century and out of concern for the social problems that were associated with capitalism. By the late 19th century, after the work of Karl Marx and his collaborator Friedrich Engels, socialism had come to signify opposition to capitalism and advocacy for a post-capitalist system based on some form of social ownership of the means of production.