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  •  Think about it. The "red" states are socialistic. (8+ / 0-)

    The evidence is to be found not only in the fact that they collect more dollars from Washington than they send in, but in the fact that, when socially delivered services are abundant, the need for individual income is obviously less.
    The mistake Willard made was in failing to recognize that the 47%, both rich and poor, being suckled at the public teat, are his supporters. Poor Willard has as much awareness of his followers as he does of his grand kids.
    Want more evidence? Georgia, which made much noise about opposing the ACA, could well afford it because it has 159 counties and each of those counties already has a public health clinic to provide preventive and well-baby care. So, of course, Georgia just wants the money and no strings. Oh, and it wants a waiver so private insurance companies can continue to pay salesmen 50% of the first year's policy premium as their commission up front. If the ACA demand that administration of the insurance program amount to no more than 20% of the premium, the numbers don't work.
    I've thought for some time that the antagonism towards the Soviet Socialists was largely a matter of envy and "godless communism" was bad because it was godless.
    Socialism is good. On the other hand, social security is questionable because keeping people insecure is necessary to make them behave. See how that works? Compliance is the coin of the realm.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Tue Nov 27, 2012 at 02:53:18 AM PST

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