Someone posted a blog with all that tripe about how taxes are evil and claimed that the US has been infiltrated by russian communists and that’s why there’s so much “socialism”. Here is my response:
8 out of 10 of the amendments in the bill of rights refer to “socialist” government institutions. Yes the extreme of socialism that the government does everything is bad, but capitalism doesn’t work without some degree of socialism, ie government regulation and public services. Or do you think corporations are going to pave our streets for us and prevent themselves from having monopolies?
Unrestrained socialism leads to a corrupt government in control of everything. Unrestrained capitalism leads to an oligarchy. The best system yet conceived is a bit of both. And no that isn’t something that came about as a result of a conspiracy by defecting commies from russia.
“Socialist want that choice made for the producers by an elite few, as they use the masses to implement their worldview.”
Learn what democracy is.
“When an individual takes from someone, its called theft. When a government takes from someone, it has its roots in Socialism.”
Name for me please one nation on the planet worth living in that doesn’t have some form of taxes and government. We tax people for the simple reason that having people pay out of pocket for some things is not practical. If a sewage pipe bursts in front of your house should the government just bill you $20,000 to fix it? If someone rapes your daughter should the police charge you for the investigation, the trial, incarceration of the prisoner etc? Or should we all chip in for things we ALL need and ALL benefit from. And yes, we all benefit from fighting poverty as much as we do fighting crime.
“But, the producer demands to retain the choice and not hand their labor,
their good deeds, their life’s treasure over to someone who may not be
worthy to receive it. Why? Because there are lazy people in the world
who do not deserve to eat from the basket of those who work two jobs to
provide the standard of living they want for their family.”
Yes, wealthy people are never lazy and always deserve their often inherited wealth. Only poor people are ever lazy. That’s why a little less than half of homeless men are war veterans. Because a lot of “lazy” people get through basic training in the armed forces. In reality the bulk of cases of extreme poverty are due to mental illness, disability or the number one cause of homelessness – unaffordable medical bills. But I guess trying to get health insurance to people who need it is also an evil communist plot to take your hard-earned money, right?