While researching something else I stumbled onto the Communist Party USA website. I started reading it. I was and still am amazed at how much the Democratic Party and The Communist Party USA have in common. Under the FAQ section of the site it states: ” We work in coalition with the labor movement, the peace movement, the student movement, organizations fighting for equality and social justice, the environmental movement, immigrants rights groups and the health care for all campaign.” And also this from the Communist Party USA site: “Our outlook is based on the social science of Marxism-Leninism. We study history, politics and economics in order to change the world.” It goes on: “But to win a better life for working families, we believe that we must go further. We believe that the American people can replace capitalism with a system that puts people before profit – socialism.”
The Democratic Party is very much part of labor unions, the peace movement, college student movements, equality (Democrats use the word “fairness”), social justice, environmental movements, amnesty for illegal immigrants and health care for all which is equivalent to Obamacare. I dare say that The Democratic Party strongly dislikes successful corporations and people who have worked hard to be successful in life. The Democrats refer to them as evil rich people. What does the Democratic Party want to do with these evil rich people and successful corporations? They want to penalize them through taxation so their money can be redistributed to those with less. What is this called? Socialism.
What was Obama’s motto during his presidential campaign? Hope and change. I remember right after Obama was elected President he said something to the effect of, change has come to America. Obama meant a wholesale change a change to socialism. The USA doesn’t need a wholesale change. Perhaps some tweaking every now and then but not wholesale change or a change to socialism.
Capitalism is what this country was built on not socialism or communism. Capitalism has brought millions of people out of poverty. One generation doing better than the last one through hard work and earning it. No welfare program has ever brought anyone out of poverty. It keeps them in poverty.
I am all for helping people when they fall on hard times. The various welfare programs were established as a temporary helping hand until they could get back on their feet. However, the various welfare programs have turned into a career for a lot of people. Millions of people in the USA have been feeding at the public trough for a long time. There are also lots of able bodied people who game the system to stay on public assistance indefinitely. Which I think is a disgrace. Currently there are 48 million people on food stamps. That’s 15% of the US population. There are another 14 million people on Social Security Disability, which they get for the rest of their lives. The US government is closing in on $17 Trillion in debt.
This debt is unsustainable. Yet the liberals socialists in this country don’t think the National Debt matters. It really does. One day when the USA can’t make the payments for all this money they are borrowing and printing, our way of life in the USA will be over. The National Debt is being driven by social welfare programs, social security, medicare and medicade (welfare medical insurance funded by the federal government and controlled by the states).
Socialism and Communism are the driving force of today’s Democratic Party. As shown by how much their principles mirror that of The Communist Party USA. It’s no longer what can you do for your country. It’s turned into how much money can your country give you. We have come a very long way from what the founding fathers established.
The biggest problem with this opinion piece is that you are constantly combining terms that are not the same, and making absurd assertions you haven’t backed up. Communism and Socialism aren’t the same thing, Liberalism and Socialism aren’t the same, and they aren’t Communism, and any honest look at Obamacare clearly shows it is NOT “health care for all”, though God knows I wish it were. It’s a watered-down baby step in that direction, with some ups and some downs.
Obamacare requires people to have health insurance, increases the ability for more sick and poor people to obtain health care insurance (not all), and has a very small tax penalty for individuals if they choose not to participate in it. No one is forced to participate, and there are many kinds of exemptions without penalty, like religious objections. Because it isn’t “single-payer”, like Medicare is, the insurers still get to control the price of health care, though they will finally have less of a monopoly on that. Socialism in health care is how 38 other countries have longer life expectancy, lower infant mortality, and pay less than we do to get it. And they aren’t Communist countries, nor are all of them Socialists by government.
There’s also a big difference between Capitalism and what we have now, which is a Corporate Welfare state. Industries that are favored (like the oil industry) getting subsidies and tax breaks on top of huge profits is not Capitalism. Family farms can not compete with Corporate Agribusiness, as they used to be able to. And if you think the current generation of young and middle-aged people has it better than their retired grandparents, being saddled with college debt, high unemployment and an inability to afford to own a house – no matter how many part-time, no benefit and temp jobs they get, well, I think you just don’t get out enough.
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