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Started by wglassfo - July 21, 2019, 3:15 p.m.

A recent poll I read had questioned university students on various directions they thought the country should follow, or something similiar, [I am not sure of all the questions]

Keep in mind that these people are where our future leaders will come from. It is the same all down the pages of history as people come of age, they decide the countries direction

Everybody knows this

What concerned me was the vast majority wanted some kind of socialism and any kind of capitalism was bad

I wonder if many of us might have made a mistake in the way we raised our children. Not everybody of course but many. We did not insist our children find a summer job for spending money

How many just got money because they were given an allowance. If they did not work for their money then they exxpect money to be given to them as they grow up and enter adult hood

Perhaps we should look to ourselves as to why so many embrace socialism. These people did not have to compete for available summer work. They did not have to think of ways to earn money if a job was not available. They may not have cut lawns , cleaned out garages or anything to make a dollar. They just received money for no work, thus the competitive learning experience did not take root in their thinking.

Now they fear the prospect of competing for a job or the pay scale as time goes past. Much easier to think that money and jobs will appear out of thin air for everybody. The idea of wealth re-distribution has a strong appeal. As adults we decided that being the best was not good. So we gave everybody a small plaque for attendance or just being a part of the group, or???. The effort required to compete had no value

Just one more example of the appeal of AOC and how her message appeals to many that will vote and decide our future direction

If you are not making ends meet,then this idea of money for everybody has a strong appeal. And we have to admit, we have ignored the plight of the less fortunate much too long and now it will take a big bite out of our hind end.

Not everybody is a lazy person. Most people want a job and money to live a life where the basic bills are paid every month.. 

I know we have the free loaders who will never be responsible or productive, for their own life. Such as it is that we had to make choices, of who got how much money from gov't sources.

I remeber how much a single mother on welfare recieved as a monthly payment. I was asked to sort out her finances. There was no way this young lady, whose husband left her as soon as the bady arrived, could pay her bills, modest as they were. I called the social department and asked what this lady could do. The answer was "nothing would work"

No wonder I ran into so many ladies who would sell their body for 10.00 in the 1980's when I drove a truck or the ladies in Las Vegas willing to negotiate a price.

You do what you have to when your children are hungry. Men will rob and kill for 10.00 and it isn't all for drugs. A lot yes but not everybody.

I have no answer, but we do have a problem. And yet people want to come because they think it is better on this side of the fence..

You would be surprised how many come to our door looking for work when the sweet corn is harvested These people simply want a  job to provide for their family..

Do you think socialism would have an appeal to the  people who come to our door and we have not enough work for everybody.

Re: Socialism
By TimNew - July 21, 2019, 8:45 p.m.
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I've been hearing about how liberal youth will change the landscape of US politics for decades. The majority of them are steadfast liberals..  When they come in to power..... Well,  the out come is assured...

But,  somewhere around half of them grow up...  

By TimNew - July 21, 2019, 9:56 p.m.
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BTW, have you noticed how the lefts message has shifted?

A year ago, I saw posts on social media like  "Bernie needs to send everyone to college so they'll learn what democratic socialism is", and he claimed he was not talking about countries like Venezuela,  But when it turned out that the governments in countries like Denmark clearly stated "We are NOT democratic Socialists" we're getting messages like "We are not advocating socialism, we are looking for a serious government safety  net".  Larry KLUGman claims that none of the current dem presidential candidates are socialist.  In spite of wanting socialized medicine, education, housing and an allowance for people who may prefer not to work..

But their heads explode when Trump makes a dubious claim that he had the largest turnout in history.  THE DISHONESTY!!!! <G>

By carlberky - July 22, 2019, 7:26 a.m.
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Socialists ignore the side of man that is the spirit. They can provide you shelter, fill your belly with bacon and beans, treat you when you're ill, all the things guaranteed to a prisoner or a slave. They don't understand that we also dream.

Ronald Reagan

By TimNew - July 22, 2019, 7:41 a.m.
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A liberal who quotes Reagan... Thank gawd for you Mr Berky :-)

By carlberky - July 22, 2019, 8:03 a.m.
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 gawd help me, I voted for him … once!

By metmike - July 22, 2019, 7:10 p.m.
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Pretty funny carl.

In those day's I voted straight democratic ticket.

My Dad, who was a democrat until just after Reagan, did not like Reagan. He made the greatest comment about him in 1982.  "Ronald Reagan is a professional actor and now, he's still acting.........playing the greatest role of his life as the president of the United States"

When working in broadcast television a couple years after that(with all my liberal co workers) I also remember what our ultra liberal news director Jon Ester would say when Reagan was giving speeches(and he greatly dislike republicans).

"How can you not like this guy??" "Just listen to him, how can you not like this guy?/"