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Capitalist Socialism
Author: Raine    Date: 03/11/2019 13:05:07

I believe in well-regulated capitalism. I also believe in (small d) Socialism and in paying taxes to make sure we have well-paved roads. We all pay for it. It's a social construct. We all pay to have good things for our communities.

We need to regulate our financial markets. We need to regulate the pharmaceutical industry. We need to regulate the fumes that are allowed to be put in the air (The Environmental Protection Agency was given that directive and created under the Nixon administration -- long before we were warned about global warning\climate change. That’s not socialism, that is regulating capitalism).

So, I hope people understand that when the GOP goes after Dems for being socialist, the GOP is failing to mention that it is a democratic socialism, not Soviet-style socialism. I’m 51, I remember the fall of the USSR. That is where the start of the debate should be, Imo.

We deserve to have a debate based on truth. There is no one proposing soviet-style socialism anywhere in the Democratic Party.

I'm willing to be a part of the debate. I believe in well-regulated capitalism. I also believe in (small d) democratic socialism. It’s much more of a foundation of our nation than many have appraised in recent history.

Capitalism works best when the government regulates it. Socialism works best when government regulates it. We are all better informed when we understand these terms for what they are without the outside pollution of partisan politics. I’m not going to lie to you. I am a partisan Democrat. I like what my party stands for. I guess that makes me a Capitalist Socialist.

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Raine
 

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Comment by wickedpam on 03/11/2019 13:16:20
Morning

Try explaining that to a person who is backing this craziness. They look at your like you have 5 heads and are speaking Swahili. Truely I blame Fox for this dumbing down.

Comment by Scoopster on 03/11/2019 13:29:50
Mornin' all!

I just wanted you all to know that I do the dishes, just like Nick Fury.

Comment by Raine on 03/11/2019 13:29:59
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Try explaining that to a person who is backing this craziness. They look at your like you have 5 heads and are speaking Swahili. Truely I blame Fox for this dumbing down.

Good morning!

I know what you are saying. The GOP is seriously trying to convince Americans tht Dems re like the former USSR, it's really worse than normal partisan politics, IMO.

Comment by Raine on 03/11/2019 13:30:54
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

I just wanted you all to know that I do the dishes, just like Nick Fury.

I have been told that the movie is amazing....

Comment by wickedpam on 03/11/2019 13:32:58
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

I just wanted you all to know that I do the dishes, just like Nick Fury.

I have been told that the movie is amazing....


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Didn't get a chance to see it this weekend, hoping for next :D

Comment by Scoopster on 03/11/2019 13:35:04
Quote by Raine:
Quote by Scoopster:
Mornin' all!

I just wanted you all to know that I do the dishes, just like Nick Fury.

I have been told that the movie is amazing....

I've heard the same! A couple friends were saying it really ties all the movies in the entire Marvel franchise together.

BTW, context for my comment. I'm just like wtf.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/11/2019 13:52:14
Quote by Raine:
Quote by wickedpam:
Morning

Try explaining that to a person who is backing this craziness. They look at your like you have 5 heads and are speaking Swahili. Truely I blame Fox for this dumbing down.

Good morning!

I know what you are saying. The GOP is seriously trying to convince Americans tht Dems re like the former USSR, it's really worse than normal partisan politics, IMO.



You've seen some of my convo's with my friend Julie, she and her husband are Hannity fans and really only watch Fox in their home. Its maddening to have a conversation with her.

Comment by wickedpam on 03/11/2019 14:18:58
Am I the only one who is getting more impressed with Buttgieg the more he talks?

Comment by TriSec on 03/11/2019 15:39:18
So, the last deadline has been reached, and Javi's slot for the World Jamboree has now been PAID IN FULL.

He's also met with the Mayor, and will be talking to the Parks department here on Wednesday....Eagle Project is moving towards the pad and getting ready for liftoff.

(It's an outdoor project - we'll need to wait a little for the weather to break.)



Comment by Raine on 03/11/2019 15:56:35
Quote by wickedpam:
Am I the only one who is getting more impressed with Buttgieg the more he talks?

I admit I need to start looking at lesser-known candidates.

Comment by Raine on 03/11/2019 15:57:23
jebus.






Comment by livingonli on 03/11/2019 16:08:06
How does someone so stupid have a cult so large?

Comment by TriSec on 03/11/2019 16:52:27
Idly watching NECN today, and now wondering if those Colonial Penn Life Insurance ads featuring ALEX TREBEK are suddenly in poor taste?



Comment by Raine on 03/11/2019 17:05:27
Quote by Raine:
jebus.





Apple has More Syllables than cook, btw.