Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Industrial Drive
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While I appreciate your attempt at an argument from emotion...I must disagree.
Originally Posted by DTMB
medicare and social security works and it helps a lot of people. Not everybody is able to be cold hearted businessmen like you.
I mean wtf is the point of being the lone superpower in the world if you cant even help out your own citizens?
Whether it helps a lot of people is rather irrelevant. Many things "help" people. I suppose in the short run....filling up Govt. helicopters with printed money and throwing it out into the poorest areas would help too. But at what cost.
Some of us want America to be different and not try to emulate other European countries (which you cited), who increase taxes gradually while also creating new entitlements/perks gradually. U.S. should stand out and be contrarian in that regard. In other words, we don't want to be Denmark or Norway. We want to be a sanctuary for individuals from Norway or Denmark, who are tired of getting 60% of their earnings taken away through taxes, and want to take their education and skill somewhere else with more Economic freedom. A individualist country if you will. The only Socialism should be amongst immediately family members (mom, dad, sister, brother, son and daughter), redistributing wealth amongst each other. Nothing more. If a Multi-Millionaire or Billionaire is bored and wants to give his wealth away to go for that Philanthropy Award, they're welcome to it.
You talk about Religion. While not an Atheist (A Deist), I'm a fan of Social Darwinism - survival of the fittest. Right now we have reverse Darwinism, Survival of the Unfittest....it's rather pathetic. I wouldn't mind a citizen exchange program amongst Quasi-Socialist countries and the U.S. We'll give them all of our poor, dumb, lazy and retarded in exchange for their Skilled, young, educated workforce who want to leave for Economic/Individual freedom. They can take care of our dependents and be the good bleeding heart Liberals and we'll take their best to be productive members of our Country and Economy. Fair enough?
Then, lets see who lasts. A complete Capitalist country or the Socialist/Entitlement ones. I bet you in a few years, they'll be finished and looking to follow in U.S. footsteps.