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View Poll Results: Do you support Socialism?
Yes 36 55.38%
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Old 10-25-2008, 12:55 PM
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No, I don't support socialism. Federal Government should only provide: Infrastructure, Courts, Police and Fire, and Military
I Disagree, I think Health care should be free.
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:03 PM
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I Disagree, I think Health care should be free.
Your concept of free is skewed. There is no such thing as free unless the government enslaved the doctors and forced them to work without wages.
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:06 PM
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Your concept of free is skewed. There is no such thing as free unless the government enslaved the doctors and forced them to work without wages.
This doesn't happen in Australia. Doctors can work anywhere they want but get incentives to work in rural areas
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Old 10-25-2008, 01:18 PM
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it all depends. here in canada we have free health care and our university fees are nothing compared to what it costs in the states and that is because of the government support. that to me is amazing and I took it for granted until I heard some of the horror stories with the health care and education system in America but yet American's like to say that its a socialist system we have here and say it like its a bad word. that just boggles my mind cuz I fail to see the problem in our system.

my cousin's univesity fees in the states cost him something like $300,000. my 3 years in University here only cost me about $6000. If that is considered bad, than I don't want good.
U.S schools> Canada schools. See who gets the job quicker.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:00 PM
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Simple question, simple answers. Yes, No; include a reason.
Define what you mean exactly by the socialism?
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:23 PM
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Define what you mean exactly by the socialism?
Socialist concepts such as income redistribution, welfare entitlement programs and the like.
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:27 PM
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I Disagree, I think Health care should be free.
And Up to Secondary Education (High schools I think you call them.)
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Old 10-25-2008, 02:50 PM
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Socialist concepts such as income redistribution, welfare entitlement programs and the like.
But this is not really socialism. I mean, did you study sociology yet? I know it is a national college requirement, not so sure about high schools though.
But back to the topic, the only real difference(which lies at the basis) between socialism and capitalism is a right to property, or actually the lack of it, which I do not support.
Everything you listed might be called logical derivatives of socialism, but they are not even close to the actual socialism.
As it been shown by the history, extremes of any kind are deadly and usually do not survive the test of times.
Thus I am all for a strong enough government that implements some socialistic concepts(since they are quite useful), however capitalism(although somewhat controlled as well) should be the base of the political system.
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U.S schools> Canada schools. See who gets the job quicker.
nope, just some more propaganda. our education system is actually MUCH better than yours.

George bush attended Yale University and Harvard Business School and graduated. A guy with his level of intelligence would never have gotten a Bachelor's degree here in Canada. And the amount of education Americans have about themselves and the world is not even comparable. You can argue that you have a better level of health care but when it comes to education, Canada destroys the US.

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nope, just some more propaganda. our education system is actually MUCH better than yours.

George bush attended Yale University and Harvard Business School and graduated. A guy with his level of intelligence would never have gotten a Bachelor's degree here in Canada. And the amount of education Americans have about themselves and the world is not even comparable. You can argue that you have a better level of health care but when it comes to education, Canada destroys the US.
You must be joking right. Name some of the great schools that Canada has produced.
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