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How can some say there isn't a push from this administration towards turning America into a socialist state?

With more now working in the public sector rather then the private sector and most of the stimulus money spent so far on the public sector.Along with the pending health care bill being pushed which would put government in control of another big portion of our economy.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704509704575019552907349936.html#articleTabs%3Darticle

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 10:59 AM on Mar. 2, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Ummm, that article is about more union members being in the public sector, while the private sector is losing it's union members. The people aren't actually quitting their jobs in the private sector and working for the public sector, they're just no longer part of the union. Did you read the actual article??
    mommy_lisa25

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 11:35 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I did read it and although you are sommewhat right mommy_lisa, the fact that unionization of gov't jobs is increasing is to be of concern, as expressed in the article.
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 11:54 AM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • I would like to know the answer to the question, too! So far, no-one has said that NO, we are NOT being pushed into a socialist state. Maybe THAT is your answer, OP, no one can say that the administration is NOT pushing us down that road......
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:14 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Here's the thing, people say that the gov't "owns" part of GM, they say the gov't "owns" part of the banks, but the government doesn't really own a part of them. If these banks and car manufacturers that received government money start making serious profits the government (outside of taxes) does NOT see a portion of that money. In order for it to be socialist, when these corporations start making money again the government would get a part of that money as they would own part of the company. But that's not the case.

    So no, despite the OP's best efforts, the government is not socialist and the article doesn't prove that there is an actual push for socialism by this administration, merely that there is a push by unions to increase spending in the public spector. The unions are not part of Obama's administration.

    I am all for our gov't owning parts of private industry in this country (which is socialist) but it doesn't.
    mommy_lisa25

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 2:07 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Hooray for socialism!
    NightPhoenix

    Answer by NightPhoenix at 2:26 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • UH the unions are in the presidents back pocket.HELLO
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:13 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Anon are you suggesting the union and President Obama are one in the same?
    mommy_lisa25

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 3:45 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Anon are you suggesting the union and President Obama are one in the same?


    ***


    Not one in the same, but they certainly ARE in bed together!!!


    Don't believe me? Then explain this little gem....


    sick

    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 4:23 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • Not one in the same, but they certainly ARE in bed together!!!

    Regardless, the point the OP is making is that the current administration is pushing towards socialism. While I would LIKE this to be true, an increase in spending or a push for an increase in spending in the already public sector is NOT a push for socialism. NOW - if it was a push for the government to purchase portions of the private sector then yes... that would be socialism. But the article states that the union is pushing for the government to increase spending in the public sector. That's not socialism.
    mommy_lisa25

    Answer by mommy_lisa25 at 4:59 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

  • mommy lisa, have you learned NOTHING from history? Why do you WANT socialism????
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 7:05 PM on Mar. 2, 2010

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