Brin asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Do Democrats understand the term Socialism?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Do Republicans understand the term Fascism?

    -MM

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This is a very good question and the answers of many of the Obama supporters shows the lack of education and understanding of what Obama is proposing.

    Why do you think that Obama makes it a point to tell you he is only going to raise "income tax" on the rich. The government taxes us with more taxes than just our income!!!!!!!!!!!

    Obama said in his speech he wants a tax code that rewards work and not wealth.

    LAST TIME I CHECKED I WORK TO CREATE A LITTLE WEALTH.

    Let's evaluate how this scum will tax us...

    CAPITAL GAINS

    A capital gain is a profit that results from the sale or exchange of a capital asset; such as "stocks", "bonds", or "real estate" which exceeds the purchase price. On the other hand a capital loss arises if the sale proceeds of a capital asset are less than the purchase price.

    Obama said in his speech he will raise taxes on Capital Gains. Many Americans savings are in stocks, bonds, and real estate. Good luck when you sell your house... Obama thinks the government deserves a big cut as well.

    OVERTAZING BUSINESSES

    This hurts unemployment rates... when businesses lose money, they cut people. This hurts all Americans.

    There's more but yahoo has a limit... as Americans we need to study what is said... NOT HOW IT IS SAID.

    Obama is a wonderful speaker but is preaching the same Liberal message of the last 20 years!

  • Alan M
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Perhaps the greatest example of socialism is in the Christian bible. In acts soon after the "church" (a group of people who shared the same values) was formed everyone sold everything they had and put it in the same pot. Then the 'wise' leaders used the money to feed, clothe, heal etc. the community.

    The only way this worked...people of like mind. They were families with on common goal. That was to further the gospel.

  • 1 decade ago

    No they don't. If Obama takes office they may start to understand. But then 10 years down the line they will some how blame Bush. Obama is a Marxist

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  • 1 decade ago

    yeah we have socialized police departments to keep you safe. socialized firefighters. socialized teachers. socialized street lights. socialized. snow plows in the winter. social security for your socialized retirement. socialized highways. socialized landscapers to mow the medians on highways. socialized forest, parks, and beaches. socialized homes, socialized food stamps, socialized military, socialized schools, socialized politicians, there is a socialized war going on right now in iraq afghanistan ukraine georgia pakistan. I wonder how republicans find time to promote fiscal spending. Georgie Porgie wrecked this country so now. there only solution is to wrecked the world. so know one else gets ahead taxes will be the least of your problems. no matter who wins the election. I rather pay taxes than to wear there badges

  • 1 decade ago

    Wealth redistribution and socialism are not that far separated. I'm sure they understand the term, they just prefer not to use it as it carries a negative connotation preferably avoided during election years.

  • 1 decade ago

    Do you realize that Blue (Democrat) states contribute more in taxes and use less in federal spending; whereas Red (Republican) states pay less in taxes and use more in federal spending? "Socialism" exists now in this country, to the great benefit of Republican states.

    I'm just saying, be careful what you wish for!

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Do Republicans understand the term Fascism?

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    One of the best examples that demonstrate the benefits of socialism is the American highway system. We all chip in to pay for it at the pump. Rather painless isn’t it? I imagine national medicine would be much the same.

    If capitalism worked as well as some will have us believe, it would work equally well for the poor too. But as we all know, it fails the disenfranchised miserably.

  • 1 decade ago

    Not yet but they will if Obama is elected President.

    CAPITAL GAINS TAX

    MCCAIN

    0% on home sales up to $500,000

    per home (couples) McCain does not

    propose any change in existing

    home sales income tax.

    OBAMA

    28% on profit from ALL home sales

    How does this affect you?

    If you sell your home and make a profit, you

    will pay 28% of your gain on taxes.

    If you are heading toward retirement

    and would like to down-size your

    home or move into a retirement

    community, 28% of the money you

    make from your home will go to taxes. This

    proposal will adversely affect the

    elderly who are counting on the income

    from their homes as part of their retirement income.

    DIVIDEND TAX

    MCCAIN 15% (no change)

    OBAMA 39.6%

    How will this affect you?

    If you have any money invested in stock

    market, IRA, mutual funds,

    college funds, life insurance, retirement

    accounts, or anything that pays

    or reinvests dividends, you will now

    be paying nearly 40% of the money

    earned on taxes if Obama become president.

    The experts predict that 'higher

    tax rates on dividends and capital gains

    would crash the stock market yet

    do absolutely nothing to cut the deficit.

    INCOME TAX

    MCCAIN (no changes)

    Single making 30K - tax $4,500

    Single making 50K - tax $12,500

    Single making 75K - tax $18,750

    Married making 60K- tax $9,000

    Married making 75K - tax $18,750

    Married making 125K - tax $31,250

    OBAMA

    (reversion to pre-Bush tax cuts)

    Single making 30K - tax $8,400

    Single making 50K - tax $14,000

    Single making 75K - tax $23,250

    Married making 60K - tax $16,800

    Married making 75K - tax $21,000

    Married making 125K - tax $38,750

    Under Obama your taxes will

    more than double!

    How does this affect you? No explanation

    needed. This is pretty

    straight forward.

    INHERITANCE TAX

    MCCAIN 0% (No change, Bush repealed this tax)

    OBAMA Restore the inheritance tax

    How does this affect you? Many families

    have lost businesses,

    farms and ranches, and homes

    that have

    been in their families

    for generations because they could not

    afford the inheritance tax.

    Those willing their assets to loved

    ones will not only lose them to

    these taxes.

    NEW TAXES BEING PROPOSED BY OBAMA

    * New government taxes proposed on

    homes that are more than

    2400 square feet

    * New gasoline taxes (as if

    gas weren't high enough already)

    * New taxes on natural resources

    consumption (heating

    gas, water, electricity)

    * New taxes on retirement accounts

    and last but not least....

    * New taxes to pay for socialized medicine

    so we can receive the same

    level of medical care as other

    third-world countries!!!

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