I am just sick and tired of the constant promotion of socialism in our great democratic nation. Just Google “Obama Socialism” and you’ll get over 3 million hits. I think that speaks for itself!
In a short 236 years our country has gone from a freedom loving (except for the slaves) country to a communist, socialist, Marxist state where my hard-earned dollars are ripped from my hand to pander to the lazy and shiftless and the wealth is spread from the “haves” to the “lazy.”
What are we? France? Canada? England??
I am taking up the cause to not just stop our illustrious leader from adding more socialist programs but to start eliminating the ones we already have! Please forward this list to your legislators and put them to work getting back to basics right now!
My #1 on the list of big money wasting socialist programs are the donut eating lazy asses that hardly ever actually do the job they are getting paid for. Namely: Firemen! These guys (and women now too!) sit around in government owned and maintained buildings where they do nothing for most of their shift except polishing their government owned (socialist) “firetrucks” and once in a while put out a fire or run a government owned ambulance to do CPR on some old fart! Socialism in its purest form! When our country was founded, everybody put out their own fires. They didn’t even have running water. They had a bucket and a well! I’ve got a hose at my house, don’t you? If a house catches on fire in the neighborhood we can all get our hoses and put it out ourselves. That’s the Jeffersonian ideal!
#2: Speaking of old farts, that brings me to #2 on my list. Social Security. It even has “Social” in the name. This government owned system gives billions of dollars out from working people every month to people who do absolutely nothing to earn it! Socialism Security – End it now!
#3: While I’m still on the old farts who are the sucking leaches of our society, my #3 on the list of how Socialism is destroying our country is Medicare!! They should call it Social-Commie-Care because it’s free health care that’s government owned and run. OK, that’s not exactly accurate. All the hospitals, care givers, doctors, nurses, drug companies, etc. are private and just get the bills paid by the government but it’s close enough. If we eliminated Social Security and Medicare alone we could balance the national budget!
This brings me to #4 and #5 on my list:
The second Amendment of the United States gives us the “right to bear arms in a well-regulated militia”
On May 8, 1792, Congress passed “[a]n act more effectually to provide for the National Defense, by establishing a Uniform Militia throughout the United States” requiring:[E]ach and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is herein after excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia..”
Government owned and run police departments and the military. Look at the second amendment. There are plenty of free white guys around with guns. They’ve all got their own guns and pick-up trucks. Why pay all these police officers that spend most of their time writing traffic tickets. The founding father’s were very clear and concise. If we’re attacked we grab our guns. Billions saved!
#6: How many times have you been driving down the road and seen the “road workers” “working”? Working for these government owned and run (socialist) road crews consists of one guy doing something while 5 men (or even women now) lean on a shovel and watch. Now everybody lives on a street, right? Let’s all take care of our own little patch of street in front of our house. For the bigger common roadways we can have churches “adopt a highway” and volunteers and donated money can take care of the rest. It’s much like we already have church soup kitchens for the homeless.
#7: All of our airlines are run by private companies and they do a darn good job flying millions of people to their destinations everyday. Then why do we have a government owned and run (socialist) air traffic control system. Turn that over to the airlines and let them watch their own planes. They don’t want to crash so they’ll do a fine job.
#8: Thanks to our modern drug companies many diseases are a thing of the past. But people like Obama and his liberal commie cult want “oversight” in the guise of the FDA. This government owned and run (socialist) program does nothing but slow down the introduction of new life saving treatments to our nation. Let the drug companies police themselves. They don’t want bad drugs out there anyway because dead people are bad for business.
#9: Our children are getting dumber by the day. I’m sorry but it’s true. We can’t even get them to pull up their freaking pants. Why? Because our school system is a government-owned and run (socialist) program. When our forefathers set up this nation kids were educated at home or in a private neighborhood school. The smart ones went on to higher learning and the dumb ones shoed horses. There wasn’t anything called: “No Child Left Behind”. You gotta leave some of them behind. They’re dumb. They drain society. Our public school system is a socialist program that has failed. Teach your own kids. If you’re smart then you get smart kids. If you’re dumb, then go shoe a horse.
#10: When our founding fathers wrote the constitution the air and water was pristine. Since the Environmental Protection Agency has been interfering in the energy industry our water and air quality has steadily declined while the cost of fuel has increased. I think this is clearly cause and effect and an obvious reason to eliminate this government-owned and run (socialist) program. The oil and coal companies have to breathe the same air and drink the same water we do. Self regulation is the only logical solution to this problem.
I hope you enjoyed my satirical voyage to the far right. It’s been pointed out to me that some folks have been taking my TOP TEN list seriously. Sorry folks, but this is satire and my attempt to point out how the term socialism is being misused. None of our social programs are socialism. However, the far right and the Tea Party folks like to misuse the term to scare people and sway elections. No one in their right mind would consider doing away with fire, police, military, public schools, the FDA, or the EPA. Except Rick Perry and I already said no one in their right mind.
When social security and Medicare were first proposed there was a firestorm of opposition. Try to take them away from people today and you’d lose a hand… or an election. The same should be said about universal health care. It is shameful on a monumental scale that we are the only prosperous nation on the planet that doesn’t guarantee health care for all of its citizens.
Did you know that in January of 1943 , President Roosevelt, in his state of the Union message, called for social insurance “from the cradle to the grave.”
In 1947 President Truman, in another special health message to Congress, again requested a National Health Program. S. 1320 was introduced by Senators Wagner and Murray; Senator Taft’s bill also reintroduced (S. 545).
It wasn’t until July 30, 1965 that medicare (as part of the Social Security Amendments of 1965) was signed into law by President Johnson. That’s a 20 year fight just to get something passed that we all take for granted now.
Social security was signed into law in 1935 and was patterned after similar systems operating successfully in Europe, including Germany’s system which started in the 19th century. Sound familiar? Every European nation offers healthcare to all. Germany started theirs in 1883 and England in 1911. At the rate we’re going my guess is we’ll be arguing about this for another 40 years and then our great-grandchildren will accept it as normal, just like police and fire protection.
During this heated political season let’s get our terms straight with a little help from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary:
Definition of SOCIALISM 1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods 2- a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state
Definition of COMMUNISM 1a : a theory advocating elimination of private property b: a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed
Definition of CAPITALISM : an economic system characterized by private or corporate ownership of capital goods, by investments that are determined by private decision, and by prices, production, and the distribution of goods that are determined mainly by competition in a free market
Definition of DEMOCRACY 1-a : government by the people; especially : rule of the majority b : a government in which the supreme power is vested in the people and exercised by them directly or indirectly through a system of representation usually involving periodically held free elections