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    Socialist programs in America

    It appears that many republicans are totally against socialism. "Socialism" means that we pool our resources for the common good of everyone in America. So for those who are completely against Socialism I ask you: which socialist programs scare you?

    Fire Departments

    Police Departments

    EMT/EMS service

    Public Schools

    Veterans Benefits

    Public Hospitals

    National Weather Service

    Road & Bridges

    Unemployment Insurance

    Drinking Water

    Military

    NTSA

    Medicare

    Social Security

    FEMA

    G.I. Bill

    National Parks

    Food & Drug Safety

    CDC
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    ICE

    Sewers

    Bank Deposit Insurance

    Hazardous Waste disposal & clean up


    Next time you hear someone condemning socialism just ask them what they think about those programs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamewell45 View Post
    It appears that many republicans are totally against socialism. "Socialism" means that we pool our resources for the common good of everyone in America. So for those who are completely against Socialism I ask you: which socialist programs scare you?

    Fire Departments

    Police Departments

    EMT/EMS service

    Public Schools

    Veterans Benefits

    Public Hospitals

    National Weather Service

    Road & Bridges

    Unemployment Insurance

    Drinking Water

    Military

    NTSA

    Medicare

    Social Security

    FEMA

    G.I. Bill

    National Parks

    Food & Drug Safety

    CDC
    '
    NASA

    ICE

    Sewers

    Bank Deposit Insurance

    Hazardous Waste disposal & clean up


    Next time you hear someone condemning socialism just ask them what they think about those programs.
    Technically, what you have listed are social programs. Socialism (broadly) is an economic philosophy characterized by social ownership of the means of production. However it also has variants like social democracy which allows for a mixture of market i.e. capitalism and social interventions such as social programs. European countries are generally social democracies, differing from America in the sense that they also have Universal healthcare and in many cases government funded post-secondary education along with more protections for workers and very stringent personal privacy laws.
    "The difference between what we do and what we are capable of doing would suffice to solve most of the world’s problems.” Mahatma Gandhi

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