The introduction of socialism in America was through the New Deal, a response to the financial meltdown of the Great Depression.
Take the bailouts of the financial industry today, and the nationalization of the home mortgage market, couple them with the probable election of Obama and a more-Democrat Congress (not democratic; Democrat), and – guess what? America becomes far more of a social welfare state than now.
Why is this a problem? Because in doing so , America, too, will become irrelevant on the world stage – another Canada. Another Belgium or France or Germany. Another “social” “democracy” with no ability to influence world events.
That there exist Americans who actually believe that once we are European clones, anyone will care about our demands to export our child labor laws or our environmental standards or our concepts of women’s rights, when Russia, India and China are the Great Powers – and America is not, is a huge statement on education in America.
The same policies that have made Europe irrelevant on the world stage economically, militarily and diplomatically, once implemented in America, only would ensure American irrelevancy, as well.
IT continually fascinates that we have so many voters lacking the understanding of the link between taxation and economic policy, and Great Power status.
Socialism doesn’t work – never has, never will. Regardless of what the Left says about its beneficence.
The only winner in a world of a Europeanized, socialized America will be Russia. Ask the Georgians what they think about that.
It is extremely doubtful that even China could survive in any form similar to its current one absent a free economy creating huge wealth here in the United States. Who would finance China’s jobs? China’s quest to move hundreds of millions from rural to urban every decade?
The losers will be the poor everywhere. “Developing countries” will become “declining countries,” and absent American consumers – abolished as have been European consumers through taxes so high as to preclude money to consume or even to have children — China and India likely will join their ranks.
Something to think about before you vote.