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Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Blog, Politics | 8 comments

Is President Obama Really a Socialist? — I Wish!

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Right-wing wackos love to call President Obama a “socialist” — as though that’s a bad thing.

Frightened flag-waving bigots tend to use interchangeable buzz words — socialist, communist, marxist — without having the slightest understanding of what these terms really mean.

So, let’s take a closer look, shall we?  Let’s examine state of modern socialism in the world, circa 2012.

Where to begin?

Too bad there aren’t nations we could look to as prime examples.  Too bad there aren’t nations with the kinds of policies we American progressives are fighting for — like universal health coverage, higher taxes on the wealthy and big corporations, increased spending on infrastructure including mass transit, deeper cuts in military and defense, increased government regulation of businesses, and protection for the environment.  It sure would be nice to see where nations that have those kinds of policies rank in all kinds of different categories.

Oh wait.

There are nations like that in the world?

So, where do these socialist-leaning nations rank?  More important, where do we rank?

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