Friday, February 27, 2009

Obama Politics: Socialism, Marxism, Communism


Silus Grok said...

Honestly, Richard … I wonder if you put a lick of thought into some of the things you post here.

Socialism isn't the boogey man. Sure, we can have a grown-up discussion about economic policy — but throwing around "socialism" like it means something more than it does is hardly laying the foundation for intelligent discourse.

You don't complain that your fire department is socialized, or the city sewer system. When you call 911, you're not asked for your credit card number before help is sent. And you don't pay your "fair share" of the cost of most of what runs under your city's streets. The US is hardly transitioning to state control of the entire economy. But Obama is talking about treating a few vital systems the way our nation has treated other vital systems for 100 years.

Larry Richman said...

You're exactly right, Silus. This blog is "Ramblings" -- random thoughts. It's not intended to be the same caliber as

I do believe we are moving down the road toward socialism. I believe that government is already too big and powerful and am opposed to it growing any larger or more powerful.

I'm ok with the government providing military protection and limited basic services, but I don't believe government has any role in standardized national healthcare, owning banks, or providing government loans to big business.