Friday, September 19, 2008

Socialism a-la Bush

This administration's policies and actions have resulted in the largest move toward socialism in this country since the New Deal ...  The US gov now owns more than 50% of ALL US mortgages... has an 80% stake in the country's largest insurer and there's more to come.

So much for the "champion of free markets" -- if this is the end result of "conservative policy" (a la Gramm, McCain and other -- including democratic -- deregulationists) socialists and far left liberals should continue to elect Republicans... If Democrats proposed these policies (from the left) there would be an outcry of Marxist/socialist like the country has never seen!

... but we get it all for "free" with conservative... (Of course, we'll pay for it later -- with interest.) Talk about (corporate) welfare...

Who's up for more republican rule?

4 comments:

Mista Jaycee said...

It isn't true socialism Bush and his cronies are engaging in. They privatized all the profits for themselves and socialized all the losses on the backs of the people. With Socialism at least the people would have seen some benefit.
This is like your boss taking a piece of your check to cover his own gambling losses.
Jaycee

RR said...

True -- and a better analogy.

I wrote the post as a sort of reply to my "free market solves all our problems" friends -- so I took some liberty with the concept just to erk them.

But you are right...

Capt. Fogg said...

It certainly would have evoked rhetoric about Marx, Stalin and Chairman Mao if this had happened under Clinton. Of course it didn't happen under Clinton, did it?

RR said...

No -- but I'm waiting for the slime-machine to kick into gear and come up with the threads that tie it to Clinton...

The party of "personal responsibility" doesn't seem to be able to take any.