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Can socialism/communism happen here in the U.S.?

This is a discussion on Can socialism/communism happen here in the U.S.? within the Off Topic & Humor Discussion forums, part of the The Back Porch category; Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY I know way too many senior citizens who are flaming liberals. Some get that way out of fear that as ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KILTED COWBOY View Post
    I know way too many senior citizens who are flaming liberals.
    Some get that way out of fear that as they get older, they will not be able to take care if themselves and will need the government to do so.
    Wish more folks grew up as I did.
    Family takes care of family. When I was growing upmy grandmother lived with us till the day she died. We took care of her. It was not a chore, it was a blessing to have her with us.Today way too many people are selfish and want the government to take care of their elderly parents.My mother in law is 83 now, still doing great. But when the time comes she will move in with my wife and I.
    Never wanted or needed a government handout.
    It's great that you can and will do this. Not everyone has the same type of family situation. My mother-in-law is extremely difficult and uncooperative. My wife is her only daughter and works extremely hard to give her mom what she wants, and her mom still says nasty things about her, i.e. that she wants to institutionalize her, etc. Even if we invited my mother-in-law to live with us, she would refuse, and she's rapidly reaching the point where she won't be able to do things on her own at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by graydude View Post
    A large part of the attraction of socialism is being able to get what others have without putting in the work. Even those with good incomes can fall victim to coveting their neighbor’s possessions.

    America has lost its Judeo-Christian morals as the Ten Commandments are sidelined.
    Didn't we use to call that keeping up with the Jones'?


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    Quote Originally Posted by G26Raven View Post
    Even if we invited my mother-in-law to live with us, she would refuse, and she's rapidly reaching the point where she won't be able to do things on her own at all.
    My M-in-L ain't coming to my house. Neither my wife nor I would have here. And she wouldn't have us--or anyone else except her golden boy youngest son.
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    Socialism is Communism for slow learners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    My M-in-L ain't coming to my house. Neither my wife nor I would have here. And she wouldn't have us--or anyone else except her golden boy youngest son.
    I hear you OldVet. I think my mother-in-law doesn't hate me, but she definitely blames me for taking her daughter to Utah, even though it was a mutual decision between my wife and myself. She definitely hates guns, the military, the police, etc. My wife is a saint who treats her mother very well and even got along with my mother better than I did. My mother (typical Jewish mom) would open every visit when I walked in the door with the words, "When am I going to see you again?" Drove me crazy.
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    So many weapons, so little time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWOUSCG View Post
    Didn't we use to call that keeping up with the Jones'?
    Keeping up with my he Jones used to involve working harder for raises and promotions, not using the government to take more from the Jones out of hatred that the Jones are successful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M1911A1 View Post
    Even the youngest generation finally matures, and those once-children have to find jobs. And keep them.
    That's a very instructive experience.

    Eventually, almost everybody who works (really works—not "has a government job") becomes more and more conservative.
    And many of them start to vote more conservatively, too.
    While I agree with what you say in theory often that isn't the way it works.

    I know a couple, early 30's, unmarried with 4 kids. He has no intention of ever getting a job. She knows exactly how much she has to earn each year, which isn't much maybe $1200 or something like that, in order to max out the earned income credit at tax time and get a $5k refund after paying nothing into income tax during the year. So she will work just enough each year to get that big refund check, then quit. They live in subsidized housing, have free medical, food stamps, and anything else they can get for free. I'm sure there are many others who do the same.

    I doubt they vote at all, but if they did it would surely be to keep the freebies coming. And if somebody can convince them that they need to vote in order to stay on the gravy train that would probably motivate them to do it.

    It seems to me that the ones having the most kids are always those who don't work. How does that bode for the future?
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    Ever watch the movie Idiocracy? Some consider it a documentary.
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