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post #1 of 51 Old 09-05-2008, 2:46 PM Thread Starter
 
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Socialism is like a dirty word here in the US. Since there are lots of folks on the board from across the pond, how do you like your socialism? Are you taxed to starvation? Are you getting screwed by your national health care plan? Are your elder relatives left out in the cold? Let us in the US of A know all about it.
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Well I guess that pretty much sums it up steingar
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Got some great support on this one.....But then again I'm a troll....what do I know. HAHAHA
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Besides being a dirty word it is also outdated for let's say 20 years. The socialist ideologies are done and no longer valid.
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Socialism is like a dirty word here in the US. Since there are lots of folks on the board from across the pond, how do you like your socialism? Are you taxed to starvation? Are you getting screwed by your national health care plan? Are your elder relatives left out in the cold? Let us in the US of A know all about it.

...er....but Europe doesn't have a "national" healthcare system. Europe is around 50 nations....this obviously is confusingly close to the number of States in America but still...

YouTube - Europe is a country and everyone speaks french here

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...er....but Europe doesn't have a "national" healthcare system. Europe is around 50 nations....this obviously is confusingly close to the number of States in America but still...

YouTube - Europe is a country and everyone speaks french here



That's some funny sh1t. Can you imagine the feast the European media would of had on her if she'd said something like that on the other side of the pond?
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Socialism is like a dirty word here in the US... Let us in the US of A know all about it.
Give it six months and you'll find out for yourselves
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I'm really disappointed this didn't work. Lots of folks on the board from European states, and I was genuinely interested in what they thought.
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Re: O.K you European types...

You could have worded it better. I think calling it socialism puts a bad taste in anyones mouth.
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I'm really disappointed this didn't work. Lots of folks on the board from European states, and I was genuinely interested in what they thought.
We dont live in European 'states'.. they are individual countries..

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True enough, and please forgive my wording. I was referring to States in the more classical sense, and not the state governments we have in the US. However, most if not all of the European countries are far more socialist than that US, and I am genuinely interested if that suits their residents. Those who I have met were quite happy with things, but they are from a very narrow socioeconomic and professional strata.
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I always hated the socialist movement in my country.

Usually people are devided it into workers that follow the socialist ideas and vote for that party and the farmers and professionals who follow the christ democratic parties.

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Re: O.K you European types...

I think socialism is perceived as two quite different things in Europe and the States.

The US seems to associate socialism with the far left and eventually communism. Whereas in Europe we tend to view socialism as being egalitarian.
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