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  •  Please don't confuse liberalism with socialism. (0+ / 0-)

    They are opposites.

    I am a liberal who respects private stock ownership and private profit.  I have no use for a Venezuela style socialist dictatorship like many here espouse.  

    "The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason." - Thomas Paine

    by shrike on Mon Apr 14, 2014 at 01:24:03 PM PDT

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    •  What about European democratic socialism? (4+ / 0-)
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      Vince CA, otto, joedemocrat, YucatanMan

      Is liberalism the opposite of that?

    •  Get real (2+ / 0-)
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      joedemocrat, YucatanMan

      Only the most uncharitable reading of my remarks would lead one to conclude I advocate for socialism.  I don't even know how to respond to someone who thinks any curtailing the extreme concentration of economic power into a small number of hands is "socialism".  Really deeply clueless response.

    •  What?? (3+ / 0-)
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      theoko, raspberryberet, SilentBrook
      I have no use for a Venezuela style socialist dictatorship like many here espouse
      I don't know where that comes from.

      I'm somebody who doesn't necessarily oppose private profit. I understand business has to make some profit. However, I think what we have is capitalism run wild where it serves the interests of the top few to the detriment of everyone else.

      I'm somebody who believes if you want to do business in this country you need to put back in this country what you take out of it. That means paying a living wage and creating jobs in this country and more.

      In recent decades, we've had a huge transfer of wealth from average people to both CEO's and investors and it is wrong and it has ruined our economy.

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