Is this what the republicans call socialism?
Republicans claim they want less government. Less interference in business. Less regulation. Less taxes. Why, then, are they quick to run to government for handouts? We see the handouts in the form of government subsidizing everywhere from the farming industry to the airline industry . We see it within the auto industry to the software industry. We bail out banks, savings & loans, and investment firms.
We bail out these businesses because they have failed due to poor business decisions. Meanwhile they continue to give the very CEO’s making these devastating decisions record bonuses. In bankrupts courts, judges are allowing bonuses to these executives, despite the fact the company will leave unpaid money it owes to it’s employees, its creditors, and sometimes even its customers. No doubt most CEO’s and executives are Republicans who oppose so-called socialistic Dems like Obama.
My question is “Why are free-market Capitalistic Republicans” in favor of this kind of socialism? Why do pro-business Republicans support Corporate welfare yet claim Obama’s platform is some form of Marxism?
Johnny Reb: Lincoln didn’t say that (though he is incorrectly given credit). Rev. Boetscher said that 75 years ago.
And to those who blame the Dems for the bailouts: my gosh, you are certainly so far up the Reps behinds that you want to blame it all on the Dems. It is NOT the Dems who bail out, it is the Federal Reserve who does it.
Additionally, I never once mentioned a Republican politician. Not once. I am complaining about the REPUBLICAN VOTER. Those fat cats who live in their multi million dollar homes paid for by the sweat of the workers under them and subsidized by MY (and your) tax dollar. Wake up. Unless you have been featured Fortune 500, the Rep politicians DO NOT REPRESENT YOUR INTERESTS.
What do you call giving subsidies to industries? Isn’t that a form of socialism? and if you have a link to refute my question, then post it. And not a right wing rag like the Washington Examiner. Or giving pharma the rights to medicare part D.
I think the Republicans will call anything socialism if it isn’t a handout to their own personal interests.