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Surprise You Are a Socialist if

Do you like, support and/or use:

Public (no pay) Toilets
Public Library
Public Parks
Public Beaches
Bridges
Public Landfills
Vaccines (Polio, Swine, Bird Flu etc)

USA socialism examples

Socialism is alive and well in the USA

Social Security
Postal Service
Fire Department
Police Department
Court System
Public Defenders
Prisons
Child Services
WIC
Food Stamps
Search and Rescue
Animal Control
The Military, Pentagon, National Defense
Coastguard
Homeland Security
Customs and Border Security
Veteran Health care
National Weather Service
ATC (Air Traffic Control)
NOAA
NASA
Student College loans/grants
Public Schools
Department of Education
Public Transportation (buses, trains & ferries etc.)
Business/Corporate Subsidies
Public Broadcasting
Medicaid
Social Security
Welfare
Disability Insurance
Sewage & Water systems
FDA
EPA
CIA
FBI
IRS (Tax collection)
Secret Service
Peace Corps

etc, etc…

Socialism has been a big part of USA culture for a very long time, which makes the United States a mixed economy that features elements of both Capitalism and Socialism.

Some media sources do what is called “red-baiting” where they blur, blend or equate Socialism with Communism or even Fascism—Don’t fall prey to their fear mongering propaganda or pseudo scarewords.

The USA would be lucky to have another Socialist President, Senate and Congress. For example some previous Presidents of the USA that can and often were also called “Socialists”:

Abraham Lincoln (1st income tax, railroads, helped established colleges & abolished slavery)
Dwight D. Eisenhower (GI Bill)
Franklin D. Roosevelt (New Deal, equal access to education and Interstate highways)
Ronald Reagan (increased national debt for the public good from 32% to 53% of GDP)
John F. Kennedy (was against exploitation of workers by Capitalism & Communism)
Harry Truman (new public works programs and increased social welfare)

Socialist Presidents of the USA

Bernie Sanders is in good Socialist company

Lyndon B. Johnson (Great Society programs)
Richard Nixon (EPA, OSHA)
Teddy Roosevelt (National Parks)

The term “Social Democrat” is not a radical, controversial or fearful label in the least.

 

Green-Eco-EV News Reporting by Ken Green Burridge

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Kenneth Burridge test-drives electric Nissan LEAF in Melbourne Australia

EV of the Year Judge, independent green journalist, photographer, author and sustainability activist that has published over 1000 articles. Mr Burridge’s travels have taken him to over 30 countries and 300+ major cities. He is originally from the USA, but has been residing in Australia for the last seven years. Connect to Ken Burridge on: Twitter, facebook, Google+Linked in or website

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