Sunday, March 5, 2023

Something to Know - 5 March

An unending hammering away by the pin-headed right to demonize the term "socialism" is very short-sighted, and a cornerstone of Libertarian/Conservative philosophy.   So, let's really take a look at the advantages of a society that pools its economic resources into programs that are intended for the benefit of all.   The mantra of living your life by your own bootstraps sounds idealistic and opportunistic for all of us, but the only way  to see it more clearly for what it is (I got mine, you go get your own), is to imagine what our way of life would be without the following.  Indeed, there are those who live at the top of the economic pile, behind gated communities, with investments couched in off-shore places to avoid taxes, who really couldn't care less about those less fortunate.   Here is a partial list for your consideration.   Thanks to the guy with the yellow shorts up in the northwest who provided this reminder:


May be an image of text that says 'SOCIALISM Socialism is taxpayer funds being used collectively to benefit society as a whole, despite income, contribution, or ability. Medicare Free Lunch Program Social Security SNAP Public Schools FDA The Military/ Military/Defense Unemployment Insurance Highways/Roads OSHA Public Libraries USDA Fire Department National Weather Service Police CDC Student Loans & Grants Sewer System Farm Subsidies Medicaid CIA & FBI Jail/Prison System Polio Vaccine Court System EPA Health Care 9/11 Workers Museums Disability Insurance Public Parks Town/State Run Beaches State Construction State Snow Removal Public Street Lighting and more -DailyKos GI Bill Hoover Dam Bridges'

Q. What's the difference between a Hippo and a Zippo?

A. A Hippo is really heavy, and a Zippo is a little lighter.

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