H. G. Wells said:
“The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it?”
In all we try to do, we do it for the betterment of ourselves. We are selfish creatures. We create systems that cater to our own needs, and we care little for the rest of mankind. That is human nature. Interestingly enough, human nature can be overcome. Charity and benefaction are ways by which we help each other.
There is, however, a misconception that socialism is charity, that it is benefaction. In reality, socialist policies generate greed and corruption. Boiled down to its root characteristic, socialism is the notion that everyone—no matter their value to society—should have everything that everyone else has, simply by virtue of existing. Socialism takes from the haves, and gives to the have-nots. Eventually, the have-nots become wards of the mother government, never producing and never contributing to society. The rich and the middle class get shirked for the benefit of the lazy.
Obamacare is a socialist policy. Let’s just get that out there. Socialized medicine does not work. How can we expect a country that is already $17 Trillion in debt to take on the responsibility of caring for the health of 300 million people. The same country that runs the post office, by the way. We cannot expect this to take place without tax hikes, premium hikes and a lowering of quality.
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