You Could Be a Socialist!
I read this rant in a comment thread from a post about Bernie Sanders:
You could be a Socialist if you or your kids went to a public school(100% subsidized by others).
You could be a Socialist if you or your kids went to a state college(upto 85% subsidized).
You could be a socialist if you ever received unemployment, food stamps or Medicaid.
You could be a socialist if you are a farmer who has been paid not to grow crops, received federal aid, crop subsidies, department of agriculture training and research, price supports, grazing on government land . In other words every farmer/rancher is a socialist.
You could be a socialist if you were ever in the Military( the largest socialist enterprise in the world, housing, clothing, food, transportation, entertainment, education, shopping all furnished), were a defense contractor or government employee.
You could be a socialist if you get a child tax credit or pay less taxes because you have kids that cost society more.
You could be a socialist if you drive on public highways, go to airports, work in a port, go to public beaches and parks.
You could be a socialist if you go to a public Hospital(80%), or use public utilities.
You could be a socialist if drink milk or eat dairy products as their prices are heavily subsidized.
You could be a socialist if you have subsidized federal flood insurance, FEMA raised or repaired your house or gave you a trailer to live in or paid for a motel room.
You could be a socialist if you got a small business loan.
You could be a socialist if you get a child tax credit such that others help pay for your kids.
You could be a socialist if you are collecting soc security or are on Medicare.
You are a Socialist if you live in a red state , which on average get back 50% more in FED money than they pay in, the largest redistribution in the history of the world, all Greece’s w/o such Blue state welfare flowing to them.
There is no modern economy since 1900 that has not been a mix of socialism and capitalism. If you are not a socialist, you are a liar! LOL..
Our Constitution is a socialistic document as in “To provide for the General Welfare of the People”
Viper (John Hill, Cape Coral, Florida)