Unfortunately for Republicans, they've forgotten that there's this funny thing called a dictionary where one can look up the actual meaning of words:
Socialism. 1. ... a theory or system of social organization that advocates the vesting of the ownership and control of the means of production and distribution, of capital, land, etc., in the community as a whole.In other words, state ownership of companies and land. Socialism would be something crazy like the government buying stocks in banks or something - something Republicans would never ever do. Nuh-uh.
I'm sorry, but all Barack Obama is talking about is progressive taxation. Do you know who the first American president to successfully push for a progressive income tax was? Not FDR. Not Woodrow Wilson. It's was Abraham Lincoln. The founder of the Republican Party. Or don't they claim him anymore?
Best response I've seen yet! Good work.By Trixie, at 9:20 PM
Ahhhh, I can _wish_ he was a socialist! Maybe if I keep working on him after the election, Barack'll convert to single payer.By Sisyphus, at 11:57 PM
My Republican mother has been calling me a socialist for years. It's all so stupid. Nice response.By Addy N., at 7:02 AM