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There are just nine steps from freedom
to socialism to societal breakdown

Fox News, by Tom Becarro

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Posted By:StormCnter, 3/17/2019 9:51:25 AM

Talk of socialism is suddenly everywhere. The journey from a free society to socialism, however, does not occur overnight. It’s a stepped process that begins slowly and ends with a rush. Here are those steps: Step 1. Massive Government Spending. Socialist states have government at the center of their economies and feature enormous spending programs. In early 1990s Sweden often cited as a socialist state, government spending exceeded 70 percent of its economy. Under President Jefferson, government spending was approximately 2 to 3 percent of the economy. Today, we are at 36 percent. Sweden, now walking away from socialism,

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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/17/2019 10:37:25 AM     (No. 11933300)

A very well written article, and near perfect description of the evolution of socialism, both historical and today. The only exception I have is that the USA is in much greater hazard than the 36% of the national economy controlled by government. Regulations effectively are controlling another 36%. People do not see that small and large businesses have the boot of government on their neck, almost all decisions made by the government: who is hired, fired, how much they are paid, what you can do, cannot do, compliance forms to be filed, compliance officers to visit. People only mention the burden of federal taxes, failing to add state and local taxes: income, franchise, property, sales. Effectively, any business pays out 50% or more of its income in taxes, and spends 35% of its time complying with government regulations. And we are very close to losing our republic, as the will of the people is ignored by our government, the schools, and the media. By the way, the Democrats and the Republicans are colluding with Mexico, Honduras, Nicaragua, San Salvador, Guatemala, and others crossing our borders illegally, to invade our country, and take it over, all against the will of the citizenry of the U.S. That is the real collusion, not Russia. What a farce! What a fraud! We barely have any media of freedom left in the country, other than AM radio, as Pirro is stripped off Fox. AM radio is not Radio Free America.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: stablemoney, 3/17/2019 10:39:49 AM     (No. 11933303)

AM radio is now Radio Free America.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/17/2019 10:56:47 AM     (No. 11933333)

The cynic in me believes our beloved country is lost. We patriots allowed the leftist cabal to take control of the public schools, the media, the universities, and the entertainment industries. We´re now faced with several generations that know nothing of our history, world history, or economics, yet think they know everything. They also think that anyone who disagrees with them is a "hater" who they´re entitled to destroy. It is just a matter of time before we become Venezuela.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: zephyrgirl, 3/17/2019 10:57:42 AM     (No. 11933337)

I should add that the leftist cabal also took over the government agencies.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bad-hair, 3/17/2019 11:00:35 AM     (No. 11933341)

Stevie Ray Vaughn Life by the drop.

If my kids and grand kids vote for this, they will have to live it. I won´t. I have fought the dumbing down from day 1 and apparently the dumb and dumber are winning.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Muguy, 3/17/2019 11:10:34 AM     (No. 11933362)

We are ALREADY in multiple steps right now.

The demonrat socialists are going all out to economically enslave us to welfare by wanting to pay everyone for things not earned.

Over population by the masses they are allowing in further erode the treasury to de-incentivize work when so much is taken away and GIVEN AWAY to those who are not helping to "pull the wagon".

They will make it seem as though people ACTUALLY VOTED for all of this while the very few "annointed" RULE over us like dictators and live the good live of luxury like Maduro in and Saddam Hussien and the Clintons.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: 68BattleofBealeVet, 3/17/2019 2:06:38 PM     (No. 11933553)

I´ll add a 1A: Confiscation of guns and limits on free speech.

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