You can’t replace flawed with broken and hope that it works. I’m open to good ideas, but I’m not open to manipulative lies of “free” that in reality sap you of far more money than you would have paid in a privatized system because of insane taxing and regulations. People don’t understand that Socialism is the liberation of the lower class at the expense of oppressing the middle and upper class, reducing everyone to a lower-middle class and never allowing anyone to achieve anything in life.
I’m 24, I’d rather be poor today and work hard to succeed and have a healthy sustainable middle/upper class life in 10 years than be on government hand outs today and 10 years from now just the same. If we are all perpetually treading water and never going anywhere, will anyone have motivation? Will anyone do anything well? Haven’t we seen how bad Socialism is when we go to the D.M.V or D.S.S and have to deal with the lazy apathetic sloths who work there on the government dime and know that they won’t get fired or reprimanded regardless of how poorly they do their job?
Do we want our electricians to behave the same way and wire escalators and elevators poorly like in Socialist China where people die from shitty elevators and escalators on a regular basis? Do we want our system that works good enough to fall to the side for something that is entirely proven to not work at all?
I am for tweaks, balances, fixing the problems, not entire overhauls of a system that made America the greatest place to live for a working class family for the past 60 years (A statement that is not debatable.)
I think these Sanders supporters who think that Socialism will be good just need to understand that at the end of the day you want to oppress the MANY to lift the FEW, and that is strictly immoral. Especially considering we live in a system that DOES reward hard work and talent, not ALL but a LOT of the FEW are not part of the MANY because they simply either don’t want to or don’t know how to make that happen.
“I believe in a safety net, I believe in welfare, but I don’t believe it should be a way of life.” – Marco Rubio, how can anyone actually disagree with that statement? How is it actually possible to disagree with that? I don’t even like Marco Rubio that much, considering he’s an establishment guy, but seriously, how can you disagree with that?
“We should judge welfare on how many people can use it to get to a point where they don’t need it, not by how many people stay on it.” – Ronald Reagan.
This is the most common misconception in American politics, this ridiculous notion that the right just wants to see everyone suffer and never wants to help anyone, that’s ENTIRELY FALSE. The right wants to provide help, provide safety nets, and provide a way for us to lift ourselves out of the hole. But they WON’T stand for laziness, they WON’T stand for people who just sit on the government check and live off of it for years, so they WON’T allow that to happen. And that is somehow mistaken for evil, corrupt, greedy. Makes absolutely no sense.
If you guys are for Sanders, you should actually LIKE Trump, he’s MODERATE at MOST! He wants to REDUCE taxes on the middle class, RAISE taxes on the super wealthy, he is ANTI-WAR, he wants to solve ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION, you know what that means? That means that he actually wants to help the Mexican people who came here legally. Crazy, isn’t it? BUT WAIT, I THOUGHT HE WAS A RACIST! How is he a racist, for wanting to keep Muslim Americans safe from terrorism? Oh, right, he’s not a racist, he’s a nationalist.
And is nationalism bad? Not at all, it’s the simple idea of putting your country before other countries to benefit the people of your country before the people of other countries. It is NOT America’s job to take in the needy, it is NOT America’s job to save the world. But wait, aren’t liberals against the idea of America being the “World police”? So then how do they believe that it is a good thing for us to take in the world’s sick, needy, and poor?
Oh yeah, because literally everything a liberal believes is simply designed to oppose whatever a conservative believes, it doesn’t have to make sense. You can say that we need to protect women, and you can say that we need to protect Muslims, but when the Muslim raping epidemic is going on in Europe because of the mass immigration of refugees from Syria, where are the liberals? Oh yeah, it doesn’t matter that much because we can’t judge Muslims for that, right? We have to be accepting of that culture, so those women that you want to protect all of the sudden don’t matter so much anymore when they are being oppressed by Muslim men rather than white men. Because equal pay is a more important issue than a Muslim raping epidemic. Almost every point of interest is directly oppositical to the next. “Don’t objectify me sexually, but DON’T YOU DARE SLUT SHAME ME! I’m pro-middle class, and I’m also pro-taxing them more! I’m for gun free zones, because I want to make sure that those people who want to slaughter innocent human beings don’t walk into a school or movie theater with a gun, these people will follow this law, I just know it! Nobody should have to work for 40 hours a week and still live in poverty! BUT I DO think that those people should pay more in taxes… IT’S MY BODY, MY CHOICE, EVEN THOUGH IT’S DEFINITELY MY CHILD’S BODY AND SHOULDN’T BE MY CHOICE! Drugs should be legal because of reasons and even though it did terrible things to Colorado’s economy it should still be legal because of reasons! CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL, DESPITE SCIENTIFIC FACTUAL NUMBERS THAT PROVE THE GLOBE HASN’T WARMED IN 18 YEARS! TERRORISM IS BECAUSE OF CLIMATE CHANGE! TERRORISM IS BECAUSE OF THE SECOND AMENDMENT! Don’t YOU DARE generalize Muslims as terrorists or black people as criminals BUT FUCK YOU FOR BEING AN INBRED REDNECK HILLBILLY JESUS FREAK GUN NUT REPUBLITARD!!!!!! Wait… Was it the woman’s fault for being raped by the Muslim or the Muslims fault for raping her….”
Call it a strawman if you want to, but that would be disingenuous when you consider the fact that liberals generally DO believe in all of those diametrically opposing beliefs at the same time.
So, at the end of all of this, how do you expect to be taken seriously as a human being when your entire political opinion is disingenuous?