urbanbreez wrote:I never said "yeah government" and never will, tyvm. Straw man argument, Dude.
You dont preach the socialism? My apologies. I was under the impression you were a proud socialist.
Now your not so proud, or did i just misread you?
Wall of text incoming hide yo kids hide yo wife.
I spent a good portion of time expressing my thoughts on how crappy our SS system is. I've got plenty more where that came from in regard to bureaucratic mismanagement of public funds. I'm in that upper middle class income range that flips the bill for more than my fair share of public services. At the same time, it'd be nice to see some of that back in the form of, i don't know, some less well-to-do family members being able to afford health insurance. I'm sure a true "socialist" would want to have me excommunicated for some of my opinions but I don't exactly know since I've never met one.
There are plenty of examples throughout history's greatest civilizations of vital government programs going all the way back to the Roman Empire and the Egyptians. A more contemporary, obvious and appropriate example is FDR's New Deal. Ins't it ironic that a program like Social Security that helped drive us out of The Great Depression has devolved over generations of democratic and republican administration bickering into a federal ponzi-scheme constituting 20% of the federal budget.
If you're not this big Fox news guy, then disregard but here is my problem with these folks: The Fox network has fear mongered a portion of the population into believing there exists a socialist conspiracy to take over the world starting with a government enslaving of the american public against which they must fight to the bitter death and disagree with everything from the other side without compromise to avoid said enslavement.
I watch these shows out of my own bemusement and see as they splatter Hitler spliced Obama montages like, "hey, we got nothing constructive to offer so lets Goodwin's law it." Additionally, they project a really crappy sense of history. Let's be honest, if we set aside the atrocity that killed 6 million Jews and countless others for a moment and take a look at Hitler's domestic fiscal policy we notice that he helped resurrect the German economy from the ashes of WWI into a world super power. Therefor, unless Glen Beck thinks Obama has some elaborate genocide in mind, he's actually providing a historical compliment considering the direction our economy has taken since the secondary mortgage fallout.
It's stuff like that man, they pander to the uneducated or disenfranchised or argumentative through fear for profit and nothing else. They are divisive for the sake of being divisive and have no intention on solving anything. If problems were solved they'd have less shows and that ain't good for revenue. It's one complaint after another, one critique after another and NEVER is there a viable solution offered. There is a segment on Bill O'riely where a "body language specialist" comes in with a straight face and claims to read the mind of some democrat by looking at his posture. "That the rigid left pinky finger means he's either the anti-Christ or knows the anti-Christ." What? So when you come along and discount one of the best (self-admitted) opinion talk shows, which is actually much more "fair and balanced" really, for it's utilization of comedy (again they come right out and say it) it irks me.