Obama is no more socialist than most Republicans if they can be honest about it

“Obama is a socialist,” the Republicans scream. Problem is, we all are, to one degree or another. So was Jesus.

 Talking to a “conservative” friend who is appalled that there are “socialists” in Congress. He asked me if that bothered me.  I thought for a minute, then though of all the socialist type things we have and that everyone likes, and said, “no, it doesn’t bother me.”

I told his that he liked some of them also,  He said name on.  I said Social Security. He said he expected more, so I found listings and added some of my own, which are below.

The biggest is social security.  Nothing but a scheme to redistribute the wealth.

How many of you died-in-the-wool conservatives will accept that payment?

Look over the list and see which ones are too socialist for your tastes.  And try not to leave only those benefitting yourself personally.

This country is a mixture of socialist and capitalistic and other ideals that are constantly tugging at each other.  That is why it works.

Government Worker Programs
Civil Service Retirement Systems
Federal Employee Retirement Systems
Railroad Retirement System

Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Programs
Public Housing
Rental Vouchers & Certificates
Section 8 Housing Vouchers
Shelter Plus Care
Single Room Occupancy
Low Income Home Energy Assistance

Social Security Programs
Social Security (OASDI)
Unemployment Insurance
Temporary Disability Insurance
Medicare
Medicaid
Medicare Prescription Drug Plan

Welfare Programs
Supplemental Security Income
Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
Food Stamp Program
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
National School Lunch Program
School Breakfast Program

Programs That Threaten Liberties in General
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Import Tariffs (protects businesses)

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Farm Subsidies / Crop support programs (mostly received by large corporations)

Government oversight of monopolies and oligopolies like utilities

Consumer protection agencies, including usury and banking laws

Pell Grants – allows poor people to get educated – how dare they?

Federal Housing Authority – helps people buy homes.

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Department of Labor / minimum wage

Americans with Disabilities Act

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