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Trump: ‘America Will Never Be a Socialist Country’ - Do You Share Trump’s Hope?
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  • Cathy
    Voted Maybe
    02/07/2019
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    America is already partially socialist. We have public schools, fire and police protection, social security, Medicare, Medicaid, subsidies for farmers, oil companies, banks, other big businesses, housing, and numerous other social programs too numerous to list that are paid for by taxes. All of these programs are designed to support and assist Americans in good ways, making education and living more affordable. While our society is based on entrepreneurship and capitalism, which is essentially dog eat dog world where primarily the strongest survive, it is balanced by our humanity as a people. What makes us a Democracy is that all these programs, paid with our taxes, exist through representation in the Congress. That is the essence of our Democracy. Trump’s statement during his SOTU address shows his total ignorance of our complicated society. While I doubt that we would ever become a totally Socialistic society, I do believe that we cannot allow ourselves to watch a small wealthy elite control elections by their donations and media manipulation for candidates of their choice. In addition, the wealth gap in this nation is out of control. How rich does one need to be and why is it necessary to

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