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DAVIDSON: Socialism, by Any Other Name, Would Smell as Sour

Socialism dampens the human spirit.

Jeff Davidson

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Ask Americans, particularly young Americans, whether or not socialism is a good idea and some will say yes. When you ask why, they offer vague notions about equality. They are incorrect: Socialism relates to government control of the economy, has little to do with equality, and in any form, quickly becomes undesirable. Here are 12 compelling reasons why.

1) The redistribution aspect of socialism means that the government takes money from one person and give it to another. Elsewhere, this would be seen as theft, but governments regard it as some kind of justice.

2) Socialist policies result in higher taxes. If people are paying half or more of what they have earned, how enthusiastic will they be about working more, to benefit themselves, their organizations, or society?

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3) For socialism to be effective, a government needs to be darn near omniscient in its ability to equitably allocate the country’s wealth. At no time in history has this occurred, so why would it suddenly work now?

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4) Socialist run governments seek equality of outcomes, which is always ruinous. Eventually, all citizens are equally impoverished, dispirited, and distraught.

5) Socialism claims to offer necessities such as food, clothing, shelter, education, transportation, and healthcare for free, but it has to tax more and more from what people make.

6) Socialism is monopolistic, where legislators have the ability to increase prices, reduce the quality of goods and services, and yet remain in power because, indeed, competition doesn’t exist.

7) Socialism hampers effective medical care, as witnessed at government-run health facilities over many decades, which have resulted in more waste, long lines for patients, questionable practices, scandal, and corruption.

8) Some people believe that socialism leads to a better environment. Globally, the most restrictive and anti-free market nations are the most impoverished and polluted.

9) Socialism thwarts the ability of markets to function effectively, thus a general decline follows in what is produced, and how well it is distributed. Since socialism is contrary to the profit motive, there is no drive for improving lives or wealth creation.

10) Socialist governments grab more and more power and act contrary to the needs of its citizens. Where socialism reigns, people are discontent.
Scandinavia is No Beacon

Proponents often point to Scandinavia as a model for socialism, but their tax rates are exceedingly high. In Denmark, it is well above 50%, not merely for the rich. Scandinavia also has a value-added tax which commands 25% of everything including food. Hence, the value added tax is regressive, impacting lower income people because they’re spending a larger portion of their income.

People claim that healthcare is free in the Scandinavian countries, but it’s paid through taxes and the coverage is not as good as in the U.S. The wait times are longer and the most prosperous citizens purchase private health insurance because their public health coverage is simply inferior. Free college? Also not as advertised.

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Even larger issues linger, as to why socialism sucks:

11) Socialism dampens the human spirit, thwarts the drive towards excellence, and convinces entrepreneurs to not proceed boldly. Socialism, even ‘Democratic socialism’ if such a government actually exists, ensures that despite your brilliance, hard work, and level of calculated risk, you will not be rewarded accordingly. The government will impose limits on what you can do, where you can operate, how much you can expand, who you need to hire, and how much you can earn.

12) Socialism requires that someone make judgment calls – decides who the winners and losers are, who gets funded and who doesn’t, whose idea merits exploration and whose does not, and what’s good for the populace and what isn’t.

Capitalism Wins

In capitalism, you encounter the depravity of Cardi B, the despicable theatrics of Samantha Bee, and the degeneracy of Hunter B. Yet, capitalism is better by far than all the rest. It is the only system that has brought prosperity to legions of citizens in the countries where capitalism reigns.

Considering the breakthroughs benefitting people around the globe, such as the smartphone, the Internet, pacemakers, or Lasik surgery, what socialist society has ever spawned innovative entrepreneurs found in every state and every county in America?

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John Salvatore

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President Trump may no longer work from behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t planning something big to keep the MAGA movement alive. Here’s the latest on 45, via Washington Examiner: WEST PALM BEACH, Florida — Former President Donald Trump gave nothing away about his plans for life after the White House as he dined with friends at his golf club on Friday. “We’ll do something, but not just yet,” he told the Washington Examiner as he sat at his regular table in the Grill Room of the Trump International Golf Club. An aide to the former chief executive then swooped in and swiftly, but politely, ended the interaction. CONTINUED: Trump has let it be known that he is considering another run for the White House in 2024. Reports also suggested that he was considering setting up a new party, the Patriot Party, as a vehicle to run for office. He brought a small staff with him to Florida. They are working out of the Mar-a-Lago club as they begin to ramp up operations. Here’s some random noise from anti-Trump, anti-free speech, anti-American Twitter… https://twitter.com/realDailyWire/status/1352735841366335488 https://twitter.com/cabot_phillips/status/1352734530524729344 https://twitter.com/tomselliott/status/1352723083300401152 https://twitter.com/TwitchyTeam/status/1352752362604146689 https://twitter.com/WSJ/status/1349493316468023303

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John Salvatore

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