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So do our resident lefties think the country will go (majority) for socialism? Bernie Sanders type socialism or maybe DiBlasio type. 


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And can you explain what is it that you understand by Eruropean type of socialism? please explain.


How about an example? .... Denmark.

 

Happiest country in the world, lots of government programs, and democratic.


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@rker321 wrote:

And can you explain what is it that you understand by Eruropean type of socialism? please explain.


How about an example? .... Denmark.

 

Happiest country in the world, lots of government programs, and democratic.


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You got it Olderscout!!!  if we had what the Europeans have, Republicans could not exist.

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@Fishslayer777 wrote:

We've all heard the news, heard the sound bytes.  The democrat party is moving further to the left politically. We all  know that... right? (pun unintended)

However ... how far left? and still able to engage and capture votes from those in the "middle'' and independents. 

 

We know minorities, students and urbanites vote democrat and rural folks and oldies vote republican primarily, but what about the suburbanites?  Those folks are from everywhere on the economic scale.  

 

Is America ready for european style socialism? 

 

 


No European Nation has Government ownership of their major industries, hence no European nation is SOCIALIST. That is a word Republicans have used to scare their base since the 1920's and you'd think the base would have caught on by now.

 

What do Europeans have that we do not?

1.  A life expectency that is INCREASING - ours is going DOWN.

2.  Affordable higher education for all their kids

3.  A food inspection that protects them from being poisoned for profit

4.  A transportation system that works

5.  A MUCH higher standard of living

6.  A much better health care system

7.  A Tax structure that SHRINKS the income gap each year

8.  A homicide rate that is 1/10th of ours

9.  An average work-week that is getting SHORTER

10. Paid sick leave

11. Paid maternity and paternity leave

12. Affordable daycare

13. A minimum of 2 weeks paid vacation

14. Retirement at or before 65

15. And the reason they have all this: NO REPUBLICANS

 

Golly gee sarge - who'd want all THAT?

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And can you explain what is it that you understand by Eruropean type of socialism? please explain.

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Most women vote democrat and the Republican Party is losing suburban  women. The GOP does itself no favors by solely caring about what old white men want. They need to realize different segments of society are just as valid as white men, yet have different needs. My county is 1/3 immigrant and they are not all liberal. The Asian and LatinX communites in particular split right down the middle, but they vote Democrat because they aren’t, as immigrants or as relatives of immigrants, welcome in the GOP right now.  It would do the entire country some good if people of color, women, and LGBTQ folks were welcomed into the GOP.  You’d find policies moving back to the center.  

 

The GOP is losing the suburbs already. https://slate.com/business/2018/11/suburban-republicans-are-officially-a-thing-of-the-past.html

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We've all heard the news, heard the sound bytes.  The democrat party is moving further to the left politically. We all  know that... right? (pun unintended)

However ... how far left? and still able to engage and capture votes from those in the "middle'' and independents. 

 

We know minorities, students and urbanites vote democrat and rural folks and oldies vote republican primarily, but what about the suburbanites?  Those folks are from everywhere on the economic scale.  

 

Is America ready for european style socialism? 

 

 


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