Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 week ago

What's so bad about socialism?

133 Answers

  • Ann
    Lv 6
    5 days ago

    hmmmm....the worst part about it is that is DOESN'T WORK. It bankrupts countries as we've seen with Greece. The rich, who pay the most in taxes, leave. The poor, who benefit the most, don't pay taxes. The middle class collapses under the weight of the taxes they pay because they can't hold up the weight of the entire country. Eventually, they end up out of work because their companies are either big corporations, that leave, or their smaller companies go out of business under the weight of their taxes. So, more people end up needing state services than are paying for those services and keeping the state going. 

    It IS true that socialized medicine is the worst. My sil from Canada developed leukemia and was in the hospital being treated within 6 weeks of developing it. If she had gone back to Canada, she would have had to wait for 6 months to be treated and she'd be dead. Much like my friend's father in Scotland. He had an infection in his foot. Went to the clinic. The put him on the hospital list and told him to keep coming to the clinic. It took months for him to get into the hospital and the infection got worse and worse. He died in the hospital walking around in the hallways. His body was discovered. They have never explained what he died from.

  • Denis
    Lv 5
    5 days ago

    Socialism is a scare word they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years.

    Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security.

    Socialism is what they called farm price supports.

    Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance.

    Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations.

    Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.

    When the Republican candidate inscribes the slogan "Down With Socialism" on the banner of his "great crusade," that is really not what he means at all.

    What he really means is, "Down with Progress--down with Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal," and "down with Harry Truman's fair Deal." That is what he means.

    (Harry S. Truman - October 10, 1952)

  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    Countries with socialized healthcare have the worst quality of care. You are 2x more likely to die from a disease in England (which has socialized healthcare) than in the US because we don't have socialized healthcare. Less socialized healthcare means more people paying more money for the care which means BETTER CARE! In the US we have some of the best care in the world but it is just expensive. In England it can take 4-6 weeks to book an appointment for an MRI..... Iwould rather pay the $260 copay but have it today... I understand people want everything to be free but nothing is free. Taxes will increase which will cause more and more to be unable to pay taxes which will cause massive issues. Businesses will leave the country bc they dont want to pay taxes. People will lose their jobs and business because they cant afford it. Prices of everyday products like gas and coffee and other **** will be like $8 for gas and $15 for a dunkin coffee.People will go poor.

  • Anonymous
    5 days ago

    It could only benefit the poor. It would only cost the elite a little fraction of their obscene wealth, to purchase the stability. Places like Switzerland and Norway, Germany and Iceland, have benefitted from some sharing of the collective wealth. It requires a certain banality of the spirit to enjoy seeing your fellow creatures in abject poverty whiles ye stuffs your faces on caviare.

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  • 6 days ago

    You mean like Social Security, public roads, public parks, etc? Nothing as far as I can tell

  • 6 days ago

    Socialism, in a country where a large number of people are on welfare and depend on the government for a paycheck, will be devastating.  The few hard workers can't support the hoards of lazy and eventually everything falls apart because those few really hard workers decide to join the lazy and we all have nothing.  You can't spread the wealth if everyone is broke.  And I always wondered about the people at the top who really want to spread the wealth when they have more money than anyone and refuse to share it.  Mind blowing!

  • Rick
    Lv 6
    6 days ago

    it can be corrupted easily ..................................

  • 6 days ago

    When they run out of your money, they take you car, then your house, then give you a job @ $15 per month, and a tiny apartment within walking distance. "You don't need no stinkin' car!" Socialism eventually turns into Communism. Just look at Venezuela 20 years ago, and compare it with today. (THAT'S was a Dominion controlled vote too!)

  • 1 week ago

    Not a lot really.  The main flaw with some socialism is that it isn't very Green, but on the whole it's simply the one rational way to run society.  The only reason we don't realise this is that the whole of society is biassed towards capitalism, e.g. the media, education and so on.  It's like the world is being run by flat earthers and creationists.

  • 1 week ago

    America is both.  People like to say America is purely capitalist. that's not true. we have  Social Security, Fafsa, Energy Assistance, TSA, SNAP program, Disablity, 911 fund, Hospitals, ACA act, Medicaid, Medicare, and other programs.  That's not a bad thing. It's a great thing. America provides a safety net (although a very thin safety net, but a saftey net nonetheless).  People don't like socalism because it's expensive and they find it unfair.  I.e. I studied and I got an A, but for socialism: Every one gets an A so why should i strive to do better? and Americans are very indivualised. that's the problem (some) people have with everyone

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