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When the Republicans support redistribution of wealth (socialism) Options
philips daughter
Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 11:45:48 AM

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How is giving tax breaks to the wealthy and giving subsidies to wealthy landowners (farmers) not socialism in it’s worst form?
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Posted: Thursday, May 16, 2019 4:22:16 PM

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socialism n
1. (Economics) an economic theory or system in which the means of production, distribution, and exchange are owned by the community collectively, usually through the state. It is characterised by production for use rather than profit, by equality of individual wealth, by the absence of competitive economic activity, and, usually, by government determination of investment, prices, and production levels.
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) any of various social or political theories or movements in which the common welfare is to be achieved through the establishment of a socialist economic system


Giving tax breaks to the wealthy and giving subsidies to wealthy landowners does not promote equality of wealth and does not help the common welfare of the people. It means less is owned by the community in general. It's the exact opposite of socialism.

It's not even "free trade" in which those with the best product make the most profit.

It's nearest to plutocracy.

plutocracy n, pl -cies
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the rule or control of society by the wealthy
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a state or government characterized by the rule of the wealthy
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a class that exercises power by virtue of its wealth


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