Monday, July 06, 2015

No path to socialism for America, but we can dream

By Richard Barry

When will this "road to serfdom" nonesense end? Probably never. Republicans love it too much, along with the claim that America is becoming just like Europe, and not in a good way.

The latest is Bobby Jindal, another GOP presidential hopeful with absolutely no reason for hope. On a radio program in New York on Sunday Jindal accused President Obama and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton of dragging America to socialism.
“I’m running [for president] because I want to stop President Obama and Secretary Clinton from turning the American dream into the European nightmare . . . We are on the path towards socialism. It’s not too late but the hour is late.”

Oh, please. You are not on the path to socialism, and I say that as someone who wishes you were. Americans can't even wrap their heads around the need for a single-layer-health-system like so many other civilized countries.

The hour is indeed late, but not in the way Jindal thinks.

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  • As I recall, single-payer is popular among the people. It is, as Hillary Clinton apparently noted back in 1993, a question that we just can't upset the insurance companies because... Freedom!

    Jindal is living in the past with regard to his rhetoric. It worked when there was the Soviet Union. But no reasonable person thinks that a slippery slope to Finland is a bad thing.

    By Blogger Frank Moraes, at 1:31 PM  

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