The G.O.P. is launching a series of attacks on the President’s health care reform plan by labeling it as “socialist”.
This begs a few questions!
First: What is so implicitly evil about socialism? Have G.O.P. members never read any history – and therefore do they not understand that there have been versions of democratic socialism in western Europe which have been hugely successful.
Second: When Republican administrations bail out failed Saving and Loans, or failed Banks, why is this called “prudent business” and not “socialism”?
Third: Would every honest and fair minded Republican please henceforth refuse to receive Social Security or Medicare health benefits. If Republicans are so opposed to “socialism” it seems fair to ask that they refuse to benefit from these “socialistic programs”.