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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

obama modern day robin hood or communist ?

his plan to share the wealth to some borders on some form of socialism or communism . some poorer people might be interested in the plan but in a capitalist country it seems oddly out of place .

what are your thoughs on this ?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    If you want to define socialism (incorrectly) as "spreading the wealth," so be it - but by that definition you’re also calling Warren Buffett, Ronald Reagan, John McCain, and Sarah Palin socialists as well.

    Why?

    - Warren Buffett has come out publicly in support of Obama.

    - Ronald Reagan expanded the Earned Income Tax Credit (the single most wealth-redistributive policy in the history of our tax code); also, the highest tax bracket under Reagan was 50% - the highest bracket in Obama’s proposed plan is 39.6%.

    - John McCain has publicly supported the EXACT same tax policy that he is NOW calling "socialist." Don't believe me? See for yourself:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kYsF1MerAY

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    - Sarah Palin imposed a windfall profits TAX on oil companies in Alaska, and cut a $1,200 check to every Alaskan with the proceeds. If that's not "SPREADING THE WEALTH," I don't know what is.

    John McCain is depending on the ignorance and intellectual laziness of the American people. Without it, he doesn't stand a chance.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Of course Democracy in a way resembles Communism. They both consider the majority over the minority, that is why the United States is a Constitutional Republic. If it ever was a pure Democracy we would ALL be in a whole world of hurt just as bad as in a Communistic society. Look it up if you do not believe me. I got the Truth on my side.

    Now onto the question.

    Socialism is the beginning of Communism, what happens is that people start wanting everyone to be equal in terms of wealth (Socialism) which when people start realizing that they have no Incentive to actually work because they get no reward other than a pat on the back and a gold star for trying, they learn real quick that there is no reason to try. If there is no personal possessions, i.e. home, vehicle, business, real estate and the government owns everything in order to make everyone equal then people stop caring because there is no reason to care in the first place. It becomes " Why should I care so much, my neighbor doesn't care and he gets the exact same rewards as I do so why should I work my tail off for the same thing".

    When this mentality is recognized by the government and by history is an inevitability, then they start enacting more and more control and eventually we are in fact a Communistic society.

    See, Communism will NEVER ever work because it is based on a made up form of idealism.

    History has PROVEN that humans will always have free thought, it is because of this that we will never completely agree on one thing. Because of free thought we will always be willing to kill and die for what we believe in. That is why we will ALWAYS be at War with each other. Communism and socialism tries to negate our free thought and that will never ever be accomplished. As long as we understand our basic instincts as humans and act in accordance with them and understand them we will be able to coexist with the most amount of Freedoms and the least amount of violence.

    Ever wonder how our Country became so magnificent and Free in such a short period of time?? The Truth is there my friend, all you have to do is search for it. Unfortunately many people do not like the truth, many people cannot handle it.

    Good luck, and may all of us understand what the United States represents.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    to see if hes a communist you have to see and who his friends are, and how many of them are in jail now or in court. and his mentor frank marshal davis who is a communist and pedophile who fled america after he took care of obama for 7 years, he worked for acorn as a commity organizer and lawyer there under investigation in 11 states for voter fraud right now. forget about joe the plumber and income tax,

    look at obamas tax increases for business,. they don't pay those taxes, we do when we purchase these items. a extra 10+% for sales tax would just be great,

    theres nothing robin hood about obama, he talks about change and never gives a straight answer, always pointing fingers at somene else. talk about spin and wag the dog.

    you are the company that you keep

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  • client
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    3 years ago

    Even WORSE Robbin from the subsequent era! Neat plan nevertheless TAX the wealthy (Who will bypass the loss down interior the direction of the device) and Obama additionally plans to chop back money to medical doctors and Hospitals. He needs to close down the secure nuclear waste internet site in Nevada. (plenty for decision capability) i will not often wait for surgical treatment achieved by ability of my "minimum salary" well-being practitioner in a well-being facility which won't have the capacity to manage to pay for cleansing components and disinfectants. *extra Bonuses - Donald Trump is thinking submitting financial disaster back and could be eligible for "Bailout money" Vegas already has asked them and bill Gates (Microsoft) might declare huge losses and likewise get investment.

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  • 1 decade ago

    i think he is modern day robin hood...i like his plans to help the poorer people but, i don't exactly agree with his means of doing it. it's nice to help the less fortunate but should people have to pay more taxes, only because they were successful and made their dreams real? i don't really know???? it's confusing..lol

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Obama is a clone of Hugo Chavez ! Would you consider Chavez a Robin Hood or a communist? Consider please, that Chavez is desperately trying to get his own coalition of marxists together, including Russia, to counter the US influence around the world.

    Do you honestly believe that Obama is enough of a loyal American and patriot to counter these measures, or will he find a way to buy into this attempt to weaken US influence abroad ?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Robin Hood actually took back the goods stolen from the pesants and returned their own property back to them. He was not a thief. He did not "steal" from the wealthy, as obama wants to do, to give to someone else of his choosing.

    Do you understand the difference? If someone stole your car, and someone else returned your car to you, that would be the Robin Hood equivalent. If I steal your car, and give it to some guy living under a bridge so he could sleep better, that would be obama.

    McCain/Palin '08

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  • 1 decade ago

    Don't you McCain supporters have anything else to say? all I hear on these boards are ignorant, stupid, racist questions. Read books on Socialism and communism and you will be surprised how much it resembles democracy in some ways. If you know how to read, utilize it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    robin hood was a socialist, also be aware of the differences in socialism(economic) vs communism (political)

    VOTE BOB BARR!!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well since Bush & Paulson just enacted some of the largest Socialist programs in US history with the bail out/nationalization of US businesses I don't think he can do much better/worse than that.

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