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Only 53% of American Adults Believe Capitalism is Better Than Socialism

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    Since the resident righties have already vouched for the unimpeachable accuracy of Rasmussen, I'm interested to hear their interpretation of this.

    Rasmussen Reports: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere

     
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    P.S. by "righties" I mean those members on this board who I disagree with but who are capable of adult conversation, so Libbies_as_usual and Mr. "Aunt Zucchini Jug Ears I'm drunk" can save the troll job, I won't be responding to you.
     
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    You're asking the same people that keep electing crooked congres people what they believe. :confused::confused::confused:
     
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    It would seem self evident that many believe socialism is better than capitalism. THey elected a socialist President, and a congress where mony (if not most) of the representatives are socialist.


    This suprises you?

    It does demonstrate that if libs control the education system, for long enough, they can convince the majority of people that you can get something for nothing.
     
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    I saw this a few weeks ago. It's not really surprising to me. I think also that it helps the socialism side that this poll was likely (not sure though) taken during an economic crisis that was widely reported and focused on by the media. I'm not saying they created it, but we all know they used it as much as they could to get fear ratings, as they did with terrorism. It was on tv, people were worried about losing their jobs, wondering what they were going to do to pay the bills, etc. So I think in times like these its easier for people to say that socialism is better because they are questioning the capitalist system. A grass is greener-type deal. I think as the world moves that way public opinion will slowly shift that way as well, but the economic crisis definitely gave it a bump. If the same poll was taken during an economic boom, the results would probably be pretty different.
     
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    that's what happens when you do a poll on a street corner in berkeley
     
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    Yeah, to show some sort of trend it would really need to have been a much higher spread. This is just a reaction to the business climate.
     
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    Do other socialist states have,
    Civil Liberties Unions
    Constituional Rights
    Miranda Rights
    Freedom Of Speech
    Right To bear Arms
    Rights To Sue Police
    Search Warrants
    Do any of the "Blame America" crowd really believe that a Socialist Dictator would allow those above mentioned things to exist, do the "Obama Groupies" among you really believe that a Socialist Government would allow a Jon Stewart or a Sean Penn to freely speak their mind.

    For those that want Socialism you may get your wish America is slowly but steadily becoming a "third world sh!t hole" and when we arrive, when your dictator is finally running the show you will discover that all the freedoms you enjoy today will be gone (no more search warrants)

    When socialism arrives I will be Shot for calling the Dictator "Jug Ears"
     
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    They only had 1,000 people participate so the poll doesn't hole the BS test with such a small cross section of people asked.

    Rasmussen Reports: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere
     
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    There are plenty of other things they would shoot you for that you posted here besides that...
     
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    The popularization of communism (not totalitarianism or authoritarianism for the right-wingers who are easily confused) came as a by-product of a laissez-faire business climate too. A lot of that thinking eventually informed the economic policies that gave America its middle class. If the business climate persists, the thinking will persist.
     
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    Neither Obama or the vast majority of congress are socialists. I really wish this ignorance/obstinance would stop.
     
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    But they're Muslims in disguise.
     
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    NAtionalize the auto industry and medicine, what the heck do you think they are then?
     
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    Strange how this same source tells us that the vast majority of Americans want a SMALLER government with fewer services and less taxes. AND...those wanting SMALLER gov't has actually INCREASED! :rolleyes:

    "A solid majority of voters (62%) continue to prefer a government that offers fewer services in exchange for lower taxes. Twenty-eight percent (28%) want more services even if it means higher taxes.

    In previous surveys, those who say they favor lower taxes and fewer services have ranged from the high 50s to the mid-60s. Those who want more services and higher taxes have run from 24% to 31%."

    Rasmussen Reports: The Most Comprehensive Public Opinion Data Anywhere
     
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    A Saul Alinsky fan...:rolleyes:
     
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    Except I don't even know who the guy is. :rolleyes:
     
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    But you have been taught his methods... leftie profs perhaps????
     
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    I wouldn't be suprised if a fair amount of the people asked about socialism/capitalism believe that socialism is the belief that you should go out and have fun on the weekends
     

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