jimjam wrote:You got your payoff from Obese Donald and know this well
No doubt your tax bonanza from Don The Con has trickled down by now as you "do for your country"
I pay more in taxes. The Republican bill limited SALT deductions. I'll probably move out of California in the next year or so. I was born here, raised here, and lived most of my life here. However, I'm pretty much done with the taxes and the leftist government.
XogGyux wrote:Social security is insurance.
It's a pay-as-you-go wealth transfer. It is not insurance or a retirement account. There is no money backing it up. It can be cancelled at any time. A lot of people think it's like a policy or a contract. Legally, it is not at all.
Godstud wrote:I am talking about successful Democratic Socialist countries.
So you are saying that Myanmar, North Korea and Zimbabwe aren't successful? What about Cuba? All the Nordic countries are capitalist. The means of production is privately held and for profit.
Godstud wrote:I am not posting just to make you feel better about your racist stupidity.
Hey, I'm not the one posting the whitest countries on Earth as a model for everyone else. That's you. Hasn't it occurred to you that maybe they just have white privilege?
In the case of Norway, they have a sovereign wealth fund with receipts from North Sea oil.Economy of Norway
The oil and gas industries play a dominant role in the Norwegian economy, providing a source of finance for the Norwegian welfare state through direct ownership of oil fields, dividends from its shares in Equinor, and licensure fees and taxes. The oil and gas industry is Norway's largest in terms of government revenue and value-added. The organization of this sector is designed to ensure the exploration, development and extraction of petroleum resources result in public value creation for the entire society through a mixture of taxation, licensing and direct state ownership through a system called the State’s Direct Financial Interest (SDFI). The SDFI was established in 1985 and represents state-owned holdings in a number of oil and gas fields, pipelines and onshore facilities as well as 67% of the shares in Equinor. Government revenues from the petroleum industry are transferred to the Government Pension Fund of Norway Global in a structure that forbids the government from accessing the fund for public spending; only income generated by the funds' capital can be used for government spending.The North Sea oil is crucial to Danish welfareHow Norway's huge oil reserves benefit all its citizens
Godstud wrote:You don't know shit about Socialism, and that's blatantly evident. Socialist policies are those that benefit everyone.
That sounds like egalitarianism, not socialism. Socialism is the dictatorship of the proletariat, the means of production owned by the workers.
Godstud wrote:I am mentioning Democratic Socialist systems that work in cooperation with Capitalism.
Welfare states. That's what I said.
"Unlike the African-American community, with notable exceptions, the Latino community is an incredibly diverse community with incredibly different attitudes about different things. "
-- Joe Biden