Scared of the future

Remember when Obama said this, “I’ll go through bills page by page, line by line, eliminating those programs we don’t need and insisting that those that we do need operate in a sensible, cost-effective way.” I guess that is what he is doing, but found we needed more and didn’t want to eliminate any programs, except reducing our national security and defense. I really am wondering how the middle class is going to survive this presidency. What is scary is that when you look at socialism there is no middle class. Everyone is either working class or looked upon with favor by those in power.


4 thoughts on “Scared of the future

  1. djcnor says:

    You are wrong about socialism, at least the European brand of socialism. Perhaps it will ease your mind to read my posts (well referenced) on Denmark at my blog.

  2. garnette says:

    I’m sorry that you believe I am wrong about socialism. I have actually studied socialism since the 1970s, so I am familiar with it in many countries and the problems that each country has with socialism as well as communism. While some people may want the government to make decisions on their lives, I would rather be able to spend my money than hand it over to others to spend for me and make decisions for me. It does seem interesting to me that the same people who don’t want the government to make choices for them in regards to abortion seem to be the same ones who want to turn over other aspects of their lives to the government.

    In addition, I believe that one reason why socialism may seem successful in Denmark is because of the size of the population. It is much easier to provide services for a small population than it is for a larger population. For instance, in Scotland, which has a population of about 5 million, providing free college education is not the expense it is to provide it to a much larger population. Also, while Scotland provides free college education, Great Britain does not. Did you know that Scotland has a larger population of sheep than it does of humans?

    I also know that in the 1980s, China realized that their economy needed a boast so they actually began to allow their population to own small businesses, somewhat capitalist, so that they could have more money to spend. This is what made their economy stronger. This is also a short time after Nixon opened up relations with China. Note how their economy was prior to the 1970s when their strongest ally was the USSR.

  3. djcnor says:

    Actually, Great Britain does provide a college education to any who can get in. They are guaranteed grants that cover tuition and more, and at birth, each Brit is given a grant that if invested should cover their living expenses through the three years at uni. (Colleges in the UK are lesser schools, somewhere between the last two years of high school and community college). What is more, Brits don’t have to pay a cent on any loans they take out for uni until they earn more than £15,000, about the median pay in the UK.

    I have experienced both the Danish and the UK system. They are no less free than us. In fact, Denmark ranks #1 among nations in democracy and lack of corruption, while the US ranks 15th and 14th respectively. Links on my blog.

  4. djcnor says:

    And both Forbes and The Economist judged Denmark to have the best climate for business in the world. Again, these links and more on my blog.

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