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Medicaid Cuts May Force Retirees Out of Nursing Homes - The New York Times
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Only the tip of the iceberg kiddo. By the time they are done with the new and improved trumpcare, the long term impact will ripple for years to come.
There are just so many things I could reply at this point. Probably the most important book I have and will read this year is On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder. I highly recommend it.
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana
Millennials I talk to can't explain socialism, but yet they want it. Others don't have a clue about history prior to WWII let alone WWI.
Socialism has more than one acceptable definition. Many equate it with communism which is both political and economic. While it can be a step towards communism it can also be an end point. It can be only an economic system--socialist economic system with a democratic political system. Most socialist ideals today are economic, not political. Systems change. Just because a system was one way in the past does not say it can't grow into a better system. Modern socialism at its core is a decent idea.
Millennials might not know about socialism, but they do see other developed countries provide their citizens a lot more for the money they take in on taxes. We pay so much for military that we can't even keep up our infrastructure, let alone modernize it.
I like Canadians and Canada. Sadly, I hear they're building a wall along the border with the US....
I have often felt that it is those who remember, and insist on re-living, the past that are condemned, or condem us to relive it. Surely the folks who have kept us mired down in the Middle East have not forgotten Vietnam? Or have not forgotten the Russian experience in Afghanistan?
"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism. But, under the name of 'liberalism,' they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened."
- Norman Thomas, former U.S. Socialist Presidential Candidate
Too bad he was wrong. Of course now that "liberal" is almost as nasty a word as one can be called this probably will not occur. Thomas was also a Presbyterian minister and might have thought that America might unknowingly become a Christian country some day.
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