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Offline TomSea

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Hey, Democrats, I've lived in a socialist country with income 'equality' and it was miserable
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The Democratic Party’s lurch to socialism led to a presidential rebuke at the State of the Union on Tuesday night. From Sen. Bernie Sanders’s call for “Medicare-for-all,” to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s proposal of a “Green New Deal,” to Democratic presidential hopefuls’ hankering for stiff tax hikes, prominent members of the Democratic Party seem unwilling to miss any opportunity to advocate for greater government control of the economy.

Yet as Democrats justify grandiose proposals by decrying income inequality, many of us who immigrated to the United States from socialist countries see great irony. After all, unending income equality is what drove us to leave our native lands in the first place.

My family left post-Mao Communist China in the mid-1980s precisely because there was so much equality to go around. As a child, I lived in Guangzhou, the third largest city in China. Everyone in my city was equal in having no running hot water, no modern toilet facilities, no refrigerator, no washer, no dryer, and no color television.

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Well... that's exactly what socialism (communism w/a smiley face) is.   Everyone except the ultra elites (leaders of the party) are made equally miserable by big Government.  And with equal pay, where is the incentive to learn, grow, get better, move up the ladder, get a promotion, come up with new ideas to help the company you work for, etc., etc.   There IS no incentive.  Big G has removed all incentive.  It's just another form of slavery where the peons are all slaving away to feed the elitists in control.

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Time for unity in America! (better late than never)

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These real world people like Ying Ma, and Maria Elvira Salazar will need to step forward and enter politics, to counter AOC, and to do the job that "conservatives" and Republicans seem too gun shy to do.

Trump alone spoke out. Where are Cruz and Rubio on this issue? Too politically risk-averse, to speak out and speak up?

And in truth NOT all "liberals" are so far left as AOC. Perhaps Manchin, Schultz and Bloomberg will perform this important role.

Excellent examples exist, in South-North Korea, West-East Germany, etc.

Shortly after the Berlin Wall fell, unification meant former East Germans were able to go to work for major successful West German concerns. BUT they had often lost their work ethic during decades of communism.

However now BMW builds many vehicles in a plant in (former East) Leipzig.

My point it it is the system which is deficient, not the people.

Sign up these two gals, btw. 

"God must love the common man, he made so many of them.�  Abe Lincoln

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