Which American politician will win “free stuff” 2020?

Posted by  $  Solver 2 months, 2 weeks ago to Economics
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Presidential Candidates promise expensive new programs, yet evade the price tags. So John Stossel’s team looks at reality and add up the costs of all their “free stuff.”

So which politician would turn the economy of the United States into the economy of Venezuela in the shortest amount of time?

https://youtu.be/G5odA8Gsmzs


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  • Posted by Lucky 2 months, 1 week ago
    This is a global problem. A sort of race to the bottom.
    Some related quotes:

    Thomas Sowell

    1. “It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors,
    hospitals, and medications somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors,
    hospitals, medications and a government bureaucracy.”

    2. “If you have been voting for politicians who promise to give you goodies at
    someone else’s expense, then you have no right to complain when they take your
    money and give it to someone else.”


    Margaret Thatcher

    1. “The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.”

    2. "In the end, the real case against Socialism is not its economic inefficiency, though on all sides there is evidence of that. Much more fundamental is its basic immorality."
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    • Posted by  $  exceller 2 months, 1 week ago
      Maggy's 2nd quote goes to the core.

      Immorality is the number one feature of socialism/communism.

      Immorality of the leaders to the level it is difficult to fathom for decent people.

      Most people are unable to grasp the level of corruption and refuse to believe that there are some who is lacking a moral compass.

      Take Soros for example. His level of immorality is in the stratosphere, but he surrounds himself with lies and he goes down as a "philanthrope".
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    • Posted by  $  2 months, 1 week ago
      “This is a global problem. A sort of race to the bottom.”

      Totally agree. Changed the topic title slightly. Trying to calculate all the “free stuff” costs for all the politicians across the whole planet would take over 12 years.
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  • Posted by DrZarkov99 2 months, 1 week ago
    Churchill said
    1. Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

    2. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
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    • Posted by lrshultis 2 months, 1 week ago
      Being a religious term, "blessings" has nothing to do with Capitalism. Capitalists create and do not expect God to mess with individuals by sharing what God does not own. You get what you earn.
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      • Posted by  $  2 months, 1 week ago
        How about,
        The inherent vice of capitalism is the voluntary trading of created value; the inherent virtue of socialism is the forceful sharing of dwindling resources.
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        • Posted by lrshultis 2 months, 1 week ago
          The first would be best as "the inherent virtue of capitalism is the voluntary trading of created wealth". Moral behavior, i.e., by choice, can be immoral if it requires the start of the use of force in the behavior and needs rational thought to correct. That which does not require the making of a choice is amoral and can not be a virtual or a vice. Most of reality is amoral in that its not having consciousness so it cannot choose and thus works automatically.
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          • Posted by  $  2 months, 1 week ago
            Just goes to show that way too many people have these morals completely backwards, ie:
            Voluntary trade is a vice. (Freedom of choice)
            Forced sharing is a virtue. (Freedom from choice)
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  • Posted by  $  25n56il4 2 months, 1 week ago
    Watching the debate with Biden and Company I learned an interesting thing. They all and I repeat all, have a Healthcare plan. Why don't they put their ideas together and try to come up with one workable plan. OH, I am so stupid. They'd have to agree on something.
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  • Posted by  $  allosaur 2 months, 1 week ago
    Watching that video, me dino imagined all the clowns on that stage dancing and tossing oodles of one hundred dollar bills all over the place with Bolshevik Bernie screaming, "It's all free! Free! Free as can be!"
    Yeah, let's not worry about taking other people's money. After all, cash money is just paper run off printing presses. It will all work out for everybody when the government finally gets to pay all of us plus all the illegals streaming across our open borders all the money we need in compensatory exchange for ALL, ALL, ALL of us occupying breathing space. Not to mention free add-ons like a college education and no longer choking on fossil fuel emissions mixed with cow flatulence.
    Oh, oh, what a wonderful world it will be!
    https://www.usdebtclock.org/
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