"Half of Democrats now say that government should be 'primarily responsible' for the overall economy."
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01/07/2020, 12:16:34

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Animated chart shows impact of once-rich nation's sharp left turn

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Published January 6, 2020 at 8:22pm

An animated chart by economist Mark Perry illustrates the dramatic decline in Venezuela's once oil-rich economy under the "democratic socialist" revolution initiated by the late Hugo Chavez and continued under his right-hand man, Nicholas Maduro.

Perry points out in a blog post highlighted by Issues & Insights that Venezuela consistently ranked in the top tier among Latin American countries in the 1980s and was No. 4 when Chavez took office in 1999.

It rose to No. 2 during Chavez's early years.

But it's now at the very bottom. At $2,548, Venezuela’s per-capital GDP is about a third of South America's average of $7,866.

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Perry, on his Carpe Diem blog, wrote that the "initial, temporary success of democratic socialism in Venezuela that was predictably followed by the precipitous economic decline illustrated in the visualization above provides a cautionary tale for those today in America who are attracted to the socialism being repackaged as 'democratic socialism' and peddled by Bernie Sanders and AOC."

Issues & Insights pointed to a recent Gallup poll finding 70% of Democrats say socialism is "a good thing."

That's up from 57% a year ago, which was the first time more than half of Democrats embraced socialism.

Half of Democrats now say that government should be "primarily responsible" for the overall economy, according to Gallup.

Seventy percent say it should be primarily responsible for health care. Nearly two–thirds want higher education to be primarily the responsibility of the government.

And most favor nationalizing the health insurance industry, which would effectively nationalize health care itself.





LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE

Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.





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(Anyone care to translate?)
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01/07/2020, 20:59:22

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LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE

Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.





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Anti-conservatism is largely a one-note symphony.
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Posted by: LateForLunch ®

01/08/2020, 12:24:35

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For dull-witted people, anything that is the opposite of what they perceive as "bad" (i.e., conservatism) is ergo, good. Therefore, since leftists and other anti-conservative fanatics identify capitalism as "bad" they automatically assume that what they perceive to be the opposite of capitalism (socialism) is therefore "good". 

The lack of sophistication in the general population (especially with leftists) is perilous. Making grotesque assumptions concerning important matters, such as the best economic system for the world, is horribly, lethally dangerous. 

I'm willing to bet that if there is an advanced extraterrestrial civilization out there which has overcome their worst challenges in regard to culture, they will have accomplished it by a "zero tolerance for cacogens in leadership" policy. 

Imagine the horror of all of the ACFs if upon contacting a "superior" alien culture, when asked how they got through their tumultuous age, the Prosperity Paradox, the Leadership Paradox, the cacogen crisis in general respond, "REUAGE!!" 






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Actually, there is a one-word translation: socialism. They didn't use that word, but the quoted phrase means the same thing - centralized, planned economy.
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01/08/2020, 12:40:35

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LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE

Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.



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