"Corporate Socialist" is a more Resonant Term for Today's Right than "Fascist"

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This is what today's so-called conservative right amounts to. They believe in socialism (essentlally, a safety net) BUT ONLY for the ultra wealthy and giant corporations. The rest of the less fortunate must fend for themselves in a hopelessly rigged market with no safety net and no leverage whatsoever.

The "socialism" label is MUCH more resonant than the "fascist" one is today, in my view.

The term "fascist" has these days come to mean merely "authoritarian" and is rarely understood as "the merging of corporations and government" (as it was originally defined)

The term socialist has been brought up so much by the right to slander Obama that it would be a clever and accurate way to use it effectively against them.

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Privatize the profits, socialize the losses is the one I like using when dealing with ditto head cons. The comment speaks for itself and even the most hard headed cons have no problem understanding it. Wall Street and its thieves are a great example.

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The supreme court is teetering on becoming little more than a rubber stamp for a truly undemocratic corporatocracy. While it is unclear whether or not Obama will or can reverse this trend, Romney would clearly accellerate it.

I also agree that Obama has sadly led largely from the center-right. Ironically, this fact is his main political liability. His ridiculus insistence on deficit reduction in these economic times (taking cues from the braying right's distraction campaign, of all places) is THE MAIN REASON the economy has not recovered as fast as it could have. And yet, as tepid a liberal as he has been, the forces of absolute corporate fascism (or corporate socialism) are obsessed with and spending like gangbusters to get him out. This is a significant fact. If Obama was just like them, they would just let him stay in office. Why are they so eager to get Romney in? Because their plans are MUCH MUCH worse than Obama would tolerate. Qualitiately worse. Extremely dangerous. Fukushima dangerous. Remember, Romney's got the perfect, vacant hand for the Presidential pen that Grover Norquist wants to use to sign the "Drown America in a bathtub Act" of 2013.

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Under Republican rule we ALWAYS borrow and spend MORE than we do under Democratic rule. It turns out that socialism for the wealthy alone costs a lot more than democractic socialism. But the Democrats are the borrow and spenders in this comparison? Ah the power of the big lie and it's multi-billion-dollar propaganda campaign! This horrible corporate socialist machine couldn't dream of a better tool than Romney to head it up. A complete Zero with no morals who will say and do anything he's ordered to do by the corporate-socialist right. Too bad he always looks like he's mid-turd. The one glitch in the plan.

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A review of Take the Rich Off Welfare

Take the Rich Off WelfareNew, Expanded EditionMark Zepezauer

Pages: 160
ISBN: 0-89608-706-9
Format: paper
Release Date: 2004-04-15
This book is also available in cloth

Purchase for $15.00

Synopsis More InformationAbout The AuthorWhat's Related?Description of Take the Rich Off Welfare.

Acclaimed author Mark Zepezauer exposes who's who on the government dole, how much they're raking in, and how they get away with their scams.

Take the Rich off Welfare shows how politicians and their bedfellows play Three Card Monte with our money and our future … how programs that were intended for broad public good have been warped to benefit only the rich … how politicians manipulate the tax code to hide their graft from oversight.

This greatly expanded edition of the popular 1996 original has all the details on skyrocketing taxpayers' subsidies for corporations and the wealthy. Budget doubletalk fogs the reality of the people's wealth being sucked into a black hole while privileged pockets bulge.

A prolific writer of humorous, incisive analyses of government policy and its fallout, Zepezauer teaches us how to expose this chicanery. To the rallying cry of so-called fiscal conservatives who claim that government must shrink, Zepezauer offers an easy answer. Shrink you!

The roi for lobbying is about 4000%. Buy a congressman on the right committee, and you get the keys to the vault.

Then the biggest con, if you deny them their welfare you are punishing success! Brilliant, and sick.

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Our kids are counting on us to reverse austerity.

According to UNICEF, even in the world's richest countires, children remain “the most enduring victims” of the recession. In the last six years, 2.6 million more kids have fallen below the poverty line, and more than half of them live right here in the United States.

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