Here's what Republicans and billionaires really mean when they talk about 'freedom'

Thom plus logo America is having a heated debate about the meaning of the word socialism. We'd be better served if, instead, we were debating the meaning of freedom.

The Oregonian reported last week that fully 156,000 families are on the edge of homelessness in our small-population state. Every one of those households is now paying more than 50 percent of its monthly income on rent, and none of them has any savings; one medical bill, major car repair or job loss, and they're on the streets.

While socialism may or may not solve their problem, the more pressing issue we have is an entire political party and a huge sector of the billionaire class who see homelessness not as a problem, but as a symptom of a "free" society.

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-Thom

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Cathybeck 30 weeks 1 day ago
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I just returned from Rwanda and you should revisit the genocide in that country that happened especially in 1994. The people were brainwashed by radio and schools that the Hutus should be very afraid of the Tutsis as they were going to steal everything, they were snakes and cockroaches amongst a whole orchestrated brainwashing program that resulted in one million Tutsis being eradicated methodically in 100 days. I tell people here as I can it happening with this us versus them mentality being fomentied in our media today. People need to wake up! It can happen here

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