With the 2016 battle cry of “Stop Illegals, drugs, rapist, murders” from coming into the US drying up for lack of evidence, VP Pence has unveiled a new slogan, scare tactic; “Stop Socialism”, and for the less educated, this could work for Republican Trump and Co. in 2020.
Capitalism is defined as an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals of corporations, especially as contrasted to cooperatively or state-owned means of wealth.
Defined: the trickle down effect originated during the Ronald Reagan administration and the Trump administration whereas for corporations and companies when making more money, they will spread their wealth among their workers, more pay, better working conditions, better benefits, paying more in taxes to benefit government programs designed to help the less fortunate through tax cuts.
How’s that working for you? The recent massive corporate Trump tax has yielded a minimum of GOOD MANUFACTURING JOBS, instead corporations are buying back their stocks, increasing stock dividends; not giving some of the wealth to their workers in the form of pay increased, good for those who have stock, not so good for the working class living paycheck to paycheck.
Social programs are designed to meet needs of the American population. Federal and state programs include cash assistance, healthcare and medical provisions, food assistance, housing subsidies, energy and utilities subsidies, education and childcare assistance, and subsidies and assistance for other basic services.
Private provisions from employers, either mandated by policy or voluntary, also provide similar social benefits.
Defined: The trickle up effect. More money to the working class they more they spend, resulting in a growing economy.
Actually both capitalism and socialism should work hand in hand if greedy industry would be willing to pay their share of taxes instead of putting that load on the working class.
Unless you fall in the position of many working class people who work but still need government assistance you will never understand capitalism and will always feel, “If I can make it, others can, no help needed”> Not everyone is as fortunate.
Making voters believe socialism is a bad word may work. Just don’t cut off your nose to spite your face.