1. merlinobrien on August 22, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    The Republican Propaganda machine at work again!

    • quinersdiner on August 22, 2015 at 3:17 pm

      Huh? Isn’t that a shared goal regardless of party affiliation?

      • merlinobrien on August 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

        I don’t think so.

        • quinersdiner on August 22, 2015 at 7:40 pm

          I honestly don’t know what you’re trying to say.

          • merlinobrien on August 23, 2015 at 4:05 am

            If I’ve understood you correctly, you said propaganda is a shared goal regardless of party affiliation. So, I understood you to mean that propaganda is a required part of the political scene. I don’t agree with this. I hope I am clear enough.

      • Shawn Pavlik on August 26, 2015 at 9:28 am

        Merlin –
        He’s saying the “shared goal” of both parties should be to move as many people OFF of welfare because they are now working rather than adding to the welfare rolls.

        However, I know the truth, and it may sound cynical, but so be it. The left’s agenda is to move more and more people into public dependence, so that they can increase their voter rolls and their power base. The more people who are dependent on the Federal government, the better for them.

        If everyone were more successful on their own, the Democrat party would cease to exist. All they have is class envy, race baiting, gay marriage and abortion on demand.

  2. merlinobrien on August 31, 2015 at 2:47 pm

    I think what you say seems logical to you. So you think that if a lot of people are dependent on the government, then they are in the power of the government? I can make only one argument against that. The government is still answerable to the electorate. Now, by contrast, if the population is not dependent on the government for jobs, they would be as the Republican party want, dependent on private corporations, which are autocratic and answerable to no one.

    If everyone is more successful as you say, they can only be successful through a socialist framework that cares about the community. Worker-owned enterprises are the best way to that. They reduce inequality, give greater chances of success and are completely democratic. Check out Richard Wolff and the democracy collaborative and see what you think.