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#168 - Picture 05/04/2016 on Global Warming +15
#10 - But that's all Trump supporters have against Bernie. They can'…  [+] (39 replies) 05/01/2016 on pol BTFO by anti-Trump memes -30
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#106 - bladeboy (05/01/2016) [-]
Like paying for reparations and increasing taxes on the middle class while continuing to pay for illegals. Bretty good policies.
#20 - levvy (05/01/2016) [-]
Then tell us what his views are.

All my info is from internet memes.
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#58 - rockerforlife (05/01/2016) [-]
he's a socialist but a lot of people would like him if he hadn't said that because he
>is against and wants to abolish the IRS
>wants to get rid of wall street corruption and tax evasion (see; Panama Papers)
>improve universal healthcare & college
>wants to restructure the campaign system (no more super PACs or congressional fundraising)
>Wants to tax from the top-down
>is anti-war, more diplomacy but acknowledges ISIS as a global threat
>likes weeds my dude
#62 - manter (05/01/2016) [-]
**manter used "*roll picture*"**
**manter rolled image**"He's a socialist"

That is the big reason I don't like him. Socialism is a flawed system that never works, and only ends with people dead. So many people don't understand this, and it's just baffling how little common sense people use when thinking about an economy.

One important thing to remember in economics is, you get what you pay for.
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#94 - gorillabutts (05/01/2016) [-]
I mean, you still haven't defined socialism, nor said what's bad about it, just that it results in death. I mean, technically, so does writing a book. Statistics show that 100% of people who wrote books will die.
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#80 - wrpen (05/01/2016) [-]
The problem about socialism isn't that it's a bad system (which it is, no doubt, but it's not the problem), it's that it runs counter to capitalism. Both systems are about equally bad for everyone, but they're in direct opposition, moderating the drawbacks of each. Capitalism with some socialist influence is fascism, and vice versa is communism; with things like TPP and privately funded prisons boosting big businesses, there needs to be an anti-establishment president to knock the country back to somewhere around the middle ground.
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#81 - wrpen (05/01/2016) [-]
Capitalism without*, not with.
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#63 - mrthezho (05/01/2016) [-]
No, you're thinking of Communism. I'm not for socialism, but it really bugs me when people think they're the same thing.
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#71 - rockerforlife (05/01/2016) [-]
bless ur soul
#65 - anon (05/01/2016) [-]
The goal of socialism is communism.
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#64 - manter (05/01/2016) [-]
I'm talking about socialism (The economic structure), not communism (The political system.) Though they kind of go hand in hand. They are very closely related, but I am not talking about Communism.
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#66 - mrthezho (05/01/2016) [-]
But when has socialism ended with people dead? That's only communism.
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#68 - manter (05/01/2016) [-]
It ended with death with the National Socialist German Workers' Party. Otherwise known as the Nazis
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#69 - mrthezho (05/01/2016) [-]
The nazi party was only really socialist in name.
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#70 - manter (05/01/2016) [-]
What where they then? There are other examples, like Cuba, or China. Though you'll probably tell me that they aren't really socialist either, or that something else caused the deaths. So I'll leave you with the quote from Ayn Rand

"Socialism is the doctrine that man has no right to exist for his own sake, that his life and his work do not belong to him, but belong to society, that the only justification of his existence is his service to society, and that society may dispose of him in any way it pleases for the sake of whatever it deems to be its own tribal, collective good.

The essential characteristic of socialism is the denial of individual property rights; under socialism, the right to property (which is the right of use and disposal) is vested in “society as a whole,” i.e., in the collective, with production and distribution controlled by the state, i.e., by the government.

Socialism may be established by force, as in the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—or by vote, as in Nazi (National Socialist) Germany. The degree of socialization may be total, as in Russia—or partial, as in England. Theoretically, the differences are superficial; practically, they are only a matter of time. The basic principle, in all cases, is the same."

Source: aynrandlexicon.com/lexicon/socialism.html
#99 - anon (05/01/2016) [-]
Dude

Fascism is like the polar opposite of socialism

Hitler targeted the National Socialist German Worker's Party solely because it was big enough to be significant, but small enough to take over. Which he did.

They actually made sure that the socialists were next to the Jews on the list of gassing priorities.
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#97 - gorillabutts (05/01/2016) [-]
Both Nazi Germany and the USSR were socialist in name but communist in practice, as are Cuba and China (which is actually run by a self-named communist party). There are obviously varying extremities of communism and socialism, but generally the more extreme the socialism, the more it becomes communism. The idea behind communism in practice is "everyone has the exact same amount of income, no matter the job," although it never really works out. Socialism, however, does not take income and distribute it among others, but takes a heavy percentage of tax and puts it into infrastructure in the form of public transport and universal healthcare, among other things. When you head to a country such as the US where healthcare is privatized and public transport is state and city dependent, you immediately understand why taxes are much lower than in a country such as Sweden where there is an extensive network of buses and trains that are intricately laid out among the country.
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#101 - manter (05/01/2016) [-]
Communism is not an economic structure. It is a political system. Socialism is a economic structure. You can be Socialist, and Communist.
#102 - gorillabutts (05/01/2016) [-]
"The Political Spectrum"
#86 - anon (05/01/2016) [-]
That's a definition made by an extremely biased source.
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#105 - manter (05/01/2016) [-]
Please give me another descriptive and accurate definition.
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#83 - mrthezho (05/01/2016) [-]
Nazi Germany was a fascist dictatorship, Cuba and China communist dictatorships.
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#95 - manter (05/01/2016) [-]
That has nothing to do with being a socialist state or not. As I said before, Communism and Socialism kind of go hand in hand, but one does not necessitate or eliminate the other. Communism is a political structure, while Socialism is a economic system.
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#29 - KillinTime (05/01/2016) [-]
his views are people who succeeded in life should support people who didn't.

that's about all I know not an american not following their politics.
#50 - anon (05/01/2016) [-]
so communism? fuck that
#40 - winglit (05/01/2016) [-]
America was founded on the idea that all men are created equal (ignore the 3/5ths compromise and woman's rights we fixed those a while ago) which means everyone has the right to be afforded the same opportunities, it does NOT mean that everyone has a right to the same life style, I currently am doing very very well for a 22 year old male living on my own, like insanely well but I had to sacrifice a lot to get to where I am, tell me do you think its fair that I now in the lower middle class have to pay for someone who has not made the same sacrifices, to live the way I do? If you take from those who do and give to those who don't you wont make the country better you'll take away incentive, look at how many people live off welfare and never try to do any better. Bernie Sanders isn't a bad man, he just doesn't understand necessary evil and believes that one of the primary points of capitalism (working to live better than others) is bad. I also hate the idea of free college, I don't have a college education I'm working on it but focused on my career instead. if you make college free you devalue it completely. if everyone has it I'm sorry but it means nothing; It also wont be free, someone has to pay for it and it will come out of the pockets of who a lot of people view as the bad guys surprise surprise those who have outperformed others and made something of their life. that's why I dislike Sanders he believes in forced charity, I'm not a heartless man I pick up hitchhikers, I help people when I can, I don't hand money to people I use what little pull I have to actually help them get jobs, you cant force people to care for others that's retarded.
#79 - anon (05/01/2016) [-]
You also don't know how to use punctuation properly.
#47 - hazelnutqt (05/01/2016) [-]
You KNOW that's a lie
Literally every single country other than America has college that is available for everybody, show me where any of these countries have 'devalued graduates' that are not similar to the thousands of Americans who also can't get a job, only they can't get a job while being thousands of dollars in debt. You can't just make up stuff
#88 - anon (05/01/2016) [-]
everbody comes to the usa for college u twit
#108 - hazelnutqt (05/02/2016) [-]
No they don't, there are exchange students in literally all developed nations and you know this, there are actual, legitimate reasons to not just go 'HURR MAKE COLLEGE FREE!!!1!' but these lies make the discussion muddled. For shame Anon, for shame!
#45 - qtipd (05/01/2016) [-]
As lower middle class you would benefit from Bernies Proposed plans, really the only people who don't are like the top .3%
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#43 - abesimpson (05/01/2016) [-]
Free college doesn't work thst way. In most countries with free college you need a certain grade to get in. For example, in low demand but high paying jobs (such as medicine or dentistry) the grade to get in is very high. Engineering usually requires a small grade (with some exception) because many people simply can't go through with it.

And in the end, it's not mandatory in life to go to college, people go if they feel responsible enough and are sure they want to take that career path.

I think it's detrimental for society that going to certain colleges automatically gets you into a good job, rather than the actual effort.

But don't worry, ivy league universities will still exist. Bernie just wants the public colleges to be free.
#41 - anon (05/01/2016) [-]
Making college free is one thing, making it even remotely fucking affordable is another.
#37 - sageofshadows (05/01/2016) [-]
American here, this is the exact opposite ideology than we need at the moment.
The only way that the successful can support the unsuccessful is though taxes, which we already have far too much of.
Also, America was built upon the principle of making yourself great, rather than relying on the achievements and coat tails of others to make yourself successful.
In fact, that is how our country developed, we straight up abandoned our father country to create our own better world for ourselves.

tl:dr this is the wrong view to have in this country.
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#72 - captchakid (05/01/2016) [-]
Yet that guy got thumbed down and you got thumbed up, preaching the same thing.

#111 - sageofshadows (05/02/2016) [-]
Not to say that I don't agree with him, his speech is better prepared for a more professional environment, save for punctuation.
#110 - sageofshadows (05/02/2016) [-]
Less/Better words?
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#48 - thedugster (05/01/2016) [-]
Bernie doesnt want to increase social security, which is how your talking. He wants to make everyone pay a little more taxes, and for the wealthy to pay quite a bit more taxes for the betterment of society. He wants to provide free healthcare and free college education from public schools. Your republican candidates want to lower taxes for every income class so much that our debt would skyrocket unless we end all our current wars and cut things like medicare and medicaid (which would immediately get them impeached)
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#73 - captchakid (05/01/2016) [-]
The wealthy shouldn't be taxed more, it's disgusting that they pay such extreme amounts already.

This coming from someone in a family that makes less than $25k a year.
#13 - True. Mine is bluer.  [+] (3 replies) 05/01/2016 on Anon writes a speech +8
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#14 - angreif (05/01/2016) [-]
Yep. You got me beat by 2 months.
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#17 - Killerwale (05/01/2016) [-]
there was a deeper blue, in ages past, then addy switched it up, i don't really mind though, we're all the same here
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#16 - wafflemastur (05/01/2016) [-]
:^)
#11 - FJ isn't really down with colored community tho.  [+] (7 replies) 04/30/2016 on Anon writes a speech +9
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#12 - angreif (05/01/2016) [-]
Pretty sure the only color FJ "Cares" about is the blue in their name.
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#22 - kameken (05/01/2016) [-]
Somewhat blue named lives matter.
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#25 - majestispaceduck (05/01/2016) [-]
Nah gtfo.
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#13 - captainrattrap (05/01/2016) [-]
True. Mine is bluer.
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#14 - angreif (05/01/2016) [-]
Yep. You got me beat by 2 months.
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#17 - Killerwale (05/01/2016) [-]
there was a deeper blue, in ages past, then addy switched it up, i don't really mind though, we're all the same here
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#16 - wafflemastur (05/01/2016) [-]
:^)
#81 - >Spending money on frivolous crap. That's greed.  [+] (1 reply) 04/28/2016 on 100 people +1
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#83 - captchakid (04/28/2016) [-]
No, wanting nice things because you can afford them is not greed.
#78 - Well I'll say that greed is the answer to why Capitalism is a problem.  [+] (6 replies) 04/28/2016 on 100 people +1
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#79 - captchakid (04/28/2016) [-]
Greed is not why capitalism is a problem. Don't blame the one's selling goods for making something and marketing it, blame the consumers that decide to spend their money on frivolous crap.

That's like saying cigarette companies are bad because they sell something addicting. It's the consumer's fault alone for even buying into them in the first place.
#87 - theruinedsage (04/29/2016) [-]
>It's the consumers fault that big corporations use lobbyist to affect the government
>It's the consumers fault that big corporations changed the laws so it's almost impossible to sue companies when they make a mistake
>It's the consumers fault that companies dump toxic waste instead of getting rid of it properly
>It's the consumers fault that companies like Walmart treat their costumers like crap
>It's the consumers fault that apple put a virus in their ipod that would infect any windows computer they put it in
>It's the customers fault that products are only made to last a few years
>It's the customers fault that Nestle horde water during a major drought

No, that's because they are greedy and don't give a shit about anyone.
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#88 - captchakid (04/29/2016) [-]
"If you think the rich are rich because they are more capable, you're a fucking moron."
-theruinedsage

>Bill Gates
>Warren Buffett
>George Soros
>Mark Zuckerberg
>Michael Bloomberg
>Paul Allen
>Steve Ballmer
>Carl Ichan
>Larry Page
>Elon Musk


The List Goes On....
#89 - theruinedsage (04/29/2016) [-]
Congratulations, you named people that made a name for themselves

So that must mean that ALL rich people did that, and absolutely deserve to have more money than they know what to do with.

What a great way to ignore the greed of corporations, because you named 10 people who got rich by themselves. Now it's okay that Apple have suicide nets at their factories, and purposefully make their crap stop working after the warranty expire, good thing you pointed that out to me instead of replying to what I said in any way.

How about I make a list as well?

The Koch brothers
Rupert Murdoch
Gina Rinehart
The Walton family
Sheldon Adelson
Silvio Berlusconi
Carl Icahn
Peter Peterson
Stephen Schwarzman
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#81 - captainrattrap (04/28/2016) [-]
>Spending money on frivolous crap.

That's greed.
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#83 - captchakid (04/28/2016) [-]
No, wanting nice things because you can afford them is not greed.