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I'm bored. Let's try something new.

Comment asking me what my stance is on any political or social issue, and I'll give my unbridled opinions, and take a stance.

I figure this might give me the motivation to actually fucking write something. At the very least, it will give me something to sharpen my debate skills with.

Just two things:

1) No personal attacks on either side. This is about stating opinions and debate.
2) No bullshit posts. I'll just delete them.

EDIT: If anyone feels the need to link to this, or their own comments, I surely won't complain. I realize half my friends stopped reading at word one because it didn't involve butt-humping cartoons, so I'd like to hear from outsiders, surely.

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burning_phoneix
Aug. 17th, 2007 09:41 am (UTC)
a)Free Healthcare
b)Nationalization of Industry
superbus
Aug. 17th, 2007 06:07 pm (UTC)
1) I'm a huge proponent of free health care; Canada has it, why not America? The only thing holding it up is that the rich don't want to help the poor. That's IT. And personally, I give less than a shit about the rich; if you're not filthy rich, you can't get good health care without going ridiculously into debt.

2) This one's tricky; on the one hand, I'm not fond of what is going on in Venezuela, where Chavez seems to be jumping over the fine line between socialism and communism (the latter is bad). On the OTHER hand, as we've seen in America, Capitalism is a failure; it drives prices up to rediculous proportions, makes businessmen live in a cutthroat environment, and the only one left standing are so ruthless that they have no qualms about sending thousands of American jobs to poor, non Capitalist countries (where they're cheaper) while taking the profits for themselves.

This is where I've been looking at Social Democracy a LOT lately; a mixed economy (NO Privatization of things like Social Security, but leave the rest private, but VERY structured), where private owners can make their money, but can't abuse it like they can under NAFTA's current rules.
burning_phoneix
Aug. 17th, 2007 09:40 pm (UTC)
The first one was kinda given but the second one is more intresting.

I've been getting more and more into the socialist model economy (wtf! Islamosocialism ftw!). I agree that all goverment functions (healhcare,social security,education) should never be privatized (although private hospitals and schools and the like are okay) Also, I think a country should use some of it's income in starting up industries where it has no presence. This is kinda moot for the US where it has an industry for everything imaginable but Saudi Arabia? We have....Oil. and that's pretty much it (though Sabic a company listed around 100 on the Forbes 500 makes plastics and fertlisers as well as steel mostly oil byproducts though) Why not start a national car company? India has a company,Pakistan has that industry as well as Malaysia why shouldn't we? we need diversification. What? We have no qualified Automobile engineers? Then send some of the burgeoning population overseas to learn goddamit. >:O

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