Just picking up on the rhetoric of those who denounce universal healthcare and the welfare state as "Socialist/Communist" i.e. Joe Stalin’s coming to get you.Social Democrat, Not socialist. Socialism is about ridding the World of capitalism. Social democrats build up welfare states to soften the impact of capitalismJust because you have this obsessive need to "hate" Labor and in this thread the Democrats, it doesn’t mean I have to "love" themYour vigorous support of any of Thump's decisions is to be expected. It's a huge victory for one side of US politics.Hey, you love the ALP to bits and what have they ever done for anyone other than themselves? And here's a tip for you - Shorten will be the Prime Minister who presides over the biggest economic collapse since the Great Depression.
I’m simply pointing out for all your concern about the poor, the side you "hate" far less is counterintuitive; unless you believe in trickle-down economics, Medicare and welfare are socialist, private is always better than public and things like worker, consumer and environmental protection don’t matter.As for your running the country broke hysterics, I don’t lose sleep over deficits. Thump doesn't give a rats. Even the current mob here have adopted a more fluid stance and now it's all about 'forward estimates'.
Political and economic systems aren’t necessarily one and the same. After all capitalism existed for centuries before pluralistic democracy. Discussing the -isms would need a thread of its own!