Socialism is a loaded word in the U.S., but Social Security -- one of the nation's most popular benefit programs -- is wholly government-run. Democratic Socialism Democratic socialism took firm root in European politics after World War I. Socialist democratic parties actively participated in government in Great Britain, Germany, Sweden, Belgium, the Netherlands, and other nations. Socialism also became a powerful force in parts of Latin America, Asia, and Africa. McKie, James The Government's Pension Swindle, and the Socialist Answer Independent Labour Party. McMillan, Margaret The Bard at the Brass Independent Labour Party. McMillan, Margaret New Life in our Schools Women's Cooperative Guild. McMillan, Margaret The Beginnings of Education Independent Labour Party. So when the Spanish government had sought in to cut pension entitlements it sparked off a general strike. In France Alain Juppé's government attacked public sector pensions. Juppé tried transferring pensions from the 'caisses', with their trade union nominated staff, to the government.
Certainly the greatest swindle of modern times - the pensions racket of the late s and early s - could never have worked without a big bribe from the government. Private pensions are superior to both government and corporate pensions Why do liberals think Social Security and pensions are socialism? For the same reason they think being a business owner taking a higher salary than employees is greed. Liberals do not understand the entire system of how money works. They see people getting money and. Last month, the Washington, D.C.-based Pew Center on the States found 34 states aren't adequately funding employee pension funds at even 80 percent of long-term obligations. Four states, including Kentucky, have less than 55 percent of the money set aside to assure the liquidity of pension funds, according to the Pew research. Bernie, I’ll concede your point about public libraries, but the police and fire departments are most definitely not socialist institutions.
Posted on Mar 24th, , PM,, User Since months ago, User Post Count: 17, The Social Security Swindle, how anyone can drop out Hardcover Publisher: Freedom Books (February ) Government Pensions: Get the Most Out of Your Retirement and Medical Benefits (Social Security, Revised and Expanded Edition The Social Security Answer Book. In , the Socialist Party USA ran a presidential campaign for the first time in 20 years; the candidates were Frank P. Zeidler, former Mayor of Milwaukee, for President and J. Quinn Brisben, a Chicago school teacher, for Vice President. In the Socialist ticket was David McReynolds, a pacifist on the staff of the War ResistersFile Size: KB. Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.