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    Default Re: NYC Mayor Bloomberg favors socialism as he rejects Party system of America

    Big, I was in the military and I found little of the socialist benefits you talk about. Most people in the military live off base in a house or rent an apartment. There is something called the Basic living stipend that covers the expense of housing off base if you choose to live off base. You can also receive a similar stipend for meals. Nobody must live in a barracks or eat meals on base if they choose not to do so. While I was in the military I lived in a house where I paid rent. I also owned a car and a truck, a TV, a washer and dryer, a lawnmower, and everything that a civilian would own. What do you see as socialist in that?

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    What Robert Owen did was an experiment that failed. For example his experiment in the United States was at Mount Vernon, Indiana. He put some money into the deal but after just a few years it failed and he picked up and left. In a true socialist society he would have put all his money into providing for the common good and he would not have been a rich man when he left. He was just a rich guy playing with a idea.

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    Default Re: NYC Mayor Bloomberg favors socialism as he rejects Party system of America

    The life of a military man is socialist in Nature. You don't have to live in barracks to live a socialist life.

    Owen was a socialist later in life while a capitalist earlier in life. Owen spent most of his money on socialist dreams. Whether they succeeded or failed and why so is another question.

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    Big, you are trying to tell a former military member how life is like in the military while you your self have never been there and done that. You have no real understanding of what you are talking about. What you are doing is just like some nonwrestlers that go around talking about how wrestling is gay. They never tried wrestling and don't understand it. Just like you have never been in the military and don't understand it.

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    Big, you don't need to tell me about Owen's life. I live about 50 miles from Mount Vernon, Indiana and I had a history class in collage about Owen and his social experiments.

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    Regardless of whether Bloomberg favors socialism, he certainly favors opportunity. He switched from D to R when it looked to be an easier road to winning the NYC mayoral race, and now that there's no benefit to being a Republican, he says that he can ascertain the right way for the country, and move past left/right arguments.

    Most politicians already try to do that. Kennedy, Clinton, and GWB all straddled the line between left and right many times during their tenures. Bloomberg thinks he's some sort of maverick, but he's just going to marginalize his campaign by running as an Independent.

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