Do you think that a public health insurance option is socialism? Have a issue with that?
Opt out then.
If a public option is offered, just don't use it.
But don't stop there.
If "socialism" scares the bejesus out of you, flee from every government program that hints of socialism.
When it comes time to fill out your tax return, skip that mortgage deduction and notify the county that you'll be relinquishing your homestead exemption. Otherwise non-homeowners will be subsidizing your house.
Write off donations to churches and charities? Don't even think about it. Surely you don't expect the rest of us to help fund, in any way, your religious beliefs.
Pull your kids out of public school. And when they're ready for college, if they choose a state school, pay out-of-state tuition. Skip the applications for any financial aid funded by the government - and say goodbye to Junior's Bright Futures scholarship.
Own a business? Give up any local, state or federal tax breaks, and don't even think about a below-market-rate loan backed by the government.
If you're a working stiff, tell your employer to just say no to those tax breaks and government-back loans because you can't, in good conscience, work for a company that practices socialism.
After you get fired, don't bother applying for unemployment insurance. Or food stamps.
You will cheerfully pay more for food, because you won't want to benefit from farm subsidies. Museums, concerts and sporting events will cost more, too.
Ride the bus? Get a bike.
If you are a veteran, stop going to the VA for medical care. Seniors, just say no to Medicare.
Social Security? When the check arrives, mark the envelope "return to sender" and ship it back.
Stick to your principles.
I guess "socialism" is palatable when it works to our advantage.
If you don't want health insurance reform, debate the merits - talk about the cost, question whether everyone in United States deserves health insurance, focus on government intrusion.
But using "socialism" as just another scare tactic?
I found the original here.
So socialism is good sometimes then?I have been sitting on this for a bit, I wasn't going to post anything political on here because to be quite honest politics piss me off and this is my place of peace.But I felt compelled, so there it is :)