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beaker:"If you think the United States, in 2018, is some sort of a socialist welfare state, you are objectively out of your mind."

When half the people in this country are receiving 'benefits' from the government, it sure is. It's massive redistribution from the middle and upper middle class to the lower class and retirees.

When 63% of 'immigrants' are on benefits for at least 10 years, and we're talking big time benefits of food stamps, housing allowances, health insurance, etc, adding up to over $20,000 per family per year, it sure is.....

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beaker:"The USA has the highest income inequality of any developed nation by far. It is a mathematical fact. "

Yep, Germany didn't invent the microprocessor, come up with computer operating systems, invent the iPhone, hold most of the patents in cellular radio, have their own silicon valley, or a million other inventions that made their inventors wealthy. Neither did the French or British or Italians.

The 'fact' that the top earners in this country propel the world's technology is the reason why we have skewed 'income numbers'. Plus, of course, democrats keeping certain minorities depressed due to their policies. Look no further than the top democrat cesspool cities like Chicago, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Detroit, etc......where 70 years of Democrat rule have insured horrible living conditions, low income, poor housing, high gang activity.

Socialism in most countries ensures that no one is rich, and everyone is headed to being 'equally poor'. Just look at France. the folks are rioting there because the government takes well over half their paychecks, then taxes them again 21% on Value Added TAx on anything they buy with what money they actually get in their paycheck. Highest tax burden in all of Europe.

the US is headed that way with Bernie, the dimwit from NY, and others demanding tax payers be gouged even more for 'free' college, 'free' medical, 'free' this, 'free' that......

Yeah, we can be just like Europe......where there are very few start ups that rock the world with great new innovations, where they watch the US and China land on the moon and MARS, where they pay $6 and $8 or more for a gallon of gas......

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