Seeing the Round Corners

April 1, 2019


While research by this writer is ongoing about the realities of socialism, consider these bits of “food for thought.”

A recent Gallup Poll showed this alarming statistic:  More Democrats now have a “positive view” of Socialism (57 percent) than Capitalism (47 percent). Democrats have always been the party of the wealthy.

Remember the “star” deal the Clintons (Bill and Hillary) touted as so grand and glorious – the NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) trade agreement in 1994? America’s trade deficit with Mexico ballooned, and workers in Mexico saw little benefit, while NAFTA “suppressed the wage growth of blue-collar United States workers in highly affected industries and incentivized companies to offshore their production to Mexico.”

Renegotiating NAFTA has resulted in the new United States Mexico Canada Agreement – one that “will improve copyright and patent protections for United States companies and entrepreneurs while encouraging auto manufacturers to shift production to the United States.” American companies – Ford, Fiat Chrysler and Volkswagen – have all expanded their production in the United States in anticipation of USMCA passage.

Did the Democrats, pushed by the Clintons and their flunkies, show any intelligent concern for America workers in all the hype over passage of NAFTA? How many million workers were harmed when jobs went foreign – homes lost, towns decimated? American citizens were ignored in that deal, with benefits negligible if not totally absent.

The Democratic Socialists of America membership is reportedly up by 790% in two years. (Note, figure not verified by this writer.)

Would anyone like to guess what the proposal to guarantee every American a job being put together in Congress by some senators would cost this country, some of those are running for the Presidency in 2020? Then there’s the Socialist scheme by the Congresswoman from New York about free medical care, free college and tax rate hikes up to 70%? Economist Paul Krugman pushed for 80%!!!

Does anyone wonder at House Speaker Nancy Peosi’s push to lower the voting age to 16 years of age? That age group still believes in the tooth fairy, and maybe one in 50,000 has a clue about what such socialist programs would cost.

The mission of Seeing the Round Corners is to evoke a thought process and interest in becoming better informed and to be skeptical of the headline-grabbing purveyors of information. The writer is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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