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· 442d · Capitalism
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Communism is the real killer of the people. Your spreading lies LightRider. #communismkills
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Should we allow people to starve, go homeless and suffer and die? It's easy to just say it's their fault and that they deserve it. Is there really anything preventing us from helping?
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The homeless population exploded as a result of shutting down mental hospitals. So obviously it isn't their fault. Those hospitals never should have been shut down.
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Of course we should help the homeless. That has nothing to do with communism, or socialism though. Social programs are fine. They are not socialism.
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Social programs are insufficient, and cater to the desires of the rich to *appear* selfless.
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The idea that it caters to the rich is absurd. Also they are hardly insufficient. They just do not make you middle class. Communism offers no solutions. Social programs are better.
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It definitely caters to the rich who are seeking a tax break. You are right though, they don't make anyone middle class.
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That being said, we have the resources to provide for everyone's basic needs, yet millions still die of starvation every year because of a price tag. That's not acceptable.
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Not to mention the tens of thousands of people in America that are left with medical debt more dangerous than the injuries the hospitals treated. You'll live, but be a homeless bum.
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Very true problems. These are not problems due to capitalism though. These are just problems we have not solved.
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Capitalism can't solve those problems. We have to look outside of capitalism if we want to solve them.
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These are not economic issues. War torn countries are not suffering a failed economic model. The other times these issues happen it is because they are communist nations.
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Okay. So what about the US? It's not war torn, nor communist. Yet millions are starving, unable to afford healthcare, unemployed and only surviving on government funds and crime.
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Millions are starving in the US? By what metric? I really doubt this is true.
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12.7 percent of all U.S households. 6.1 million U.S. households suffer from severe food insecurity, which means the people who live in them are often hungry.
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Food insecurity is not the same as starvation. If, as you say,the same people can afford drugs then having not enough food is an option.
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At the same time in #USA, about 50% of food, bought and paid for, ends up in a dumpster.
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Why do you think drugs are so popular in low income areas of cities? It's quick, yet risky way to make the money you need to survive.
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Their thought process is why work $7-8/hr when you can sell pot for $10-18 a gram?