Overuse of the word "socialism" is like overuse of the word "****" - the more you say it, the more normal and non-threatening it becomes.
To your parents, it conjured up images of the enemy, kind of like the word "terrorist" today.
Thanks to overuse by Tea Partiers, "socialism" for today's generation means access to their parent's health insurance, medicare for grandpa, food for the poor, affordable housing, and any and all basic social safety nets.
Exit polls showed that young people identify more positive thoughts with socialism than capitalism. Keep it up!
Originally Posted by pricejj
'Austerity' is only a tax increase.