Originally Posted by pricejj
Unfortunately, that does nothing for the sustainability of Socialist policies. It doesn't matter how many people you get to vote for European Socialism...it's not working, and it will never work.
It's pretty simple really. Say you own a huge farm. Due to technological advances, you can pretty much collect the harvest yourself, without employing anybody else. Now imagine if 100 other people own tiny little pieces of the farm. They all farm their own plots, and make a profit (though, added all up, it's not as big as the profit you took home yourself). That's 100 jobs, as opposed to 1 job.
Now you see the real problem with Socialism, and why it never works. You put the ownership of real assets out of the hands of everyday man, and vast unemployment exists. That's what happens when you live on a planet with finite resources.
Alright, since I assume you believe Obama to be pushing a socialist agenda, how do you see the next 2 - 4 years in America economically? What will our unemployment rate be in 2014, after Obamacare puts its icy grip on the throats of innocent poor people?