America Has Been A Socialist Country For Many
Decades Now.... Not A Free Republic That Our
Founders Gave Us
The 10 Least and Most 'Socialist' States in America
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Winston Churchill once said that "socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery."
Now when you put it that way, socialism doesn't sound so fair.
If you echo Churchill's sentiment and would feel cheated by the fruits of your labor going towards less fortunate residents, then you might consider moving to one of these least "socialist" states in the country.
Socialism at its core is a political term applied to an economic system in which individual property, like money, is held and used in common, within a state or a country as an attempt to equalize the standard of living for the average citizen.
In a completely socialist society, there would be no money. Basic needs such as food, shelter, education and healthcare would be available and provided to everyone, so division of classes based on wealth would not exist.
Where in America can we see evidence of this happening or not happening? Are some states less socialist than others? And if so, how do we define the least socialist state?
In order to measure the degree to which different states reflect socialist principles, we determined state expenditures and state GDP as the best indicators because socialist states tax and spend a higher percentage of their GDP. We used data on the total state expenditures for fiscal year 2013 from the most recent National Association of State Budget Officers report and pulled 2013 gross domestic product by state data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
Then, it was basic mathematics; the FY2013 state expenditure divided by the state's 2013 GDP.
After all the number crunching, we have come up with the 10 most socialist states in America followed by the 10 least socialist.
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Basicly I thought this article was interesting mixed with some degree of bullshit.
The part I liked the most and thought most informative was the quote from Winston Churchill.
Socialism is the first cousin to communism which is the next step up. Most ignorant americans think we still live in a "democracy" and are free.... ha, ha, ha!
Our founding fathers gave us neither socialism nor a democracy. They gave us a "free republic" form of government which has gone to the wayside because America has become to affluent, fat, lazy, apathetic, selfish, spoiled. What a sad commentary!
The above article talks of which states are more socialist and less. This is really stupid because socialism is socialism at any degree and once it creeps in it just spreads like a cancer. It doesn't matter which states might be a little less socialist for they will soon catch up anyway.
Churchill was absolutely right. Socialism never has and never will work. It is theft of the hard workers and innovators.
I would like to thank most of you lazy inhabitants of this country for giving it away so easily.
My real thanks goes out to all of you American Patriots who are on the front line trying to preserve "freedom" here.
Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth. Proverbs 10:4 How long will you lie there, you sluggard? When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest -- and poverty will come on you like a bandit and scarcity like an armed man. Proverbs 6:9-11 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: "If a man will not work, he shall not eat." 2 Thessalonians 3:10