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How can the US reconcile it's passion for more with a socialist government/lifestyle?

Content is not a word that I would use to describe the majority of the population in the US. It seems that contentment, at least more than currently exists in the US, is a key component of socialism as we know it. Does this suggest that individuals are to expect the government to be the driving force behind prosperity? Please do not assume that I am pro or anti, I am neither. This is simply a question to illuminate the issue and to try to stimulate understanding on both sides of the issue. In your answers please try to do the same. Thanks.

Asked By: sonoffm - 2/19/2009
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The U.S. cannot make the reconciliation you speak of. Socialism has nothing to do with contentment. Most people in Socialist countries are anything but content. Listen to the Swedes gripe about their taxes and their health care system. The French do the same. Then they will brag about their “free” college and “... More
Answered By: SCOTT M - 2/19/2009
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You do raise interesting and valid points. The bottom line, as I see it, is that people in this country, over the last 45 years, have fed into an entitlement mentality. People think they deserve what others have worked 20, 30 or more years for with little or no effort. Too many people live off credit and buy things... More
Answered By: Chicken Littles Angry Brother - 2/19/2009
 
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