Conservatives do you realize that the USA was a Socialist country in World War 2?
There was rationing of food, fuel, rubber, metal, clothing and automobiles. The government promoted healthy eating and encouraged Americans to eat 3 good meals a day and produced videos and leaflets about nutrition and distributed them to schools, homes, Churches etc and food waste was a crime. The government dictated what companies should and should not produce. The government took control of many industries. Everyone was forced to work and the government dictated what jobs the people would do. America was allies with the Communist Russians at that time. The USA was basically Socialist during ww2.
Asked By: Liberal Atheist - 5/17/2012
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The U.S. was still a democracy during WWII. -__________________-
Answered By: Dr. Knowitall™ - 5/17/2012
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That's great. Now how does this improve our economy and create jobs today?
Answered By: Durbin13 - 5/17/2012
When you vote for Obama based on “Hope and Change” you get suckered... More
Answered By: Chuck - 5/17/2012
The government didn't dictate what companies had to make. It offered contracts and those contracts were filled... More
Answered By: How would I Know - 5/17/2012
Not really. The things you cites are not in and of themselves Specialist. Nobody was "forced" to work. Industries that produced the machinery and goods for war were well compensated, and many a Capitalist pocketed quite a good sum during the war years. Wartime exigencies should not be mistaken for social order in... More
Answered By: fangtaiyang - 5/17/2012
Hogwash. I was alive then were you? . It was a desperate national effort to save the country. Had we waited much longer we would all be speaking German right now. In a fight for survival any sort of protest [treason] was not taken lightly so be glad you can speak your mind now. . No - we were not socialist.
Answered By: Texas Mike - 5/17/2012
No.It was necessary.
Answered By: Mir Quasem - 5/17/2012
Socialism built USA to what it is today, unfortunately the elites wealth have hijacked the benefit's of Socialism too their exclusive advantage under Republic style govt being puppet-mastered by elites of Capitalism... More
Answered By: bulabate - 5/17/2012
You do not know what you are talking about. You should be thankful that all American citizens pulled together when they did or you would not be sitting at your computer during the day when you should be out either working or looking for a job... More
Answered By: billy brite - 5/17/2012
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