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    Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism

    This makes me sick to my stomach. How can anyone in America that sits in the comfort of their home watching TV from their easy chair every say that socialism is better than capitalism? How many of these idiots know anything about what it is like to be in a socialist country? This is a kick in the crotch to all the millions of American who have given their lives to provide the freedom Americans enjoy right now and 33% of us apparently take for granted.

    Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism
    Thursday, April 09, 2009

    Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better.

    Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is better.

    Investors by a 5-to-1 margin choose capitalism. As for those who do not invest, 40% say capitalism is better while 25% prefer socialism.

    There is a partisan gap as well. Republicans - by an 11-to-1 margin - favor capitalism. Democrats are much more closely divided: Just 39% say capitalism is better while 30% prefer socialism. As for those not affiliated with either major political party, 48% say capitalism is best, and 21% opt for socialism.

    (Want a free daily e-mail update? If it's in the news, it's in our polls.) Rasmussen Reports updates also available on Twitter.

    The question posed by Rasmussen Reports did not define either capitalism or socialism

    It is interesting to compare the new results to an earlier survey in which 70% of Americans prefer a free-market economy. The fact that a “free-market economyâ€
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    bigtex wrote:

    How can anyone in America that sits in the comfort of their home watching TV from their easy chair every say that socialism is better than capitalism?
    I'm not surprised, especially when you consider the tens of millions of poor immigrants (illegal and legal) we've allowed into this country over the last decade. IMO, America is changing for the worse and we have our open borders and pandering politicians to thank for it.

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    The title of the article is very misleading. The truth lies here:

    [quote]The question posed by Rasmussen Reports did not define either capitalism or socialism

    It is interesting to compare the new results to an earlier survey in which 70% of Americans prefer a free-market economy. [b]The fact that a “free-market economyâ€

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    Well, this is certainly comforting. I wonder what the results would be if they did a poll regarding Communism!?



    The dumbing down of America effort.....results are coming in! Apparently it was a bigger success than anyone ever expected, although I'm sure there are millions in this country who are not surprised, but deeply, deeply saddened TO SAY THE LEAST.
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    America cannot take care of 7 billion people in the world with world Socialism?

    Close our borders, deport all undocumented immigrants, enforce immigration laws, use the tools of E-Verify and 287g Program everywhere in the US, and punish as a felony the lack of checking immigrants.

    Our government has taken America from a black and white conflict into an undocumented immigrant and American Citizen conflict. The United States may not survive this invasion of immigrants.

    Having a conflict is a money maker for our government officials.
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    I'm not surprised, especially when you consider the tens of millions of poor immigrants (illegal and legal) we've allowed into this country over the last decade. IMO, America is changing for the worse and we have our open borders and pandering politicians to thank for it.
    MW, in all honesty, I have to agree with you, that this is the largest factor regarding what is happening to America, our country.
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    The massive numbers of immigration during the past 20 years have caused dramatic changes in the philosophy of our country. They don't understand that the country they wanted to emigrate to was built on capitalism and the country they are turning our nation into is the result of what they brought with them which is the country they left.

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    And it's not to say that we shouldn't bring poor people in, because I think that we should, it's only fair and right that we do, but we never made assimilation the important and critical factor that it is in this.

    We just let the assimilation part slide in order to be politically correct. We just smiled and looked the other way.

    So now we have this.
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    MW, in all honesty, I have to agree with you, that this is the largest factor regarding what is happening to America, our country.
    Exactly. Not to mention, the capitalism we have experienced in the past few years isn't true capitalism either. More and more, they have kept people out of being able to work thier way up. Not to mention just willy-nilly breaking and changing the rules. I don't think the whole idea of "free trade" is true capitalism with all abiding by the same rules and standards. Maybe I'm wrong, but it took a shift to the extreem wrong side as well, to where if people see that as what it is, then heck no, who wants Maldoffs running around? Maybe pure socialism might seem better, but as we know, it has it's extreem sides as well.

    Unfortunatly the vast majority of our newest immigrants, legal and illegal, haven't experience this country in it's true form. They have come from extreeme poverty and 3rd worlds to where it appears some think America has had it too good for too long and want their turn at it. It's obvious many also have some false pre-conceptions of what being an American is, or that somehow wealth and riches and such was handed to you easily. They have been given breaks and advantages in some cases, citizens don't get....and didn't get in the past.
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    And it's not to say that we shouldn't bring poor people in, because I think that we should, it's only fair and right that we do, but we never made assimilation the important and critical factor that it is in this.
    We have brought poor in all along. The difference is, there wasn't welfare and an attitude that "I'm in America now....give it to me."

    I believe when it changed from comming to America to be free and comming to America to get money....is when things turned sour. Money was a side benefit of being free. Money doesn't make you free.
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