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I thought Martin Luther King said that first.

Posted by: MDG on November 16, 1999 at 16:14:22:

In Reply to: When life gives you lemons... posted by Samuel Day Fassbinder on November 16, 1999 at 10:48:06:

: : Don't be fooled by the politicians' rhetoric. The U.S.A. is a socialist country, and some of the loudest, meanest anti-communists in Congress and the private sector are (quietly) some of the strongest proponents of socialism. I know, because the work I do for a living involves the multimillion dollar socialist programs which keep this country juiced.

: SDF: Chomsky's picture of the American economy: "Socialism for the rich, laissez-faire for the rest of us."

I thought Martin Luther King said that first. In any event, while I agree with the spirit of that statement, it's not exactly true. The socialist programs I work on often benefit the middle class and poor (although they benefit the wealthy far more).

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