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Thread #150244   Message #3501152
Posted By: Songwronger
09-Apr-13 - 07:04 PM
Thread Name: BS: Obama Hate Thread...
Subject: BS: Is Obama a Socialist?
I recently upset some people here by saying Obama is a fascist, so maybe I was wrong. Rush Limbaugh calls him a socialist. But what is a socialist?

Socialism, n.: 1. A political theory advocating state ownership of industry. 2. An economic system based on state ownership of capital.

I'm not sure if Obama is a socialist. Let's see what the World Socialist Website has to say about Obama today.


OBAMA DEFENDS PLAN TO CUT MEDICARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY

White House officials indicated in a press conference last week that the (Obama's) budget proposal will include $1.2 trillion in spending cuts over ten years, including $400 billion in cuts to Medicare and other health care programs and $130 billion from reducing inflation calculations linked to Social Security payments.


COMMUNITIES ACROSS U.S. FEEL IMPACT OF SEQUESTRATION CUTS

Over one million federal workers are set to begin unpaid furloughs this month, amounting to pay cuts of anywhere from 20 to 30 percent. Sequestration has also prompted the extension of a pay freeze already in force for federal workers. The cuts will result in the equivalent of 750,000 full-time job losses throughout the economy, according to the Congressional Budget Office. Other projections place the job losses as high as 2 million with the cuts reducing the gross domestic product by 0.6 percent this year.


THOUSANDS OF SCIENTISTS PROTEST U.S. CUTS TO MEDICAL RESEARCH

Thousands of scientists and researchers marched in Washington, DC Monday as the US government was set to cut seven percent of its $140 billion annual budget for scientific research due to the federal sequester. Up to 15,000 scientists from around the country attended the rally, which was called by the American Association for Cancer Research.


It doesn't look like the World Socialist Website considers Obama a socialist. Why is that? Anyone?