Not A Socialist


What is a Socialist? What is a Socialist?

Sort of like God?

A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.   [source]   [commentary]

"Democracy is the road to socialism"  -- Marx

Half of US tax filers pay little or no federal income tax.
Do those who pay little or no federal income tax really care about the tax burden on the rest of taxpayers? Will they continuously elect politicians promising taxpayer-funded "free" car rebates, "free" healthcare, "free" college, and other benefits that cost them little or nothing?

Top 50% of Taxpayers provide 97% of taxes to IRS

Tax money funneled to targeted groups.
Over the past two decades, lawmakers have increasingly turned to the tax system rather than direct spending programs to funnel money to targeted groups of Americans, furthering some social or political goal. As a result, millions of Americans have been effectively removed from the income tax payment system while the tax code has been made more complicated to comply with and more difficult to administer. It is time for a serious public discussion of whether it is desirable to have so many Americans disconnected from the cost of government and what the consequences are of using the tax system as a vehicle for social policy.  more... 

Percentage of All Tax Returns with No Tax Liability
Tax Returns with No Liability


To put a modern twist on the old axiom... A man who is not a socialist at 20 has no heart; a man who is still a socialist at 40 either has no head, or pays no taxes. Socialist organizations are working to create a society where the majority are net recipients of the "sharing economy".  more...

We Once Were?

Eco-Socialism: Threat to Liberty around the World (

Global Warming: Another view (

Tax Rate above 90%: Been done

Tax Rate of 100%: Not a new idea

Why do Socialist Love the VAT?

The Real Culture War Is Over Capitalism (

Guide to the Political Left

Toward A New American Culture
In truth, there is only one essential principle our new culture needs to remember and embody and it’s this: liberty is better than slavery. This principle alone implies a moral order and a human purpose. It makes a small state better than a big one. It makes America better than, say, Saudi Arabia. It makes a religion based on “love thy neighbor,” better than one based on submission. This principle alone will guide us away from mealy-mouthed self-abasement to balanced self-criticism and praise amidst our search for the dignity, strength and morality befitting free men and women.  more...

-- by Andrew Klavan

Liberty and Tyranny
We all declare for liberty; but in using the same word we do not all mean the same thing. With some the word liberty may mean for each man to do as he pleases with himself, and the product of his labor; while with others, the same word many mean for some men to do as they please with other men, and the product of other men's labor. Here are two, not only different, but incompatible things, called by the same name liberty. And it follows that each of the things is, by the respective parties, called by two different and incompatible names liberty and tyranny.
-- Abraham Lincoln

The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.
-- James Madison,
Federalist Papers #47

Individual Liberty
I hold that governments are meant to be, and must remain, the servants of the citizens; that states and federations only come into existence and can only be justified by preserving the "life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" in the homes and families of individuals. The true right and power rest in the individual. He gives of his right and power to the State, expecting and requiring thereby in return to receive certain advantages and guarantees.
-- Sir Winston Churchill

Churchill's Constitutionalism: A Critique of Socialism in America Because of the working relationship between Churchill and Franklin Roosevelt in matters of foreign policy, we tend to assume that they agreed on domestic policy. But Churchill's thoughts on America as shown through the great issue of the day, the New Deal, reveal that Churchill opposed FDR's centralized administrative philosophy of government and that his opposition was grounded in a recurrence to our founding principles. (

Liberty and Equality
"When all the objectives of government include the achievement of equality - other than equality before the law - that government poses a threat to liberty."
-- Margaret Thatcher

"Socialism's results have ranged between the merely shabby and the truly catastrophic - poverty, strife, oppression and, on the killing fields of communism, the deaths this century of perhaps 100 million people. Against that doctrine was set a contrary, conservative belief in a law-governed liberty. It was this view which triumphed with the crumbling of the Berlin Wall. Since then, the Left has sought rehabilitation by distancing itself from its past."
-- Margaret Thatcher

You cannot...

1. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. 

2. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. 

3. You cannot help little men by tearing down big men. 

4. You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer. 

5. You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich. 

6. You cannot establish sound security on borrowed money. 

7. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. 

8. You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than you earn. 

9. You cannot build character and courage by destroying men's initiative and independence. 

10. You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they can and should do for themselves.

-- W. J. H. Boetcker, published in 1916 in a pamphlet titled “The Ten Cannots.”

American founders...

"The powers of the federal government are enumerated; it can only operate in certain cases; it has legislative powers on defined and limited objects, beyond which it cannot extend its jurisdiction."
-- James Madison


When the people find that they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.
-- Benjamin Franklin


"The government of the United States is a definite government, confined to specified objects. It is not like the state governments, whose powers are more general. Charity is no part of the legislative duty of the government."
--James Madison


"Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want bread."
-- Thomas Jefferson


"They that can give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."
-- Benjamin Franklin


"Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide."
-- John Adams


"To take from one, because it is thought his own industry and that of his fathers has acquired too much, in order to spare to others, who, or whose fathers, have not exercised equal industry and skill, is to violate arbitrarily the first principle of association, the guarantee to everyone the free exercise of his industry and the fruits acquired by it." 
-- Thomas Jefferson


"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."
-- Benjamin Franklin


News & Views for Non-Socialist
in the Age of "New" Socialism

Nearly half of US households escape fed income tax
Recession, new tax credits have nearly half of US households paying no federal income tax

Tax Day is a dreaded deadline for millions, but for nearly half of U.S. households it's simply somebody else's problem.

About 47 percent will pay no federal income taxes at all for 2009. Either their incomes were too low, or they qualified for enough credits, deductions and exemptions to eliminate their liability. That's according to projections by the Tax Policy Center, a Washington research organization.

Most people still are required to file returns by the April 15 deadline. The penalty for skipping it is limited to the amount of taxes owed, but it's still almost always better to file: That's the only way to get a refund of all the income taxes withheld by employers.

In recent years, credits for low- and middle-income families have grown so much that a family of four making as much as $50,000 will owe no federal income tax for 2009, as long as there are two children younger than 17, according to a separate analysis by the consulting firm Deloitte Tax.

Tax cuts enacted in the past decade have been generous to wealthy taxpayers, too, making them a target for President Barack Obama and Democrats in Congress. Less noticed were tax cuts for low- and middle-income families, which were expanded when Obama signed the massive economic recovery package last year.

The result is a tax system that exempts almost half the country from paying for programs that benefit everyone, including national defense, public safety, infrastructure and education. It is a system in which the top 10 percent of earners -- households making an average of $366,400 in 2006 -- paid about 73 percent of the income taxes collected by the federal government.

The bottom 40 percent, on average, make a profit from the federal income tax, meaning they get more money in tax credits than they would otherwise owe in taxes. For those people, the government sends them a payment.  more... (

40% of Americans interviewed in national Gallup Poll surveys describe their political views as conservative, 35% as moderate, and 21% as liberal.  more... (

The Cost of Socialism

Tax Wedge

The U.S. tax wedge was around 30% in 2008, according to the OECD. With much higher tax wedges, Europe has tended to have higher unemployment and slower economic growth over the past 30 years.  more... (

Even a Russian can see the rapid US decent

Pravda - Even a Russian can see the rapid US decent It must be said, that like the breaking of a great dam, the American decent into Marxism is happening with breath taking speed, against the back drop of a passive, hapless sheeple, excuse me dear reader, I meant people.  more...

Unelected and not answering to the US Congress — Czars:
Great Lakes Czar | Border Czar | Energy Czar | Urban Czar | Infotech Czar | Faith-Based Czar | Health Reform Czar | New TARP Czar | Stimulus Accountability Czar | Pay Czar | Non-Proliferation Czar | Terrorism Czar | Regulatory Czar | Drug Czar | Guantanamo Closure Czar | Car Czar | Intelligence Czar | Cyber Security Czar | Green Jobs Czar 

If these czars are making government policy, maybe they should be going before Congress to be routed through the traditional confirmation process, or maybe not change is good. Maybe this new way of organizing the community of the federal government will provide hope.

Look to Britain for America's Future under Obama

Shortly after the Second World War had ended, the Labour Party in Britain under Clement Attlee won a landslide victory over the popular war leader Winston Churchill in the 1945 UK general election, and implemented their democratic socialist ideas.

The Labour Party implemented socialist policies by taking ownership of key industries (nationalizing one fifth of the British economy - including The Bank of England, the coal mines, civil aviation, cable and wireless services, gas, electricity, railways, road transport and steel), increasing government intervention in the economy, focusing on redistribution of wealth, and increasing the power of trade unions. They also established the tax-funded National Health Service for "the abolition of want before the enjoyment of comfort" and to become the "envy of the world" (NHS has seen reforms, and may see more). The Labour Party was socialist in origin, but was successfully reinvented as something approaching a centre-right party by Tony Blair and labeled "New Labour" after 1994. Among the early acts of Tony Blair's government was the establishment of the national minimum wage. Tony Blair's membership in the Christian Socialist Movement influenced his polices and alarmed secularists in Britain.

In the same way that modern post-war America (post-WWII) followed pre-war Britain into the role of a "world superpower", so may post-modern, post-war America (post-War on Terror) follow Britain into a declining economy under a "new" socialism. Can President Obama be the American version of Attlee and Blair merged into one? With a compliant Congress, yes he can! He’s sort of God? Is it true that we are all socialists now?

"My friends, I must tell you that a Socialist policy is abhorrent to the British ideas of freedom. Although it is now put forward in the main by people who have a good grounding in the Liberalism and Radicalism of the early part of this century, there can be no doubt that Socialism is inseparably interwoven with Totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State. It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of Socialism."

"Socialism is, in its essence, an attack not only upon British enterprise, but upon the right of the ordinary man or woman to breathe freely without having a harsh, clumsy, tyrannical hand clapped across their mouths and nostrils." -- Sir Winston Churchill, June 1945

"Socialists have always spent much of their time seeking new titles for their beliefs, because the old versions so quickly become outdated and discredited." -- Margaret Thatcher

"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism, but under the name of liberalism they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program until one day America will be a socialist nation without ever knowing how it happened."
-- Norman Thomas , Socialist Party presidential candidate who studied political science under Woodrow Wilson.  Wilson was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. A leading intellectual of the Progressive Era, he served as President of Princeton University and then became the Governor of New Jersey in 1910. With Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft dividing the Republican Party vote, Wilson was elected President as a Democrat in 1912. He proved highly successful in leading a Democratic Congress to pass major legislation that included the Federal Trade Commission, the Clayton Antitrust Act, the Federal Farm Loan Act, America's first-ever federal progressive income tax in the Revenue Act of 1913 and most notably the Federal Reserve System.

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"This Republic had its beginning, and grew to its present strength, under the protection of certain inalienable political rights—among them the right of free speech, free press, free worship, trial by jury, freedom from unreasonable searches and seizures. They were our rights to life and liberty.

As our nation has grown in size and stature, however—as our industrial economy expanded—these political rights proved inadequate to assure us equality in the pursuit of happiness."

"In our day these economic truths have become accepted as self-evident. We have accepted, so to speak, a second Bill of Rights under which a new basis of security and prosperity can be established for all—regardless of station, race, or creed.

Among these are:
- The right to a useful and remunerative job in the industries or shops or farms or mines of the nation;
- The right to earn enough to provide adequate food and clothing and recreation;
- The right of every farmer to raise and sell his products at a return which will give him and his family a decent living;
- The right of every businessman, large and small, to trade in an atmosphere of freedom from unfair competition and domination by monopolies at home or abroad;
- The right of every family to a decent home;
- The right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good health;
- The right to adequate protection from the economic fears of old age, sickness, accident, and unemployment;
- The right to a good education."

-- Franklin D. Roosevelt, excerpts from January 11, 1944 message to Congress on the State of the Union



Article 40. Citizens of the USSR have the right to work (that is, to guaranteed employment and pay in accordance wit the quantity and quality of their work, and not below the state-established minimum), including the right to choose their trade or profession, type of job and work in accordance with their inclinations, abilities, training and education, with due account of the needs of society...

Article 41. Citizens of the USSR have the right to rest and leisure...

Article 42. Citizens of the USSR have the right to health protection. This right is ensured by free, qualified medical care provided by state health institutions...

Article 43. Citizens of the USSR have the right to maintenance in old age, in sickness, and in the event of complete or partial disability or loss of the breadwinner...

Article 44. Citizens of the USSR have the right to housing. This right is ensured by the development and upkeep of state and socially-owned housing; by assistance for co-operative and individual house building...

Article 45. Citizens of the USSR have the right to education...

-- CONSTITUTION OF THE USSR, adopted at the Seventh (Special) Session of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR Ninth Convocation On October 7, 1977


"I prefer the word 'progressive,' which has a real American meaning, going back to the progressive era at the beginning of the 20th century. I consider myself a modern progressive."
-- Hillary Clinton

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"I mean in a way Obama’s standing above the country, above – above the world, he’s sort of God."  -- Evan Thomas , grandson of Norman Thomas

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"only government can provide the short-term boost necessary to lift us from a recession this deep and severe."  -- Barack H. Obama

“I am somebody who is no doubt progressive... I believe in a whole lot of things that make me progressive... I believe in a tax code that we need to make more fair... I believe in universal health care.”  -- Barack H. Obama

"We are God's partners in matters of life and death,"  -- Barack H. Obama, speaking to 1000 rabbis

The British Labour Party established the tax-funded National Health Service... and in the US...

Sharks can't stop — is that healthy?
If sharks stop swimming, they sink and drown. President Obama seems to view his health-care program the same way. "If we don't get it done this year," he said in a recent pep talk to supporters, "we're not going to get it done." Well, why? If laying "a new foundation" for 18% of the economy really is as important as the President claims it is, then surely it could withstand more than fleeting inspection. Instead, Democrats are trying to rush the largest entitlement expansion since LBJ into law with a truncated debate and as little public scrutiny as possible.  more...

The British Labour Party implemented socialist policies by taking ownership of key industries... and in the US...

"As GM goes, so goes the nation" — doesn't sound good for US

GM is shrinking... GM  New GM

and is owned by the government...
Who Owns GM?

and the White House (including an inexperienced and unelected 31-year-old) is making the most fundamental corporate decisions and rewriting the rules of American capitalism...

and China fills the void and takes the spoils and makes the parts...

and GM's new chairman says "I don’t know anything about cars".

more... (

GM appears to be rapidly morphing into Government Motors, and no one seems to be in a position to stop this change. Where is the hope? Is government takeover of private industry part of our future shock?

Future shock is the term for a psychological state of individuals and entire societies, introduced by Toffler in his book of the same name. Toffler's shortest definition of future shock is a personal perception of "too much change in too short a period of time".

Does the government know where your car is? Will it soon?

Top lawmaker wants mileage-based tax on vehicles   [source]

Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., said he believes the technology exists to implement a mileage tax. He said he sees no point in waiting years for the results of pilot programs since such a tax system is inevitable as federal gasoline tax revenues decline.

"Why do we need a pilot program? Why don't we just phase it in?" said Oberstar, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee chairman. Oberstar is drafting a six-year transportation bill to fund highway and transit programs that is expected to total around a half trillion dollars.

"I'm at a point of impatience with more studies," Oberstar said. He suggested that Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., chairman of the highways and transit subcommittee, set up a meeting of transportation experts and members of Congress to figure out how it could be done.

The tax would entail equipping vehicles with GPS technology to determine how many miles a car has been driven and whether on interstate highways or secondary roads. The devices would also calculate the amount of tax owed.  more...

States are worried about sovereignty being lost

For some states, the message to the federal government is clear: Back off. Legislatures in Alaska, Idaho, North Dakota, Oklahoma and South Dakota this year have approved resolutions asserting sovereignty under the 10th Amendment of the Constitution and suggesting that Uncle Sam "cease and desist" from interfering in their business. more... (

Have no fear; the US government is here

State sovereignty may be hard to keep as state budget woes get worse and the federal government is needed to "rescue" poorly run states. Unlike the federal government, states cannot simply print more money to cover a budget shortfall.

If America's resistance to socialism troubles you, don't worry — the "extremists" are being watched

Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis - Rightwing Extremism    Department of Homeland Security

UNCLASSIFIED Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis - Rightwing Extremism report (PDF file).

AMERICAN LEGION: An Open Letter to Homeland Security on ‘Rightwing Extremists’

"The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism."  -- Marx

Government to fundamentally reshaped how energy is used in America — Cap-and-T[ax]rade coming soon?

The Democrats have released a bill that sets up a major legislative battle by seeking to reshape how the country produces and consumes energy. The 640-page-plus measure, introduced by Henry Waxman and Edward Markey, leaves practically no issue relating to energy policy untouched. In addition to calling for an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 — a target supported by President Obama — their bill includes new mandates for the production of renewable fuels for both vehicles and electric utilities; new efficiency standards for appliances and homes and businesses; and new programs to improve the operation of the electric transmission grid.

“This is a lot different than the [climate] bills that have been debated in the past,” said Jeremy Symons, senior vice president at the National Wildlife Federation, one of several environmental groups to praise the effort Tuesday. “It goes beyond reducing greenhouse gases toward fundamentally reshaping how we use power in America.”

Some business lobbyists said the bill was too proscriptive and could do further harm to the economy. The measure will almost certainly raise energy costs for consumers. One reader of the bill counted the word “shall” more than 1,100 times. In addition to capping carbon emissions, the bill also requires 25 percent of the power produced by electric utilities to come from wind, solar and other renewable resources by 2025.  more...  (

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American Households Would Face Annual Burden of $144.8 Billion Under Cap-and-Trade System (

Massive natural-gas discovery in Louisiana heralds a big shift in the nation's energy landscape (

2,653% tax increase "for the children" — April fools?

Act of Congress increases the Federal excise tax on all tobacco products and cigarette papers and cigarette tubes, effective April 1, 2009.

Small Cigars: 2,653% tax increase
Roll-your-own tobacco:
2,159% tax increase
Large Cigars: up to
725% tax increase
Cigarettes, Pipe tobacco, Chewing Tobacco:
158% tax increase

The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 was signed into law on February 4, 2009.  The Act increases the Federal excise taxes on tobacco products and sets forth new permit and enforcement provisions regarding tobacco products and processed tobacco. As a result of the Act, any person who manufactures or imports processed tobacco will now be required to qualify for and obtain a permit from TTB, and take inventories, submit reports, and keep records as required by regulation. Also, as a result of the Act, the basis for denial, suspension, or revocation of permits has been broadened.

TTB is the newest bureau under the Department of the Treasury, with the mission of collecting alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and ammunition excise taxes -- carrying out these responsibilities by developing regulations, conducting product analysis, ensuring tax and trade compliance with the Federal Alcohol Administration Act and the Internal Revenue Code.

A Little History:  On January 24, 2003, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (the Act) established the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Bureau (TTB). Rendering the functions of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) into two new organizations with separate functions, the Act created a new tax and trade bureau within the Department of the Treasury, and shifted certain law enforcement functions of ATF to the Department of Justice. The Act called for the tax collection functions to remain with the Department of the Treasury; and the new organization was called the “Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.” TTB’s history and the history of tax collection originate with the former ATF, and ATF’s origins began more than 200 years ago as one of the earliest tax collecting Treasury agencies.

In 1789, under the new Constitution of the United States, the first Congress imposed a tax on imported spirits to offset a portion of the Revolutionary War debt. Administration of this tax collection fell to the Department of the Treasury, whose secretary, Alexander Hamilton, had suggested them. Congressional lawmakers were favorably impressed by the results and by 1791, the imports tax was augmented by adding domestic production. Understandably, the sons and daughters of the Revolution, who had grumbled over import duties, greeted the domestic levy with political resistance, escalating in the short-lived Whiskey Rebellion of 1794. Although these particular taxes were eventually abolished, similar devices for revenue came and went as needed until 1862. By July 1, 1862, Congress created an Office of Internal Revenue within the Department of the Treasury, charging the commissioner with collection, among other things, of taxes on distilled spirits and tobacco products that, with amendments, still remain today. Because taxation often evoked resistance in the past, including criminal evasion, Congress authorized the hiring by the Office of Internal Revenue of "three detectives to aid in the prevention, detection and punishment of tax evaders" in 1863. Tax collecting and enforcement were now under one roof.

Treasury Department Order No. 120-1 (originally No. 221), effective July 1,1972, transferred from IRS those functions, powers and duties related to alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives to a new Treasury Department agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF). The taxation and regulatory control of the alcohol and tobacco industries remained a part of ATF until January of 2003, when as noted before, these functions were transferred to yet another new Treasury entity, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau.

Low-cost doctor told to increase fees

NEW YORK - A New York City doctor whose low-cost health care plan angered state officials has agreed to increase his fees.

The state Insurance Department told Dr. John Muney last month to end the $79-a-month medical service at his AMG Medical Group clinics in all five boroughs. Department spokesman Andy Mais said Muney was violating state law by basically operating as an insurance operator without a license.

The monthly fee buys unlimited office visits, including certain tests and in-office surgeries.

Muney will charge $33 per visit for all but preventive care, which Mais says brings him in compliance. Muney's spokesman says he'll challenge the restrictions through legislation.

Muney, a former surgeon, started offering the $79-a-month plan in 2008.

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Commentary on the socialization of America
by Dave C. Jones   [source]

I was listening to Tom Sullivan yesterday and heard about Dr. John Muney of New York and his innovative method of servicing those who cannot afford health insurance. In a nutshell, he charges his patients $79 per month plus $10 per visit. In other words, for about $1,000 per year, his patients do not have to worry about routine illnesses or anything else that can be taken care of in Dr. Muney's offices.

Who could possibly have a problem with that plan? Apparently, the New York state insurance regulators do. The state told Dr. Muney that his plan is an insurance policy and he has to be licensed to sell insurance.

Give me a break. The government cries out of one side of its mouth that society has an obligation to ensure that every person has access to health care; then, out of the other side, it berates doctors who do something to make that goal a reality. What the government really wants is complete control of everything. If the government really cared about the people, New York state would have no problem with what Dr. Muney is doing. In fact, the state should be recommending that idea to doctors all over the state.

Unfortunately, the state sees money running through its fingers. Rather than Dr. Muney submitting claims to Medicare, he collects cash. Rather than paying the state insurance licensing fees, he shuns insurance, enabling his patients to pay cash. The government worries that if all doctors did this, the government would not be able to continue employing people to process insurance, doctors could cut overhead by laying off insurance billers and accounts receivable employees, and the economy as we know it would end! Good grief.

The bottom line is that what Dr. Muney is doing here is not conceptually different from what attorneys do when they allow clients to sign a retainer agreement. In essence, a retainer agreement secures the right of the client to call the attorney with any legal problems the retainer agreement says are covered and to have the attorney handle them for an agreed upon rate (either included in the retainer fee, hourly, or flat fee). The "client" may never call the attorney for advice, just as the "patient" may never come in to see Dr. Muney.

I don't know how Dr. Muney's agreements are written or structured, but any good civil attorney should be able to help Dr. Muney modify his agreements so they are essentially putting him on retainer for each of his patients. The agreement would be that Dr. Muney would see the patient within X number of hours for any of the problems he can handle in his office for a retainer fee of $79/month and a flat $10 per problem.

If the state still has problems with the arrangement, it must have a problem with attorney retainer agreements. And, if that is the case, I'm sure there are hundreds or thousands of attorneys who would step up and defend the retainer agreement in both law and medicine.

It's time that people see government for what it is—a leviathan that would rather take complete control of everything rather than fix anything. Just ask Dr. Muney's patients.



Socialist in Action

SOCIALISTS demonstrate against "global warming"
demonstrate against "global warming".  more...


US Federal Government
Key Industries Owned or
Controlled through Funding
[nationalized or semi-nationalized]

[x] Passenger Rail (Amtrak)
[x] Banking
(multiple banks)
[x] Mortgages
(Fannie, Freddie)
[x] Automotive
(GM, Chrysler)
[x] Healthcare for Poor
[x] Child Healthcare
[x] Senior Healthcare
[x] Indian Healthcare (IHS)
[x] Veteran Healthcare
[?] All Healthcare
(like Canada)
[x] Energy
[  ] All Energy
[  ] State Governments
[x] Some Private Pension Accounts
[  ] All Pension Accounts (unions)
[  ] 401(k) Accounts 
[x] All Student Loans 

In the United States, also, economic crisis has led to an extension of the activities of the executive and to the pillorying, by irresponsible agitators, of certain groups and sections of the population as enemies of the rest. There have been efforts to exalt the power of the central government and to limit the rights of individuals. -- Sir Winston Churchill


Free = Nationalized
Free = Paid by Taxes
Free = Paid by Others

Free Healthcare = Government Healthcare

As Seen on Twitter:
Canada and Uk are the best for FREE healthcare i dont know how ima survive when i move to the states
-- an actual tweet - name withheld to protect the socialist, June 2009

Since apparently everything in America is going into the toilet except the public's faith in Barack Obama, it seems that the way to fix everything in America is to entrust it to Barack Obama. The issues on the table for greater government involvement include: student lending, the car companies, car warranties, pensions, health care, banks, etc -- the list goes on... what's the White House going to back next, your credit card?  more...   (


The Chávez Meltdown

Chavez says Obama is more left-wing than him

"This is a revolutionary offensive"
Chavez seizes oil service firms

Chavez seizes oil service firms
and US-owned pasta producer


"to assert greater state control over the economy"
Venezuela has nationalised its third largest lender


34 radio stations forced off air in Venezuela by Chavez's government

Venezuelan government has taken six cable television channels off the air

Marxism + Ecology =

The Socialist Solution to the Financial Crisis

1,000 Wealthy People Willing to Pay Higher Taxes
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O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.'
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!



"My friends, I must tell you that a Socialist policy is abhorrent to the British ideas of freedom. Although it is now put forward in the main by people who have a good grounding in the Liberalism and Radicalism of the early part of this century, there can be no doubt that Socialism is inseparably interwoven with Totalitarianism and the abject worship of the State. It is not alone that property, in all its forms, is struck at, but that liberty, in all its forms, is challenged by the fundamental conceptions of Socialism.

Look how even to-day they hunger for controls of every kind, as if these were delectable foods instead of war-time inflictions and monstrosities. There is to be one State to which all are to be obedient in every act of their lives. This State is to be the arch-employer, the arch-planner, the arch-administrator and ruler, and the archcaucus boss.

How is an ordinary citizen or subject of the King to stand up against this formidable machine, which, once it is in power, will prescribe for every one of them where they are to work; what they are to work at; where they may go and what they may say; what views they are to hold and within what limits they may express them; where their wives are to go to queue-up for the State ration; and what education their children are to receive to mould their views of human liberty and conduct in the future?

A Socialist State once thoroughly completed in all its details and its aspects - and that is what I am speaking of - could not afford to suffer opposition. Here in old England, in Great Britain, of which old England forms no inconspicuous part, in this glorious Island, the cradle and citadel of free democracy throughout the world, we do not like to be regimented and ordered about and have every action of our lives prescribed for us. In fact we punish criminals by sending them to Wormwood Scrubs and Dartmoor, where they get full employment, and whatever board and lodging is appointed by the Home Secretary.

Socialism is, in its essence, an attack not only upon British enterprise, but upon the right of the ordinary man or woman to breathe freely without having a harsh, clumsy, tyrannical hand clapped across their mouths and nostrils. A Free Parliament - look at that - a Free Parliament is odious to the Socialist doctrinaire. Have we not heard Mr. Herbert Morrison descant upon his plans to curtail Parliamentary procedure and pass laws simply by resolutions of broad principle in the House of Commons, afterwards to be left by Parliament to the executive and to the bureaucrats to elaborate and enforce by departmental regulations? As for Sir Stafford Cripps on "Parliament in the Socialist State," I have not time to read you what he said, but perhaps it will meet the public eye during the election campaign.

But I will go farther. I declare to you, from the bottom of my heart, that no Socialist system can be established without a political police. Many of those who are advocating Socialism or voting Socialist to-day will be horrified at this idea. That is because they are short-sighted, that is because they do not see where their theories are leading them.

No Socialist Government conducting the entire life and industry of the country could afford to allow free, sharp, or violently-worded expressions of public discontent. They would have to fall back on some form of Gestapo, no doubt very humanely directed in the first instance. And this would nip opinion in the bud; it would stop criticism as it reared its head, and it would gather all the power to the supreme party and the party leaders, rising like stately pinnacles above their vast bureaucracies of Civil servants, no longer servants and no longer civil. And where would the ordinary simple folk - the common people, as they like to call them in America - where would they be, once this mighty organism had got them in its grip?

I stand for the sovereign freedom of the individual within the laws which freely elected Parliaments have freely passed. I stand for the rights of the ordinary man to say what he thinks of the Government of the day, however powerful, and to turn them out, neck and crop, if he thinks he can better his temper or his home thereby, and if he can persuade enough others to vote with him.

But, you will say, look at what has been done in the war. Have not many of those evils which you have depicted been the constant companions of our daily life? It is quite true that the horrors of war do not end with the fighting-line. They spread far away to the base and the homeland, and everywhere people give up their rights and liberties for the common cause. But this is because the life of their country is in mortal peril, or for the sake of the cause of freedom in some other land. They give them freely as a sacrifice. It is quite true that the conditions of Socialism play a great part in war-time. We all submit to being ordered about to save our country. But when the war is over and the imminent danger to our existence is removed, we cast off these shackles and burdens which we imposed upon ourselves in times of dire and mortal peril, and quit the gloomy caverns of war and march out into the breezy fields, where the sun is shining and where all may walk joyfully in its warm and golden rays." -- Sir Winston Churchill, June 1945