Re: New Government?

Cynthia (
Mon, 23 Aug 1999 15:21:00 -0700

Clint O'Dell wrote:

> However, I would still like the groups opinion on
> ideal government.
> Most people would call me socialist for bringing this up but I think it is
> both socialist and capitalist.
> The idea is:
> Free Medical & Dental
> Free Education
> Free Housing
> Anything else you want you can buy.
> The idea is by helping your neighbor you increase your own chance for
> survival. Anyone for this? Against It? Any ideas on how it would work?

This is socialism.

In capitalism, money is a reward you get for doing things for other people. And how much you get is up to you. If you work hard and do things that benefit a lot of people (i.e. do things that people are willing to pay for), you can get rich.

If you are unwilling to work and contribute to others, you will get nothing.