I have been shocked lately at how many people think socialism is a good idea.
Recently I have heard from more and more people (admittedly from Facebook) that they believe in socialism and even consider themselves socialist. These people of course also will be voting for Barack Obama. Let me take a moment to explain the problem with socialism:
Oh, not enough detail? It really stinks.
Socialism basically says this: I will take (steal) your money in order to deal it out according to how I (the government) sees fit. I (the government) will give it to who I (the government) believe needs it so they can share in your (our) wealth. Let's spread the wealth (via the government).
Why do I have a problem with this? BECAUSE I HAVE A BRAIN! I don't need the government telling me who to give my (actually, the Lord's) money too. I would rather not have the government, who is horrible with money management, choose how they use my husband's hard earned money (or anyone's hard earned money for that matter).
My other problem with socialism? It is based on envy. Yep, socialism says: that person over there makes more than you and they can buy X,Y, and Z while you have to live on a tight budget and only have one (gasp) T.V. and can't go out to eat at expensive restaurants. The horror! You need be able to share in their wealth because it's "not fair" that "they" can do things and have things you can't.
Thus I go back to my original statement on socialism; it stinks!