Acting Asst. Sec. Susan Thornton and EAP team en route to her nomination hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!
Far-left website Salon published a stunning defense of communism on Sunday, revealing what it claims are seven “huge misconceptions” about communism and capitalism.
Author Jesse Myerson pushed back at the claim that communism has killed as many as 110 million people. Using “The Five” host Greg Gutfeld as an example, Myerson sought to clarify details about the slaughter that occurred under Stalin and Mao:
In declaring this, Gutfeld and his ilk insult the suffering of the millions of people who died under Stalin, Mao, and other 20th Century Communist dictators. Making up a big-sounding number of people and chalking their deaths up to some abstract “communism” is no way to enact a humanistic commitment to victims of human rights atrocities.
For one thing, a large number of the people killed under Soviet communism weren’t the kulaks everyone pretends to care about but themselves communists. Stalin, in his paranoid cruelty, not only had Russian revolutionary leaders assassinated and executed, but indeed exterminated entire communist parties. These people weren’t resisting having their property collectivized; they were committed to collectivizing property. It is also worth remembering that the Soviets had to fight a revolutionary war – against, among others, the US – which, as the American Revolution is enough to show, doesn’t mainly consist of group hugs. They also faced (and heroically defeated) the Nazis, who were not an ocean away, but right on their doorstep.
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Take your Communism and shove it. I do NOT want to be a ward of the state. I want to make my choices. I wish to be free. Not under the government's thumb.
The only way he can justify that statement is by saying that the dead people had VIOLATED THE LAW OF THEIR LANDS! That 'law' was Communism, in its every nuance.
Tell that to the 64 million dead Russians under Lenin and Stalin.
Plenty of excellent points below so I won't repeat. I express a real world scenario in a book I recently published and would love some feedback (the story about Boris Yeltsin might be interesting to some - plus, if anyone actually watched the news story 20 years ago, I'd love to know if my memory is accurate in recalling the essence of the story - it was so long ago, so it is hard to know for sure). Here's the link:
Team Obama trying to USURP the limits of the Constitution . . Texas is in their face . .
If someone started selling commie flags they would get rich in this country.
Don't DEEP BLUE STATES already fly Islamic and Hammer and sickles flags already?
These are enemies of this country and should be dealt with accordingly. Communism is the great SCURGE OF THE EARTH ALONG WITH ISLAM. THEY BOTH ARE GUILTY OF MASS MURDERS. Whereever you have one, you have the other... they go hand in hand. Evil, Evil, Evil.
Communism is an ENEMY we should all fight daily. Don't ever let anyone try to tell you differently. If they persist, tell them they are your enemy. That should shut them up.
February 04, 2014, 01:11 pm
By Justin Sink
The White House on Tuesday pushed back on a report from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that found ObamaCare would cost the nation jobs and add to the deficit.
In a statement, White House press secretary Jay Carney said that since the healthcare law passed in 2010, the nation had seen the strongest job growth since the late 1990s.
"Claims that the Affordable Care Act [ACA] hurts jobs are simply belied by the facts in the CBO report," Carney said. “CBO’s findings are not driven by an assumption that ACA will lead employers to eliminate jobs or reduce hours, in fact, the report itself says that there is 'no compelling evidence that part-time employment has increased as a result of the ACA.' ”
The report also predicted more people would leave the workforce because of lower wages, and be slower to return because they would want to keep their healthcare insurance subsidies.
The projections are likely to create a political headache for the White House, which is still reeling from the botched early implementation of the law. Republicans seized on the report, saying it validates their warnings about the economic fallout from ObamaCare.
In a statement, Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) accused the president of "ignoring" the economic problems caused by the legislation.
"The middle class is getting squeezed in this economy, and this CBO report confirms that ObamaCare is making it worse," Boehner said. "The report also confirms what the American people already know: further action is necessary to address the drivers of our debt."
But the White House argued that "the actual performance of businesses refutes those who predicted that the Affordable Care Act would dramatically hurt the economy."
Carney said that the CBO analysis failed to take into account the impact of slowing healthcare costs and improved worker productivity. He also noted that the report found that the law would induce hiring over the next three years and allow workers greater flexibility to switch jobs or careers.
"Finally, as it has since the enactment of the ACA, CBO continues to confirm that the ACA is projected to reduce the deficit by more than $1 trillion over the next two decades," Carney said.
The CBO report projected that the deficit in 2014 would be $514 billion, down $46 billion from last year's projection.