#1 Just 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism04-09-2009, 12:40 PMJust 53% Say Capitalism Better Than Socialism
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Only 53% of American adults believe capitalism is better than socialism.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that 20% disagree and say socialism is better. Twenty-seven percent (27%) are not sure which is better.
Adults under 30 are essentially evenly divided: 37% prefer capitalism, 33% socialism, and 30% are undecided. Thirty-somethings are a bit more supportive of the free-enterprise approach with 49% for capitalism and 26% for socialism. Adults over 40 strongly favor capitalism, and just 13% of those older Americans believe socialism is better.
Investors by a 5-to-1 margin choose capitalism. As for those who do not invest, 40% say capitalism is better while 25% prefer socialism.
There is a partisan gap as well. Republicans - by an 11-to-1 margin - favor capitalism. Democrats are much more closely divided: Just 39% say capitalism is better while 30% prefer socialism. As for those not affiliated with either major political party, 48% say capitalism is best, and 21% opt for socialism.
04-09-2009, 12:42 PM"If every poor man is to come here and start requesting money for all his children, the applicants will never be satisfied and the nation's finances will collapse." Emperor Tiberius: Tacitus:Annals
04-09-2009, 01:19 PM
So, the further away from the college atmosphere you are, the more likely you are to reject socialism? Is that suppose to shock me?I feel that once a black fella has referred to white foks as "honky paleface devil white-trash cracker redneck Caspers," he's abdicated the right to get upset about the "N" word. But that's just me. -- Jim Goad
04-09-2009, 01:34 PMStand up for what is right, even if you have to stand alone.
04-09-2009, 09:16 PM
I had an arguement today with a Staff Sergeant (E-6), in his late 30's that said with a straight face that; "Every American should be paid the exact same amount of money".
I asked him if that means a brain surgeon should make the same amount as a guy who works at a Fast Food place, he said yes.
I asked if an illegal immigrant working as a day laborer should make as much as a high school graduate who is a legal citizen, he said yes.
I asked if he thinks I should make the same amount as he does even though he's a higher rank than me, he didn't have an answer for that.
These types of morons are more common than you would think in the Military and it scares the CRAP outta me. :mad:"Don't vote. It only encourages the bastards." -PJ O'Roarke
04-09-2009, 09:51 PM
I guess it's a good thing I skipped most of my classes and flunked out of my first shot through college. I got my bachelor's and am about to finish my masters online and haven't dealt with any of that commie garbage. As malleable as I was at 18, who knows what might have become of me.Romans 6:18 You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness.
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