Social programs are not socialism.
Among the accusations that have been hurled this election year is that the Democratic Party is all about socialism.
I wonder how many people really know what socialism is. Its two
underlying premises are state ownership of resources and collective control
over the means of production. The Democratic Party supports neither.
social programs to improve conditions for middle- and lower- class America
are not socialism. Social programs, include the entitlements of Social
Security, Medicare, Medicaid, housing assistance, farm subsidies, welfare
assistance for those in need and a host of other programs too long to list.
Work programs from years past, such as the interstate highway system,
TVA and energy dam construction, were all social programs and helped
make America great. Unfortunately, the GOP seems to use the word
“socialism” to refer to any program that benefits the majority of society as a
scare tactic to make the unknowing and uneducated support its candidates.