Originally Posted by La literatura
Yeah, politicians agree to these ideas because the originators of the ideas pay for their campaigns. The few who would do something about it won't last for long and are accused of being socialists anyway.
Do you think people who will raise taxes on cap gains and higher incomes are socialists? A lot of people do. The Tea Party, for example.
I don't think they are socialist, I think they are fascists.
Socialism owns the economy and I don't think the current breed of politician wants the responsibility or accountability that comes wi that type of ownership.
It's much more beneficial for them to control private businesses through the tax code. That way they can play the blame game and deny accountability and the low informed voter believes them.