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Partner rrrADAM


Aug 18, 2012, 12:16 PM

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Re: [Oldfatrad] Romney for President
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Wow... You sure told me.


BTW... Again, you need to do some research...
Israel is democratic and is home to several political parties which stretch across the political spectrum. However, since its establishment in 1948, Israel has followed an economic model that resembles liberal socialism.

Not that I think you will actually try to expand your world-view to something that doesn't fit nicely into your little box, but it's worth leading the horse to water especially since I'm stupid enough to think that it might drink:
In reply to:
If socialism is evil, does that make Israel bad?

Israel is, at least in part, a socialist country. From their policies on healthcare, welfare, daycare, free benefits for immigrants, nationalization of banks and other industries, it cannot be argued that Israel does not employ socialism.

Healthcare: while Americans argue about the evils or benefits of universal healthcare, Israel enjoys their own universal, compulsory system. A state-run collection agency collections a membership fee from every employer, and distributes it to one of four different HMOs. Each person must choose one of these HMOs, and in turn, these HMOs cannot turn anyone down for healthcare. Prescription drugs were actually given free of charge until recently. Now a nominal (small) fee is charged.

. . .

Stipends (read: welfare) are given to ultra-Orthodox males who choose to study at religious yeshivas. The majority of ultra-orthodox males do not work their entire lives - at least 65% of males choose to study the Torah as their main occupation, and Israel has always had a policy of encouraging this practice.

In addition, many ultra-orthodox females do not work outside of the home for religious reasons. As a result, more than half of all Ultra-Orthodox families live in poverty and receive government assistance.

. . .
http://bonosrama.newsvine.com/...that-make-israel-bad

Note that we (USA) give ~$3 BILLION a year to Israel, so the taxpayers here also pay into the welfare state that is Israel.


The article above cites many sources, and gives lots of info on all the other ways in which they employ socialism.

Or, you can research it on your own... If you choose to look outside your little box, that is.


(This post was edited by rrrADAM on Aug 19, 2012, 1:20 PM)



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