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Socialism USA

Do you remember the last State of the Union address? When President Trump said we will never be a socialist country, and you heard the Republican and Democratic politicians using the word “socialism” as something evil?

Here is a list of some of the “socialist” programs in the U.S.: the Department of Agriculture, Amber Alerts, Amtrak, public beaches, public busing services, business subsidies, the Census Bureau, the CIA, federal student loans, the court system, dams, public defenders, disability insurance, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, farm subsidies, the FBI, the FCC, the FDA, FEMA, fire departments, food stamps, garbage collection, health care, public housing, the IRS, public landfills, public libraries, Medicare, Medicaid, the military, state and national monuments, public museums, NASA, the National Weather Service, NPR, public parks, PBS, the Peace Corps, police departments, prisons and jails, public schools, Secret Service, sewer systems, snow removal systems, Social Security, public street lighting, the Department of Transportation, USPS, vaccines, veteran health care, welfare, the White House, the WIC program and state zoos.

This list was published in the October 19, 2015, issue of the National Review, a conservative magazine covering news, politics, current events and culture with detailed analysis and commentary.

John Wodynski

Cheney


 

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