Paul Mulshine
October 12, 2008

I’ve noticed lately that a lot of people seem to have discovered that Barack Obama is a socialist.

There’s a lot of that going around.

Socialism, I mean.

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The only politician that I know of on the national scene who is definitely not a socialist is Texas congressman Ron Paul. And look where that got him. During the presidential primary campaign Paul was treated as a laughingstock by his fellow Republicans for such stances as his call for young people to be permitted to opt out of Social Security.

Paul’s having the last laugh these days. As you can see in this clip, the entire U.S. economy is now socialist thanks to the big corporate bailout, says Dr. Paul.

And then there is the unpleasant fact that every senior citizen in America is what my Aussie friends used to call “a dole bludger,” someone who takes welfare without working.

One such apparent dole bludger held forth at a recent McCain rally in Wisconsin. The old codger worked himself up into a frenzy that even the hot-tempered McCain might envy, screaming “I’m mad, I’m really mad!” and then shouting, “And what’s going to surprise ya, is it’s not the economy, it’s the socialists taking over our country.”

The old coot made it clear that the hated socialists are the Democrats. But assuming he was over 65, which he certainly appeared to be, the guy is receiving the benefit of at least two socialist programs. One, of course, is Social Security. There’s a reason they called it “social” security and not Capitalist Security. It’s a welfare program and the current codgers are getting a free ride paid for by working Americans. True, they paid into it, but anyone who lives a normal life span will get out a lot more than he or she put in.

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