Skip to comments.Congressman Advocates Communism as Cure for what Ails America
Posted on 05/25/2014 1:24:17 PM PDT by John Semmens
Earlier this week, Representative Joe Garcia (D-FLA) said that poverty and crime in this country could be cured if we had a communist economic system. Under communism everybody has a good government job. No one has to go without the basic necessities. No one has any need to commit crimes.
Contrary to Garcias thesis, though, Washington, DC, which has a very high ratio of government jobs, also has one of the highest crime rates in the nation. As for government employees having no need to commit crimes, well, over 300,000 current and former federal workers owe more than $3 billion in unpaid income taxes.
According to Garcia, these facts are unfair. Not everyone living in DC has a good-paying government job. Many of those who dont have to steal from or sell illegal drugs to those who do in order to make a living. If we made everyone a government employee we could do away with this problem.
As for the unpaid taxes, Garcia asserted that the idea that people receiving their income from the government should have to turn back a portion of it strikes me as the height of inefficiency. It makes no sense to give out this money and then demand that part of it be paid back. Its no wonder that some of these employees are confused about whether they should pay their taxes.
In response to negative reactions for his embrace of communism, Garcia tried to distinguish between the bad communism where people are arrested in the middle of the night, tortured, and shot without a trial or sent to slave labor camps and the good communism I am advocating where the government takes care of everybody.
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Guy on cart: "But I'm already bleeding."
Barber of York: "Say, who's the barber here."
Communism bleeds a society of the very lifeblood that make it thrive. Communism creates poverty, misery, and death.
Proving, once again, that the party that prides itself for its geniuses is in fact the party of imbeciles.
now this just begs the question, if federal employees are confused over something as simple as withholding, how can they possibly be trusted to make more complex daily decisions? Would these same 'government employees' be just as confused over whether to spend their guaranteed weekly checks on food versus drugs? Idiots. We have Idiots running this country!
Under communism the government could commit the crimes lifting the burden from the citizens. Everyone would continue to pretend to work and the they would pretend to pay us. Sales of alcohol would skyrocket.
Garcia is a real retard. Just the type low information voters love to vote for. He makes them feel “smart” like their phones.
There would be stores selling alcohol, a store selling potatoes and another selling stale bread, with long lines at each
Got me AGAIN, John. Sounds just like a liberal.
So he thinks the Soviet Union and Cuba cured poverty and crime, huuuummmm. If he thinks Cuba is Utopia why don’t he just go there and stay, -we don’t want him.
The inmates are running the asylum!
The Fabian Progressive Intellectual atheist elite, who love Hitler and totalitarian states, are walking examples of those who...
Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools (Rom 1:21-22).
Under communism we will be reduced to eating our earwax just like Garcia.
No,Jose, if this country was run correctly by you scum. This country would be paradise!
Our Lady emphasized the importance of this request, which was accompanied by a dire warning:
If My requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred, the Holy Father will have much to suffer, various nations will be annihilated. In the end, My Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to Me, and she will be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world.
The orthodox church stands to gain by any conflict with the west.
And the MSM won’t call him an extremist.
Did he say we should have a communist society or not?
the documented record illustrates how absolutely dehumanizing Communism IS!
Only a totally illiterate knucklehead would, in the face of documented facts, suggest that any people on earth can benefit from SUCH an abjectly and demonstrably failed and inhuman system!
Garcia needs to review a little recent history.
The communists took East Germany as war reparations, well before anything was settled. Russia, to the dismay of the world, just took it. East Germany had the production , brains , and economy of Germany. Russian communists took it, milked it until it fell over. It used to be a gem, a prize until communism drove it into the ground.
Basically, it’s what Obama and his ilk are trying to do to America.
These are people who sympathized and probably energized the 20th century totalitarian states including the communist regimes and Hitler's Germany. They believe that entire swaths of people should be destroyed and THEY are the ones to determine life or death of another.
This is the darkness we are dealing with in these last days. Time to put on Christ as children of light that shine into this darkness.
It’s great for all these asses to be worldly “textbook” wise.
East Germany is a excellent example of performance in reality. It readily demonstrates the success to be expected out of any communist adventure.
The ignorant Garcia doesn’t need to re-write history, just read it.
At least he’s open about it.
We should be able to stop anyone who declares themselves in favor of or later revealed to be a socialist or communist from holding any public office.
He should be impeached for his Anti-Americanism.
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