[FoRK] Notable moments in jbone / FoRK history

Jeff Bone jbone at place.org
Fri Aug 29 22:27:25 PDT 2008


On Aug 29, 2008, at 6:59 PM, Russell Turpin wrote:

> On Fri, Aug 29, 2008 at 6:48 PM, Jeff Bone <jbone at place.org> wrote:
>> I'd say a die-hard libertarian like yourself voting for a  
>> socialist...
>
> Now, you have lost your reason. It's one thing to argue that Obama's
> plans are so expensive that they would require jacking up taxes
> above what they were in the Clinton years, and that that will cause
> such economic cost that, in your view and under present circumstance,
> it will bring about a terrible depression. But this notion that that
> the difference between socialism and capitalism boils down to the
> difference between Democratic taxes and social programs and GOP
> taxes and social programs is just plain silly.

"We are all our brothers' keepers."

"Mutual responsibility."

"A matter of economic fairness."

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his need."

Not a lot of ideological distance between these statements.

jb




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