Most liberal democrats support big government programs and regulations.
Which regulations do you specifically1
-- I'm in favor of some anti-trust regulations
-- I'm in favor of regulating the banking industry. After years of deregulation, some people looking to make
a big buck did.
-- I'm in favor of safety based food inspection regulations
-- I'm in favor of safety based regulations on fire arms, tobacco and drugs
-- I'm in favor of safety based industry specific regulations; e.g., practices by say mines and factories to
ensure workers are safe
-- I'm in favor of regulations of dangerous goods such as pollutants and radioactive materials
-- I'm in favor of trading regulations to prevent investment fraud
-- I'm in favor of driving regulations
-- I'm in favor of some basic pollution control regulations such as requiring all cars to have certain features
-- I'm in favor of hunting and fishing regulations to prevent depletion of wild life stock
Which government services do you oppose?
-- I think public education is a necessity. The system in place isn't perfect
-- I think some level of social assistance may be necessary in some cases where we don't want people to die
-- I think some level of medicare may be necessary in some cases where we don't want people to die
-- think the coast guard has a role
-- think the military has a role
-- think we need border protection
-- we need various levels of policing
-- probably its beneficial to have bodies that deal with trade with other countries...
Which isn't the definition of socialism.
Which defintion of socialism are you working from Omen? Do you consider socialism a good, bad or indifferent thing? I consider it a scale
but as a general principle to involve transfer of wealth from the wealthy to the collective.
As I understand it, our system has elements
of socialism (distribution of wealth by the state) and elements of capitalism (private ownership).
Being socialist isn't in my opinion necessarily good or bad. It goes without saying that "socialistic" doesn't mean Stalin's Russia.1- I'm a liberal "democrat" but being Canadian am not a member of the democratic party.