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  • Yes they are!!

    Democrats are always trying to Redistribute Wealth. Something our current president has even admitted to. They are all for welfare, food stamps, and any programs that punishes the rich and successful individuals and rewards failure. They rant and rant about how the rich "don't pay their fair share" even thought the top 1% of earners pay 39.5% of ALL income taxes collected. They refute the facts and are determined to bring America down. All they want is the Rich to be Poorer. If they wanted the Poor to be Richer, they would be focused on finding them jobs, not food stamps.

  • They seek to relentlessly expand the scope of the state in economic matters.

    The Democratic Party is a cancer on the government of the United States. They push for relentless growth of regulations and laws that govern economic activity. This is largely a result of Democrats "thinking with their feelings" and not their brains.
    Socialists seek to expand state control over all matters of the economy. Healthcare is the most obvious example with the monstrosity that is the Affordable Care Act. Finance with Dodd-Frank provides government control. The agenda of the Democratic party maps most closely to the Socialist Party in France. Raising taxes on the so-called rich to pay for government services that supposedly help the poor is a hallmark of Socialist regimes (see Hugo Chavez' Venezuela, Fidel Castro's Cuba, Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union).

  • I don't see how they aren't.

    Nearly every Democratic law that seems to be passed is putting less and less trust on people and require them to check in with the government more and more so often. For example a "universal background check" when you want a job and purchasing guns which sadly seems to no longer be an American right. How private can the citizens be these days with cameras at every corner and the Democrats passing these laws to make it this way. They can even moderate what you do on the Internet these days. Yes, they're socialists.

  • This Guy Right Here

    I am very much the farthest thing from a Republican and consider myself a far left democrat. I often think about socialism, Karl Marx, socialistic fundamentals and ideals, and often openly talk about it in political discussions. This is the only evidence i have for this argument, although you do often hear Republicans calling Democrats Socialists.

  • They aren't yet, but they are supportive of them

    Democrats may not be socialists in the typical sense, but they are leaning much more towards the European style social democracy than one might believe. They are increasingly pushing for massive tax increases, tighter control of business, and other social democrat goals. Finally, they have the alliance of the only socialist in the Senate - Bernie Sanders - and his views line up almost identically with the far left of the party.

    Posted by: TN05
  • Are Democrats Socialists

    You are what you do, Just look at what they do and question answers it self. Bigger and bigger government running everything, Telling it's people how to live. They also hold back entrepreneurship and want everyone within their cast system. They actually go beyond Socialism and straight to Communism. All that while they live outside the rules they oppress on all of us.

  • Democrats have socialist tendencies.

    Only socialists are the ones who censor, . . . Familiar? , I am a political refugee from communism. All begins with destruction of values, And rights, . . Of course to help the poor and for a better society. . And in the end you become helpless victim, Turning in government's beggar hoping for a crust of bread.
    Note: if I have any grammatical errors it is because English is my second language,

  • Democrats controlling more

    Democrats are trying to control more, Telling people what to think, Propaganda by a largely left media outlets. They are undemocratic when they won’t accept the outcome of a vote. High taxes of California where the elderly and people with families can no longer live. Only the rich democrats can live there.

  • Absolutely not Just puppets on a string

    The media will never give you the facts only what
    They want you to believe.
    They always create havoc and create a divide
    It seems they would like everyone to be controlled
    By the party they support
    And unfortunately we have many in this country that can’t think for themselves

  • The Democrats are all about control over other people.

    Socialism is about using the power of the state to control others. This is the fundamental philosophy of the Democrat party. Democrats are the party that brought us slavery, The KKK, Segregation and Jim Crow. Now they are the party that wants to bring us the Gangrene Deal and, Yes, Socialism. The Democrats are the party of control over others. Tyranny over Liberty. The major candidates are open about it. Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Occasio-Cortez have sections on their web sites about being socialists.

  • Not even close.

    The closest the DNC ever came to being socialist was when FDR was the president. Yes they continued to be progressive to a degree after his unfortunate demise, But after Reaganomics came in, It regressed towards capitalism, And embraced imperialism even more. They have accepted a lot of corporate sponsorship (That's NOT socialism) and give them EVERYTHING they want while ignoring the common man's needs (How is that Socialist? ). They didn't want Bernie as a leader, And anyone who thinks they are socialist needs to do some reading on history, Ideology, And economics before spewing their opinion.

  • They do not met the definition of socialist

    A political and economic theory of social organization which advocates that the means of production, Distribution, And exchange should be owned or regulated by the community as a whole.

    1. They are looking at failed markets. Pharmaceuticals the republicans and some democrats have let the industry fleece this country. We as Americans pay the most for medicine across the globe. In Canada you pay 320 for a months supply of insulin in the states it is 1900. Medicaid cannot negotiate prices on medicine despite it being the biggest buyer in the world of medicine thanks republican party.

    2. Medicine also is a failed market. We pay 5000 for an mri but in India you can get the same mri for 100 dollars.
    They are not advocating taking over the whole means of production. But when the system is failing and leaving most Americans priced out of the market its time to look how can we do better.
    3. They are also trying to protect against PAc money and unlimited spending from corporations to sway an election.

  • The same way that Republicans aren’t nazis.

    A part of the Democratic Party supports socialists ideas. But not all Dems do, like not all Republicans support Tea Party. More people is centrist, leaning Dem or Rep. But news. Socials media and other forms of communications always focus in white supremacist an sjw. Let’s be honest. We all have that crazy uncle, but the rest of us want to live in a normal society, sometimes a little Government involvement, sometimes deregulation. But not the crazy ideas of white America without immigrants or an open borders country with transgender catholic bishops. Peace!

  • Democrats are Capitalists

    Democrats believe individuals have a right to private property. Democrats believe there should be a fair distribution of OPPORTUNITIES, not wealth. They support public education to help individuals become more self-relaint. They support net neutrality so that small businesses have as much access to customers as big corporations. They support social programs that assist elderly and disabled, but are against corporate welfare that provides tax subsidies to companies and their rich stockholders who take government handouts then turn around and privatize profits. Democrats believe businesses have a right to make a profit but not at the expense of public health and safety. People have to be healthy to be self-reliant and self-responsible, which is why Democrats also support healthcare programs. Democrats also believe it's better to trust what you learn for yourself not what Fox News tells you.

  • Let's think about that

    The only people calling democrats socialist are the people who lack knowledge of both capitalism itself and socialism. The biggest misconception I hear from the idiotic mass we call the Republican Party is that democrats banish capitalism because it is evil. Not only is this incorrect, but the misconception was started years ago and never changed as an effort to get democrats out of office. The fact is, you cannot take government entirely out of the marketplace, you cannot. Can anyone think of the last time that happened.....Wall Street? It's Interesting because you bring all this evidence but yet it's true that more economists say that our economy operates better under a democrat. Socialism is not what is going on, it's helping the lower rise and keeping a strong middle class. Idk maybe we let the tea party have the office and allow them to mess up on the biggest stage in order to see that they are indeed incorrect

  • Makes no sense.

    They're left winged relative to the republicans, so looking at them from that lens makes them closer to socialists than republicans. Socialism isn't bad, in fact the most liberal countries in Europe are doing better than any other. Scandinavian countries. Look it up, better average income, less average work week, less unemployment, more higher educations. The list goes on. If democrats were socialists, then they would CALL THEMSELVES SOCIALIST. Bernie is a socialist, Obama is not. That's why bernie says he is one and Obama does not. The only reason people correlate democrats with socialists is because the red scare made it a bad word in America. Why else do people who lived through that time call political enemies socialist? Because McCarthyism made it a political strategy by binding fear with the left.
    It's simply an economic system, that's all. These people who say socialists are going to install cameras everywhere, what? That has nothing to do with socialism. SOCIALISM IS AN ECONOMIC SYSTEM, NOT AN EVIL POWER BENT ON TAKING YOUR LIBERTIES.

  • Left-wing, but not socialist.

    While Democrats do espouse some of the elements of socialism, I'd say they are more like social liberals (hence why they are called liberals) than socialists. Their platform is in reality one that promotes a mixed economy rather than actual socialism; while they do believe in some degree of wealth redistribution and the welfare state, they also have not called for anything against the key components of capital, namely private initiative or the profit motive. In fact, the truth is that while a lot of Democrats use socialist rhetoric, they often work in the interest of big corporations at times (not to say that this is necessarily wrong), and many of them are as wealthy if not more wealthy than Republicans. They haven't called for the abolition of private property (i.E. Businesses and factories are still privately owned, not by the state nor the workers), so they aren't socialists.

  • Democrats don't have anything in common with Socialists.

    They cut social security, and have let inequality rise further. Socialists stand for more economic fairness (From each according to ability to according to each according to contribution), democratic control of the workplace, and are viciously opposed to war. The Universal healthcare is something found in most parties in most developed countries, and so doesn't count as socialism at all. Democrats don't support the key ideals of any left-wing ideologies, let alone socialism.

  • I do not think so!

    Democrats lean towards socialism with the presidents new healthcare plan. But every other aspect of the government, I do not think that Democrats are socialists! Democrats are for government taking care of its citizens, such as welfare, educating the poor and so on. I think it is a possibility in the future that democrats could lean more toward Socialism, but who knows!

  • "Democratic socialism" Does not exist in America. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_socialism

    I guess my answer depends on how you are defining socialists?
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    Republicans in the past have voted for programs that many consider socialistic, e.g., Social Security. And, Democrats have voted with Republicans on other issues, e.g., 5 Democrats in the House voted to Repeal Obamacare.
    http://tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/07/meet-the-house-dems-who-voted-to-repeal-obamacare.php
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    Yes, Democrats lean towards programs that help the majority, the 99%, the middle class and poor; those who need the most help and are the most disadvantaged and suppressed by the wealthy that control the means of production and wages. Republicans are more concerned with protecting the Plutocracy, the top 20% of the wealthiest, mainly the top 1% that own 93% of all accumulated wealth and receive most (over 85%) of the total income earned annually.
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    Does that make Democrats socialists. No! Democrats believe in Capitalism; but, want a fairer distribution of the wealth for all workers and higher wages. That does not make them socialists.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_socialism
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    All governments have socialistic programs, even Democracies and Republics.
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    For example:
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    America (a Federal Republic with a representative government) has Social Security (President Franklin D. Roosevelt 1935), Medicare and Medicaid (President Lyndon B. Johnson 1965). Both Democrats and Republicans voted for these programs.
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    Canada (a Democracy) has Universal Health Care, Pension Plan and Old Age Security.
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    United Kingdom (a Democracy) has Universal Health Care and Old Age, Disability, and Survivors programs.
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    France (a semi-presidential representative democratic republic) has Universal Health Care and Social Security for illness, old age, family, accident.
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    Germany (a Democracy) has Universal Health Care and Old Age, Disability, and Survivors programs.
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    India (world’s largest Democracy) has Universal Health Care, and Old Age, Disability, and Survivors programs


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