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Is it?

Yes 85 28.72%
 
NO 183 61.82%
 
Opinion below 8 2.70%
 
other 13 4.39%
 
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Yes, of course.America is originally based on a low tax, small government model.Even the income tax is technically illegal.



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I don't think the average American knows what socialism is. It's just the bad buzzword today like communism was in the past. It reminds me of a video where some guy was asking about the ACA vs Obamacare and people hated Obamacare but didn't mind the ACA without realizing that they were the same thing. "Obamacare" is another "bad" buzzword.

Socialism on a base level is fundamental to any society. The very existence of a government who is socialistic. The real debate is what degree of socialism is necessary. To get rid of socialism completely, we would have to revert to pee-historic times where it was truly every man for himself



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Nettles said:
Yes, of course.America is originally based on a low tax, small government model.Even the income tax is technically illegal.


As much as I hate income tax, you can't say that it is technically illegal as it had a constitutional amendment to allow it.



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Nettles said:
Yes, of course.America is originally based on a low tax, small government model.Even the income tax is technically illegal.

 

 

Not according to the constitution,  income tax was amended in.

 

As for it being a low tax, small government model, depends on which founding father you asked, Hamilton certainly would have disagreed with you



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