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Which 2020 Democrat Will Go After Trump's Destructive Embrace of Corporate Socialism?

Originally published at http://www.commondreams.org/views/2019/06/27/which-2020-democrat-will-go-after-trumps-destructive-embrace-corporate-socialism

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Ralph, could we democratize corporations by giving each shareholder one vote only regardless of how many shares he or she owned? One share of company stock would give one vote equal to one billionaire’s vote regardless of the millions of shares this majority shareholder owns.

Since our government is run by corporations, by democratizing corporations we democratize our government.

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That would be Elizabeth Warren to be sure.

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YEp, I really want to see her in Bernie’s administration where she can rain hell on them

; - )

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Money corrupts; extreme money corrupts extremely.
–What Lord Acton might say to the present situation

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Phred,

That sounds like a great dream. A dream the Democratic leadership will never allow. Especially if Elizabeth keeps using the word “corruption” when referring to the top 1%.

Sorry if I’m a Debbie Downer, I do believe in Bernie but not in the Democratic party.

They’re all bought and paid for by the 1%.

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I agree. But
It aint over till it’s over

Don’t pee in my Easter Basket man

; - )

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September 2000 was nearly two decades ago, long before “Democratic Socialist” Bernie Sander’s big surge in national support in the Spring 2016, and many, many years before Tweetle-Dumb’s descent on the (de-)escalator and Amerika’s descent into Trumpism.   You can’t blame Corporate Socialism solely on Trump, Mr. Nader — it’s been a long time coming, and all Don Trumpleone and his extended crime family have done is bring things a bit more out into the open.

And BTW, I’ll bet that support for “DEMOCRATIC Socialism” of the Northern European variety over “Capitalism” of the rapacious Amerikan variety is now at an 80 Year high, and would be supported by well over 70 percent of eligible voters if only they could be educated as to what “Democratic Socialism” really is.

Bernie & 'Beth (or Warren & Sanders) for Prez & V.P. in 2020!!

How I dislike the oxymoron term “corporate socialism”

Surely being precise in our language is important and what we should be calling it what it is - “state capitalism”

To cite chapter and verse

But, the transformation — either into joint-stock companies and trusts, or into State-ownership — does not do away with the capitalistic nature of the productive forces. In the joint-stock companies and trusts, this is obvious. And the modern State, again, is only the organization that bourgeois society takes on in order to support the external conditions of the capitalist mode of production against the encroachments as well of the workers as of individual capitalists. The modern state, no matter what its form, is essentially a capitalist machine — the state of the capitalists, the ideal personification of the total national capital. The more it proceeds to the taking over of productive forces, the more does it actually become the national capitalist, the more citizens does it exploit. The workers remain wage-workers — proletarians. The capitalist relation is not done away with. It is, rather, brought to a head. But, brought to a head, it topples over. State-ownership of the productive forces is not the solution of the conflict, but concealed within it are the technical conditions that form the elements of that solution. - Engels, Socialism: Utopian and Scientific

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Sanders is the only obvious choice … there is no other choice

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The pitchforks are coming…from China.

I get a kick out of Trumpers and Republicans worrying about socialism. Congress and the White House are socialism. Pandering to corporate entities by government officials is socialism. The average Republican voter is a loser without a clue apparently.

Quite so. I’m not quite sure where that places Naders comment that “The original doctrine of socialism meant government ownership of the means of production.” There are of course more “doctrines of socialism” than there are people who identify as “socialists.” But I have always read that the original doctrine was ownership of the means of production by the workers, which many people still swear is the one and only defining characteristic of socialism.

It would take power away from accumulations of capital.
That seems like a wonderful idea.

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Great graphics.

Using corporate socialism is just a polite way of asserting corporate welfare. Voted into existence by those that are bought. Or we can say procured loopholes as well.
In any case, it doesn’t trickle down so it benefits no one but the wealthy.

Guess Common Dreams doesn’t cover people running for president ??? Harris beats out Biden----Biden said it himself----"I think I’m done "

Tx, First one’s not mine , second one is. just a cut and paste

Give them time to write something. Bet they have something tomorrow

It almost seems too easy. We’re one rule change away from Utopia.