To The Daily Sun,
Socialism has failed in every country in which it was tried, from the Soviet Union to three countries that recently tried it but rejected that philosophy —Israel, India, and the United Kingdom – as it didn't work. While there were differences between the totalitarian rule of the Soviets and the Democratic of Israel, India, and the U.K., all three of those countries adhered to socialist principles, nationalizing their major industries and placing economic decision-making in the hands of the government.
Social Democrats believe the government should provide basic services to the public, such as health care and education, for free. This appeals to the public because like most have-nots they can't resist getting something for nothing. BUT, when half the people believe they do not have to work, because the other half is going to take care of them, and the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because someone else is going to get what they earned, that is the beginning of the end of any nation. British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher observed, “the problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people’s money.”
Now leaders of the incoming U.S. government are proposing measures that have been tried in other countries and proven not to work. I don't understand their action, perhaps they should study history and learn something about socialism.