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Letter to the editor: Socialism never works

There are some scary things going on in our country. The influential radical left of the Democratic Party is aggressively promoting economic socialism. As economist Thomas Sowell said, socialism sounds great, but simply has never worked. 

Socialist policies promise free college, medical care, housing and support, so they attract poorly informed, naive voters.

Sounds great, but the history of socialism tells us that soon taxes go up, prices go up, inflation skyrockets, supplies run short, theft increases, unemployment goes up, people start demonstrating and destroying property, crime goes up, and people actually start leaving their country — as now is happening in Venezuela.

Years ago, my grandparents left Poland to come to the United States in search of work, opportunity and freedom. They told me socialism was ruining their country. It was so bad that they continually had to send American dollars to support their families in Europe.

Young activists, from kind hearts and limited life experiences, favor big government programs and handouts. People who have experienced life under both socialism and capitalism have lived the dangers of socialism and the successes of capitalism.

Capitalism causes all economic boats to rise and creates more jobs that help the poor much more than government handouts ever could. That’s why Sowell said socialism never works.

Ron Raymond

Buffalo Township

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