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.
Medicare is the federal health insurance program for:
People who are 65 or older
Certain younger people with disabilities
People with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a transplant, sometimes called ESRD)
The United States has – at least since the New Deal in the 1930s (and likely prior), utilized an economic system that mixed capitalism with some aspects of socialism. A great example of “socialism” occurred just in the last year, when big business in the United States got hundreds of billions in federal money, needed or not (In many cases), straight from the U.S. Treasury in order to keep the companies afloat. In a purely capitalist society, the airlines and other businesses would have went under, and had to declare bankruptcy. But, again, socialism helped out for the good of the country and as a windfall for some companies.
The hundreds of millions to airlines, hotels, and other businesses are the economic equivalent of food stamps. One simply lets people feed kids, the other ensures that no seven-figure bonuses are missed.
Today, Elise Stefanik had some fearmongering to do and tweeted out that socialism better not creep into our purely socialist programs like Medicare and Medicaid:
Today’s Anniversary of Medicare & Medicaid reminds us to reflect on the critical role these programs have played to protect the healthcare of millions of families. To safeguard our future, we must reject Socialist healthcare schemes.
Inexcusable. She had to know that these programs are socialist, correct? She “had” to know!
Well, Twitter didn’t care, they knew and mocked Stefanik under the blue bird’s blue droppings:
Hi, people used to have hope for me.
Now I'm just as stupid as the rest of them. https://t.co/3zqMWsnXm3 
— Charles P. Pierce (@CharlesPPierce) July 30, 2021 
They want their diploma back.
🤦🏽 https://t.co/OMRV5jGK5U 
— ⚡️𝓢𝓶𝓲𝓽𝓮!!⚡️ (@7Veritas4) July 30, 2021 
So @EliseStafanik #EliseStefanik , rising star of the Republican Party, doesn't seem to understand that #Medicare  and #Medicaid  ARE socialized medicine. Either that, or she's just lying about loving Medicare and Medicaid but hating socialized medicine. I think she just hates both. https://t.co/ekpJ2PtT7p 
— Publius Bellicus (@PubliusBellicus) July 30, 2021 
Y’all ain’t smart. Being quiet is free. https://t.co/kh8E7MzcPf 
— Bakari Sellers (@Bakari_Sellers) July 30, 2021 
👇This tweet reveals the deep and terminal intellectual rot among nearly the entirety of elected Republicans. The Harvard educated @EliseStefanik  is doing her best to show us all the rottenness of her public character with this venal stupidity that gives dreck a bad name. https://t.co/IdP9saYuOI 
— Steve Schmidt (@SteveSchmidtSES) July 30, 2021 
Another Harvard alumni proving that the hardest part is getting in. https://t.co/CCxZO6f0zs 
— Chris Hahn (@ChristopherHahn) July 30, 2021 
This is one of the most perfect things I have ever read. https://t.co/cSbxsGpjkZ 
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) July 30, 2021 
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