why do republicans call obama a socialist

If thereБs one thing ardent supporters of President Obama absolutely detest, itБs when his political opponents refer to him as a БSocialist. Бб They scoff when conservatives use the word in regard to the presidentБs policies or ideological bent. б
Liberals know that the term is politically harmful to their candidates and agenda if it sticks. б A candidate who is a self-proclaimed БsocialistБ would be unlikely to get elected in the United States anywhere south of.


The Congressional Black Caucus Conference is an annual meeting of liberal Democrats and some of PresidentБs ObamaБs most loyal and ardent supporters.


They were insistent that President Obama was not a Socialist. б But then I asked these same attendees how they defined socialism. Interestingly enough, their definitions sound very similar to some of the ways in which they describe President Obama: in a certain way, they have a certain view of society that they want people to have. " "The reason he's being called a socialist it that he wants to provide health care to people, he wants to provide other benefits and opportunity, he wants for everyone to have an equal share of the pie. " everything is free, in a way, but it's subsidized through our tax," on attendee said.


Asked if Pres.


Obama wants to make everything free through taxation, she said: "I think he should. " The January jobs report was a mix of, with just 113,000 new payroll jobs added, but the unemployment rate falling to 6. 6 percent from 6. 7 percent. The report was made slightly lousier by the government sector, which cut 12,000 workers from its payrolls last month.


That's not a lot of jobs, but they add up over time. As you can see from the chart below, with the exception of a hiring spike during the 2010 census, federal, state and local governments have been cutting payrolls every single month since the recession ended. (Story continues after chart. )