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Since the days of Franklin Roosevelt, the Democratic Party has built a growing following by promising more and more freebies to a gullible public.  Roosevelt’s administration and media admirers were staffed with quasi-Communist ideologists, many of whom admired the Soviet Union’s Marxist/Leninist economic system.  In fact, many even traveled to Russia for a first-class, propaganda tour.

Clearly, this gradual deterioration of America’s free-market system has hit a new low point with the presence of Bernie Sanders on the stage of the Democrat Party’s debate.  Frankly, Sanders is as close to a full-blown Communist ideologist as we’ve seen in decades here in America. ― and a very enthusiastic and articulate one.  Marx and Lenin would be pleased with his performance. How Sanders weaseled his way into the once great Democrat Party is difficult to understand.  While it is true that so-called Progressive Democrats like Hillary and Obama are quasi-Socialists ― in favor of big government control of our businesses and personal lives and property ― they haven’t gone so far as to endorse full blown de facto Marxist/Leninist/Communistic Ideology. 
Needless-to-say, the acceptance of Sanders into the Democrat Party’s nominating process is a clear signal that Progressive Democrats are in control and are strongly tilting the Dem Party in the direction of quasi-Communist ideology. I suppose this is another opaque Obama accomplishment.

Along with Obama, our nation is obviously being overtaken by de facto Marxist/Fabian-Socialist, quasi-Communist ideologists masquerading as Progressives.  Even Hillary calls herself a Progressive.  In any case, they promise an endless stream of government provided freebies that under-informed citizens cannot resist.  Of course, the freebies are to be paid for by taking (taxing) the personal property of working Americans and investors (in the American economy). 
History has clearly demonstrated that the keys to a flourishing economy — plentiful, good-paying job and individual prosperity for the greatest number ― is a competitive, free-market, free-enterprise, entrepreneurial, innovative, personal-initiative, profit/surplus-motivated, law-and-order economy; where companies and enterprises exist, and people work to meet the needs, wants and expectations of their stakeholders, i.e. their
customers, employees, suppliers, communities, creditors and investors ― in that order of priority. 
And this must be accomplished at a profit or financial-surplus (tax-free “non-profits”) sufficient to support the ongoing growth and balanced needs of each enterprise  – sufficient to provide investors and creditors and benefactors with an attractive return on their investment in the economy  – and adequate to offset the implicit risks of supporting the financial needs of each enterprise. 
Free market, competitive Capitalism is a time-tested, proven economic discovery that works –  based on freedom, natural law, private property, and the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods and services –  characterized by free competitive markets, motivation by profit or surplus, and safety nets for those who cannot care for themselves. 

In a Socialistic/Communistic oriented economy, many of these functions and forces are taken over by self-serving government bureaucrats, complacent job-fillers, and career politicians – who can’t possibly provide the collective wisdom, experience and motivation of liberated businesspersons, entrepreneurs, innovators, and workers – operating in a competitive, free-market, free-enterprise, entrepreneurial, profit/surplus-motivated, sky’s-the-limit economy.


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William Pauwels

William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.