Claria Csiong isn’t the only person with a long memory

Posted: December 27, 2010 by datechguy in opinion/news, politics
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There is nothing like actually living under socialism to make a person oppose it:

Many Russian immigrants to the “red borough” of Staten Island are flocking to the Republican Party, saying that the national Democrats’ “socialistic” policies remind them too much of the top-down oligarchy they fled in their native land.

With many of the borough’s Russian arrivees already owning businesses and active in civic organizations, their muscle could help the Island GOP solidify electoral gains made this year, when the party took back congressional and Assembly seats.

Businessman Arkadiy Fridman said that the newly formed Citizens Magazine Business Club, a confederation of more than 50 Russian-owned businesses here and in Brooklyn, has aligned itself with the Molinari Republican Club (MRC) in an effort to increase the Russian community’s political and economic clout. . . . Fridman said that the Democrats “are going in an absolutely different direction,” focusing on “income redistribution” and rich-versus-poor “class war.”

Still think it’s a myth Tim? Ah if only we could go back to the days of the 50’s when people actually recognized socialism for what it was, right Frank?

  1. dahospitalityguy says:

    Yes, lets take a look back at the 1950s. The US economy and manufacturing was booming. Americans have the jobs. We had just won World War II.

    Outside the US. The European and Japanese industrial infrastructure was completely destroyed due to United States and Allied Powers strategic bombing raids during 4 years of war and was beginning to be rebuilt with materials and manufacturing equipment from the United States.

    Regarding wages and class warfare, in 1950, top executives earned 24 times the average worker’s pay. Compare that to 122 times in 1990 and 550 times in 2009.