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SOCIAL WELFARE STATISM / SOCIALISM

I am a believer in the concentration of economic controls and planning in the hands of a highly centralized government (statism).  I prefer a strong national government that: 1) takes responsibility to ensure that everyone is looked out for by providing extensive social services, and 2) assures environmental quality, workplace safety and societal stability through appropriate regulations.  (Note: While social welfare states heavily tax private property, they donít challenge its sanctity as socialism does. Pure socialist states have centrally planned economies, state control of all means of production, and all property held in common (communism) for the public welfare.)