Letter: US shows how capitalism is a corrupt idea

It is interesting to see conservatives beat the Venezuela dead horse to attack socialism. One wonders why they do not use Scandinavia or Western Europe as an example of socialism. Of course, the reason is that they have higher standards of living for the majority of the populace.

It’s been nearly 40 years since President Ronald Reagan destroyed the middle class and poor, and ever since this country has lagged behind in health care, education, infrastructure poverty and a whole bunch of other quality of life measures.

I do find it ironic that Mike McConnell warns of bad leadership under socialism. As if the current administration proves that free market systems do not elect bad leaders who do stupid things.

Steve Hein

Gainesville

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