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Republicans Form ‘Anti-Socialism Caucus’ to Counter Radical Left Push

Group aims to defend 'individual liberty & free markets' amid Democrats' socialist calls

 on 4th April 2019 @ 7.00pm
republicans have set up the    anti socialism caucus    to defend america from the radical left © press
Republicans have set up the ‘Anti-Socialism Caucus’ to defend America from the radical left

As the radical left-wing of the Democratic Party continues to push for socialist policies in the United States, Republicans have set up the "Anti-Socialism Caucus" to defend "individual liberty & free markets."

House Republicans are forming the assembly to counter the leftward drift of the Democrats being led by progressives such as freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY).

“Just received approval from the House for the formation of the Anti-Socialism Caucus,” Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) tweeted Thursday.

"This caucus will defend individual liberty & free markets and highlight the dark history of socialism."

republican chris stewart announced the formation of the anti socialism caucus © press
Republican Chris Stewart announced the formation of the Anti-Socialism Caucus

According to Fox News, in a press release last month, Stewart said the purpose of the caucus is to inform lawmakers and the public of the dangers of the left-wing ideology and to act “as a bulwark to stop the advancement of socialist policies and legislation.”

“So much time has passed from the fall of the Iron Curtain that many have internalized -- or never experienced -- Socialism’s ultimate price,” Stewart warned.

"If we fail to recall those dangerous times, the primitive appeal of socialism will advance and infect our institutions."

The caucus' formation comes as Democratic lawmakers have increasingly embraced socialist ideas and principles.

Ideas such as "Medicare-for-all" and the Green New Deal -- a massive government intervention to combat climate change and income inequality -- have quickly gone from fringe ideas to litmus tests for Democratic presidential candidates.

Meanwhile, self-described “democratic socialists” like Ocasio-Cortez, have floated tax rates as high as 70 percent for rich Americans.

speaking at cpac  president trump warned that  democrat lawmakers are now embracing socialism © press
Speaking at CPAC, President Trump warned that 'Democrat lawmakers are now embracing socialism'

In January, a Fox News poll found that 40 percent of Democrats think it would be a “good thing” for the U.S. to move toward socialism and move away from capitalism.

Only 34 percent said that would be a “bad thing.”

The situation has predictably faced fierce opposition from Republicans.

“Under the guise of Medicare-for-all and a Green New Deal, Democrats are embracing the same tired economic theories that have impoverished nations and stifled the liberties of millions over the past century,” Vice President Pence told a Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) audience outside Washington last month.

“That system is socialism.”

"Democrat lawmakers are now embracing socialism," President Trump said in his speech to the conference. 

"They want to replace individual rights with total government domination."

It has also seen resistance from some Democrats.

"I am offended by this whole conversation about socialism," Rep. Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., said during the BakerHostetler conference in Washington on Tuesday, according to The Washington Examiner.

"The idea that in the greatest democracy, the greatest capitalist system in the world, we’re having casual conversation about socialism, offends me."

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