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So does this mean we have socialism via the back door?

For the US, half of the budget goes to the military. That is, it is government supported employment. The fact that firms like Lockheed are nominally private doesn't change the fact that they exist only because of government payments.

I imagine that health care in most of Europe could be considered a government supported industry, regardless of who provides the services.

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by rdf (robert.feinman@gmail.com) on Tue Apr 11th, 2006 at 09:50:22 AM EST

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