"America's real religion is capitalism": Bill Maher blasts the demonization of socialism

"So many Americans hate the word 'socialism' but love the concept," Maher said

Brendan Gauthier
June 4, 2016 4:17PM (UTC)

"Real Time" host Bill Maher last night, during his popular "New Rules" segment, clowned laissez-faire bullshitters who demonize socialism while allowing capitalism to spread like wildfire into every nook of American life.

"Someone needs to explain to the free-market crowd that when it comes to socialism, you're soaking in it," Maher said. "So many Americans hate the word 'socialism' but love the concept: Medicare, unemployment, disability, farm subsidies. Forget the transgender debate. What America really needs is a separate bathroom for welfare queens."


"America's real religion is capitalism," he explained. "And like any religion, it needs a devil. And that devil has always been socialism."

Watch the full segment below:

Brendan Gauthier

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