In both situations the poor are equally as poor the rich are equally as rich and the leaders of said parties are just as equal for ruling and running the place you call home. The only difference is that in a democracy we are led to believe we have choices and are able to hold our leaders responsible for their actions. In a communistic state you know right from the start where you stand. No political bullshit, empty promises or waste of tax dollars to make you think you have something you never really did. People of democratic countries, of liberties and freedoms, have got to stop being such pussies. Start standing up and reclaiming the rights and responsibilities as citizens. We have become complacent. Ready to say well it really isnt my problem, the government knows what its's doing, it wont really affect me, I didnt vote them in and so on and so on. Open your eyes , there really is no such thing as democracy, it's just another fancy way to say ... man are you guillable!!!! Just another way to say communism.