originally posted by: ScepticScot
Unless you have the secret to eternal youth then yes you really do need people have children and or encourage immigration.
Americans have overwhelmingly rejected Unionization, the election of true progressive politicians, opposing all forms of immigration and taking
violent action against "profiteers". So if we ELIMINATE these four strategies from the discussion that leaves only ONE with any possibility of working
for the non-1% population:
Newborn babies, legal immigrants and illegal immigrants destroy the wage negotiating power of the 99% and the 1% know this. The "owners of capital"
want to keep "baby making" as an "incentive". In contrast, taxing people who make too many babies and use more resources would quickly turn "baby
making" into a "disincentive". Which is why they will NEVER do something like that, because more babies "on the way" gives the "owners of capital"
absolute control over the wages of the 99%.
Basically we have TOO many people being born and not enough desire on the behalf of the "owners of capital" to employ them all for the sake of having
a stable and safe civilization to live in day to day. The owners of capital want more people born, not simply for "growing the future tax base", but
for the true purpose of DECREASING overall wages for everyone. More people MEANS less jobs and pay per person, affecting even the educated and highly
skilled. Its actually quite simple for the peons/peasants of the world to start having more say in how the world is run. Simply don't have children
nor support those having children (in fact, at this point economically, they should be demonized). The result of such, is soaring wages and diverse
employment options expanding for all. Taxing those without kids MORE, per their public service consumption rate, is a subconscious way to influence
the birth of more kids. Such a system punishes those whom are abstaining from having kids in their own best FINANCIAL interests and not giving in to
the desires for the ever increasing population, coveted by both government and large corporations.
The "owners of capital" OWN us to a certain extent and the only times in history when the "owner of capital" had "less say over wages" was when the
population of available labor was significantly smaller (i.e. Black Death). The bigger the pool of labor, the more control they have over all of us.
The 1% are playing an age old game called, "pit the desperate against each other". Every newborn baby the 99% creates, the easier it is for "owners of
capital" to play the game.
There has ALWAYS been an economic system at work in the USA that limited the number of able bodied workers whom would be PAID, versus those whom WOULD
NOT be paid for their labor. The “owners of capital” learned their lesson about labor shortages POST the “Black Death” and figured out from
that day forward how to keep wages down and the number of potential available laborers at maximum levels, while forcing these "peasants" to compete
for scarce available "paid labor" positions.
In the past when there wasn’t enough money to go around to pay both wages & PROFITS the “owners of capital” simply brought in more indentured
servant immigrants (Irish, Italians, Chinese, etc) or used flat out slave labor (Blacks, Native Americans, domestic prisoners, POW’s, etc). The only
difference between now and then is that “owners of capital” can’t LEGALLY or publicly have slaves or indentured servants anymore, BUT they have
the same pressures as before, to keep their high wages flowing and laborers working even when there isn’t enough “PIE” to go around to pay those
laborers for services rendered. The mechanisms today that replaces slaves and indentured servants are the following: longer than needed formal
education for basic employment, off-shoring of labor, forced retirement, prisoners and welfare.
Make note, my concern is NOT economic growth for the "owners of capital", only increased wages for the rest. A DELIBERATE cultural shift where "baby
making" is reduced to zero, is only bad for the "owners of capital", not the laborers. If "labor" does not have the bargaining chip of Unionization,
the election of true progressive politicians, opposing all forms of immigration and taking violent action against "profiteers", then all they have
left, is to willingly decrease the population competing over scarce jobs in the larger market.
Parents being FORCED into MANDATORY spending on their children is exactly what the economy needs. Birthrates will fall and wages will increase for
those that remain. Economies will shift, out of necessity, to serve those that know how products "used to be made" rather than being made for those
that don't know and will literally eat cardboard because thats what they've always eaten, due to not having been here all that long.
14-11-2014 by boohoo because: (no reason given)