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*children under 18:
*get savings bonds (every 2 weeks) until 18, then a check.
*bonds held in Treasury safekeeping account.
*available at 18.
originally posted by: xuenchen
Why is it that the American Socialists running for President can't come up with a plan to end poverty?
1. Eliminate all Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, VA medical, and most (or all) welfare.
originally posted by: BlueJacket
a reply to: ketsuko
I believe the intention here is the 25k would more commonly be a supplement income. But 25k is reasonable to live on with roommates I suspect.
This system would also negate to some degree...abuse of Medicare and SS...
I kinda like the direction of this proposal. My family would be far better off when I retire with my wife and I in charge of investing and saving the giant chunk of my income our crooked government extracts every 2 weeks.
originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: xuenchen
I am going to say this, yet again, in the hopes that people understand it.
There is not an American walking the world, who understands what socialism is, what it looks like, or what it feels like to live under. What is more, none of the politicians there are event remotely socialist, certainly not as socialist as they ought to be. By the standards that matter (European ones of course) the best you have in the States, is centrists, and the only other options are various shades of hideous hyper capitalist and science deniers.
America would cough up its spleen if it ever encountered a real socialist, and trust me, as much as people complain about Obama, and are concerned about Sanders, they do not fit the bill.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Why did the richest in society need to be bailed out by the tax payer in the bailouts of 2008, seeing the biggest redistribution of wealth in human history, from tax payer to financial institutions, from bottom to top. Surely a failure of capitalism to control itself and the greed that controls the flow of capital