posted on May, 4 2016 @ 05:03 PM
originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
You really are confusing "communism" (in which everyone has exactly the same things and in the same quantity, and are given assigned jobs by the govt)
with "democratic socialism."
The people who are happy living in the woods can do that. The ones who want a tower can have it, too. But meanwhile, no one starves on the streets
Wasn't meant as abrasive, just pointed.
nobody is starving in the streets in the US. what I see issue is in discussing the 15$ minimum wage thing. That isn't trying to make a person survive,
thats making a single person have a comfortable life with a unskilled position they got at 16 without a need for improvement.
Society would correct itself and the dollar cheeseburger would quickly become a 4 dollar cheeseburger to compensate.
The rest is a simple discussion about what is verses isn't survival.
I got your back on healthcare..I think anyone under a certain economic bracket should be qualified for a single payer system..aka, free healthcare,
then start moving up from there.
But consider Sanders
Free college, free paid leave, racist jobs program.
Some things Sanders is proposing is great, but some is just a push towards equality of outcome.
A discussion is needed on how much the government should control over a person and what should be left to individual hard work. The longer a
principled philosophy is fleshed out, then everything is going to be considered basic survival..no, college isn't basic survival..that is a edge on
competition..competition of other americans which the government has no business in playing favorites.
So thats my view. didn't mean to come off as hostile, just am annoyed at unprincipled stances...if you think people are starving in the streets in
America, I recommend getting a passport and travelling to places like India, Malaysia, Venezuela, etc. and see how privleged we are. our poor live
quite nicely here, and minimum wagers live fantastically by comparison..and the comparison you are giving is starving in the streets...which is simply
not a reality.