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No, because I am not forced to live there.
As I said before, life isn't fair, some people get the shaft simply by being born.
There always has been and there always will be an underclass in every society that has ever existed. Don't like it? Tough. Get used to it.
Same goes with the minimum wage. It was never meant to be a living wage. If you believe otherwise, lets see some factual evidence to back up that contention.
Originally posted by human8
"We can no longer tolerate the sexual exploitation of children in the form of cyber-pedophilia. We have come to an agreement: the access to child pornography sites will be blocked in France. Other democracies have done it. France could wait no longer" said the minister. (((Who is a tough old broad had been well-rehearsed.)))
The plan will be put into force in September by the creation of a blacklist on the basis of information received from Internet users on sites that carry offensive material.
Originally posted by Alethia
You're not forced to live anywhere. If you don't like somewhere, move. If you don't want to live in a socialist USA, but the majority of people do and they voted for it (which hasn't happned - yet), you can always emigrate if it's really so terrible.
The opening of the Declaration of Independence written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, states as follows:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness."
Don't hear anything about life is tough, get used to it, we want an underclass.
And I quote:
"The minimum wage was first developed in the U.S. in 1933. While minimum wages had been established in other countries, the U.S. found itself in dire straights in terms of economic vitality in 1933. The country needed to find a way to help employees afford food and housing, even when their work was hard to find. The purpose of the minimum wage was to ensure that all employees were able to afford the basic necessities in the bad Great Depression economy."
Some states also gave localities within eh states that right to decide their own minimum wages. When a locality decides its own wage, the purpose of the wage may change. For example, the purpose of the minimum wage in Santa Fe is to provide a living wage for all employees, while the purpose of the minimum wage in other localities and states is simply to ensure that all employees receive fair pay for their work.
Socialism refers to a broad array of ideologies and political movements with the goal of a socio-economic system in which property and the distribution of wealth are subject to control by the public
In summary then, to the answer to the question of was Russia socialist, we’d have to say no, Russia did indeed have a real working class revolution, and was on the road to socialism, but it was prevented from getting there…
…In other words, China is going through a transition from feudalism to capitalism. I just don’t see calling such a transition socialism.
Socialism, in it's traditional and true definition, means "the workers democratic ownership and/or control of the means of production". Such a definition implies that rather than a government bureaucracy for managing such means, there is a focus on highly democratic organisation, education and awareness, and every individual is encouraged to become an active, rather than passive participant in that which effect their lives…
…It is recognized that there are authoritarian systems and behavior, distinct from libertarian, or non-authoritarian ones. Since capitalism's early beginnings in Europe, and it's authoritarian trend of wage-slavery for the majority of people (working class) by a smaller, elite group (a ruling, or, capitalist class) who own the "means of production": machines, land, factories, there was a liberatory movement in response to capitalism known as "Socialism". In almost every case, the socialist movement has been divided along authoritarian, and libertarian lines. The anarchists on the libertarian side, and the Jacobins, Marxists, Leninists, Stalinists, and reformist state-socialists on the authoritarian side. (And liberals more or less split down the middle.)
Originally posted by Johnmike
reply to post by ANOK
I'm not going to pick out fallacies and be a prick, but you just made a bunch of claims about what should be.