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Originally posted by The Transhumanist
I agree. Both sides are ultimately guilty of ignoring this problem. The right has a certain tendency to stereotype and marginalize the poor while the left generally hold them in a more humanistic light, although there legislation rarely if ever lives up to this value.
Again, I didn't mean to undermine the absolutely amazing job some communities do of taking care of their own, I just don't think they can handle the logistics of taking on the entire poor populous if the welfare system was dismantled. Both the community and the government need to start working together to tackle this issue seeing as neither solution is doing enough on their own.
Would you be more willing to be taxed if the majority of that money was going directly to community organizations that help the poor rather than the welfare program?
What do you mean by this? I am under the understanding that this only applies in the case of transactions. All sectors would exchange information freely.
It is also important to note that a democratic component be used for social policy while technical decisions would be relegated to experts.
All you have done is criticize my ideas. What are your anarchist alternatives? Put the well being of the poor into the hands of the democratic majority? A gift economy? What kind of anarchy are you proposing?
Surely you are not so brainwashed by your anarchist views to see that the democratic majority would be exploiting you and stealing from you in much the same way a state would.
So I am brainwashed by my own views. I guess you are brainwashed by others views. A 'democratic majority' as you put it can only exist in a statist system. How is it logical to assume that the those in power are benevolent while assuming that everyone else, overall, is not; then, using the assumption that people can be bad, they give emence power to a select few of those same people?
Originally posted by laiguana
I see a lot of opposition to government, but what exactly is wrong with government jobs? What's wrong with contractors getting government jobs? The government can help fuel our economy too, you know. So anyway, can someone explain that to me?........
Originally posted by mikerussellus
reply to post by The Transhumanist
Just a conservative viewpoint here, but instead of more government jobs, lower the corporate tax rates, lower all taxes, and encourage entrepeneurs to reinvest in their own companies. Let them hire people, keep the money "in the system" to then generate MORE innovators to create MORE companies to hire MORE people.
Left government/right government is ALL bad. I say NO government intervention and let the American people solve the problems themselves.
Originally posted by Janky Red
You look at the history of this nation is modern times... The national debt has sky rocketed ever since corporate taxes have been reduced - thats a fact - the further it goes down the more debt we create - there seems to be a correlation.