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Originally posted by Panic2k11
reply to post by iwilliam
I have thought about this issue many times and I see validity on both sides, sexual education should be available to the population in general as well as family planing information and at least affordable contraceptives (state should only offer free contraceptives if there is a state or social demographical problem). Its a issue of civility...
I would also favor the requirement of a "license for reproduction", A validation of capability for parents that would offer a better protection to the offspring and force giving reproduction a moment of reflection. Any sanction would be in the benefit of the offspring not the state and unlicensed reproduction would automatically activate a social security and minor protection process.
Originally posted by SprocketUK
Raising the minimum wage for people on low incomes will mean that a large number of them will no longer require government aid to live. This means that employers will no longer be subsidised by tax payers money in the form of benefits, food stamps etc.
Surely its not free market capitalism if there are large employers out there that only survive by paying wages that are so low they need to be subsidised by other people's taxes?
If your business model is so messed up you can only show a profit by paying third world wages then your model needs changing or your business should be allowed to fail and it's market share be picked up by a competent business that doesn't need handouts from me as a tax payer.