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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    The biggest problem with writers like the sniveling putz that wrote that Rolling Stone drivel, is that they don't realize, or understand what they are advocating. This particular weasel said elsewhere that he would like to see all the wealthy killed and their assets taken. What kind of loser, wallowing in jealous inadequacy, and self loathing looks at someone else's success and holds that against them. He is a socialist loser, the kind out Universities are churning out at record rate, and unchecked by rational people...

    We'd better get a handle on these people, or the predictions of American decline is all by assured.
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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I would suggest a library but I guess we cannot accuse you of getting your stuff from liberal talk radio-it all went bankrupt. Maybe too much Rachel Madcow?

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by hjl1991 View Post
    Job guarantee? If you want a job you can get one today. The problem is people don't want just any job, they want a job that they feel they are worth.
    People want a job that provides them a living wage, which I think is something society should guarantee.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    People want a job that provides them a living wage, which I think is something society should guarantee.
    That's impossible. If you want a good job, get one that adds more wealth to a country. As it stands, working at McDonalds does not add more wealth to a country, and raising prices to accommodate a living wage would turn millions of people away from the store, thus resulting in stores losing profit, then closing, then losing jobs.

    If you want a better job, work hard, be honest, stay sober, and get more education. In the real world, not everyone is willing to do what it takes to move up in the world, thus you see 40 year olds working at McDonalds and doing a poor job at it.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by hjl1991 View Post
    That's impossible. If you want a good job, get one that adds more wealth to a country. As it stands, working at McDonalds does not add more wealth to a country, and raising prices to accommodate a living wage would turn millions of people away from the store, thus resulting in stores losing profit, then closing, then losing jobs.

    If you want a better job, work hard, be honest, stay sober, and get more education. In the real world, not everyone is willing to do what it takes to move up in the world, thus you see 40 year olds working at McDonalds and doing a poor job at it.
    I think you assume a lot about workers that I don't know is true. There are many reasons someone may be working at McDonald's other than laziness, dishonesty, being high, or not trying to be educated. I know people want simple answers, but the fact remains people work there at sub living wages. Is this desirable? That's the question.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    What proposals? From what I read, and I did read the original article he wrote, his stance is, 'no property rights', 'money for nothing', 'government banks', and 'everyone just work for the government'.....You know what, the world has seen that, and it failed. It was called the Soviet Union.
    Russia was a backwaters country at the periphery of world powers in the early 20th century. By the end of the 20th Century it was graduating the top scientists, producing boodles of goods and saw a remarkable increase in the standard of living for most of it's citizens. There were gross human rights violations under the communist and I wouldn't choose to live in the Soviet Union...but I wouldn't prefer to live in the "Democratic" Russia that exists now over the US.

    I'm not advocating communism but this idea that it destroyed the Soviet Union is bogus. What destroyed the Soviet Union was corruption and trying to keep up with the US militarily.
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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by hjl1991 View Post
    That's impossible. If you want a good job, get one that adds more wealth to a country. As it stands, working at McDonalds does not add more wealth to a country, and raising prices to accommodate a living wage would turn millions of people away from the store, thus resulting in stores losing profit, then closing, then losing jobs.

    If you want a better job, work hard, be honest, stay sober, and get more education. In the real world, not everyone is willing to do what it takes to move up in the world, thus you see 40 year olds working at McDonalds and doing a poor job at it.
    I used to think the way you do. After thinking more deeply about it though, I came to the realization that there will always be a certain percentage of people who are not able to get a good job, likewise, there will always be jobs that need doing which happen to not pay well, for example a hospital janitor.

    The fact is, you need someone to serve you burgers, just as you need someone to clean your hospitals, teach your kids, put out fires, and a number of other things that don't pay well.

    I think those people deserve to make a living wage, which to me is defined as a wage that allows those people to fully participate in the economy.

    Trickle down capitalism has never been proven to work, so I think a managed capitalism is the only real answer.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    I think you assume a lot about workers that I don't know is true. There are many reasons someone may be working at McDonald's other than laziness, dishonesty, being high, or not trying to be educated. I know people want simple answers, but the fact remains people work there at sub living wages. Is this desirable? That's the question.
    If they weren't happy they wouldn't have taken the job.

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Trickle down capitalism has never been proven to work, so I think a managed capitalism is the only real answer.
    Who were these advocates of trickle down capitalism and when has it been put to the test?

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    Re: Five Economic Reforms Millennials Should Be Fighting For

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If they weren't happy they wouldn't have taken the job.
    People don't take a job at McDonalds to be happy, they take a job to earn money. Something you and other Cons have said you wanted people to do and then you mock and insult them for it. I guess they should just go on welfare or unemployment instead right?

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