Government funded higher education just as other industrialized nations do
Cut out tax loopholes for the rich to benefit the lower and middle class
Start disallowing outsourcing to other countries for lower wages
Institute a flat tax
Disallow those in poverty to have children
This is not possible; we will always have poverty and no middle class
There should always be poverty
Last edited by MusicAdventurer; 07-22-11 at 11:43 PM.
I enjoy your usual cynicism
I off course wanted to see how many people want to push toward lower and lower levels of poverty .. I too am not sure if complete elimination is possible
So you picked "there will always be poverty"?
Now that I look at it I realize I should have had that be an option without the added "and no middle class" that's an oops on my part, lol!
Last edited by Catawba; 07-23-11 at 12:41 AM.
Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
For example, if you say or believe you care about the people of the world and would like to see less suffering, why support causes that in no way help those that suffer? It's like saying, "I am against killing animals and sitting down and eating a steak". It's "fuzzy logic"
I believe that there should be government funded higher education. But then I believe that all knowledge should be freely available anyways. Also there is a correlation between those with higher education commiting less crimes. Always a plus imo.
While I do think that the loopholes that many rich get should be cut I think that that alone is not enough. I think that if we are to lessen the amount of poverty then we should be encouraging companies to hire people. We can do this via tax cuts based solely on the amount of people that a company hires or employ's. Admittedly not sure how to do this as eventually a company must stop hiring people or it cannot be sustained as companies are not able to continueally grow ad infinitum.
I somewhat agree with the option of not allowing companies to outsource to other countries. But I would first perfer to try and lure them back here by giving them some sort of incentive that would outweigh the higher rate of pay here vs other countries. Perhaps one way of doing this would be to not tax them at all (or a very small tax on them..say 1-5%?) on all exports while increasing import taxes.
I agree with a flat tax however that is only because I don't mind paying taxes. However a flat federal tax would NOT help people out of poverty. If anything it would keep them in poverty.
No way in hell would I ever agree to the federal government...or state government for that matter, forcing people to not have children....for any reason.
I do believe that there will always be poverty. That is just the way the natural world works. There always have to be the low man on the totem pole. The level where one is considered to be in poverty may change...but there will always be someone "lower" than someone else financially speaking.
I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang
My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang
The first three. Also, public works programs and universal health care.
For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship
Please tell me 10 of you were joking when you said "disallow people in poverty from having children."