Reply to Turtle Dude:
"Its like that advertisement that Immigrant-billionaire Thomas Pefferry (sp) has put up
Under socialism, the rich are poorer but so are the poor. Its the rich who take care of the poor. want the poor to have better handouts, support the creation of more wealthy people"
If you give the rich a higher percentage of the wealth, the poor are automatically poorer. It is simple arithmetic.
That's simply not true. America has the most expensive medical care anywhere and it is not the best. It was the best in the past, but most of us don't live in the past. Now, if you have big money, you may be able to get the best medical care in the world in the USA, but that is not what you said.
Pay people a salary to go to college or get other job training and you will develop your most talented instead of the useless rich kids and people afraid to grow up that you get in college now. By this full development of the most potentially productive human resources, you will create enough wealth to finance the best military and the most generous social services. No one offers us this option, yet they make sure they get the best athletic talent developed the same way, so they know how to get this done. The reason the rich parasites brainwash people that sucking your thumb in college, working without pay and living like a 15-year-old is an achievement to be proud of is that they, meaning the only people with power and influence in this country, gain all their wealth by turning superior talent into wimps who won't rebel against their employers stealing most of what they produce.
On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.
Don't know. We cannot know until we know who will be Pres and what the make up of Congress will be. After Tomorrow, I may be able to give you a better prediction.
Be sure to work hard and get lots of overtime. People on welfare want more steaks and free upgrades to smart phones with unlimited data packages.
There is no way to remove the disadvantage of those born into poor families, because the disadvantages are much more complex and pervasive than just money. There is no way to grant free access to anything without affecting its quality. There is no benefit to giving people free education of any kind based only on whether they can survive the coursework, because education is an investment and covering the entire cost of the investment for someone else encourages malinvestment. There is no way to provide food and shelter such that equal physical health is achieved.Option C:
Being among the top 50% of the economic forces in the world.
Almost complete removal of the disadvantage of those born into poor families.
Free access to quality health care for the poor.
Free access to all schooling levels and all schools for those capable of completing the coursework.
Food and shelter safety nets that serve to allow equal physical health.
Being among the top 50% of military forces in the world.
Progressive taxation is applied without loopholes.
Cue Orwellian dystopian stories. Also, Option D is really just a paraphrase of Option C.Option D:
Unknown world economic power status.
Enforcing equality of outcome (not to be confused with equality of opportunity).
Unknown world military power status.
Taxes are decided based on the amount needed to create equality of outcome.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
Given the extreme hatred between the conservatives and the extreme-right extra-terrestrial nutters, civil war seems the best you can hope for.
There never is and never will be free education or free healthcare. It is simply a matter of hiding who is paying for it through government. So B and C are right out. D is a failed totalitarian nightmare - the nations who have tried it have inevitably spun into poverty and wreckage. So I guess I'm left with A.
“If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures.”
- Alexander Hamilton. Spiritual father of #NeverTrump