Jerry Brown Flashback: We Need More Welfare and Fewer Jobs

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    SNIP;

    For a guy known to hold some pretty strange views, this might be the most bizarre perspective on welfare policy I have ever seen. Here is Jerry Brown from his Pacifica Radio show in 1995 (full transcript here):
    JB on Welfare Reform

    The conventional viewpoint says we need a jobs program and we need to cut welfare. Just the opposite! We need more welfare and fewer jobs. Jobs for every American is doomed to failure because of modern automation and production. We ought to recognize it and create an income-maintenance system so every single American has the dignity and the wherewithal for shelter, basic food, and medical care. I’m talking about welfare for all. Without it, you’re going to have warfare for all. Without a universal health care like every other civilized country, without a minimum level of income, this country will explode. You can’t blame the guy at the bottom forever. At some point there’s a reaction and we’ll see that the real criminals are those calling the tune, making the rules, and walking to the bank. We have the money, we have the brain power. The United States now has the highest measured wealth of any nation ever in the history of the world. We could rebuild our cities, we could create the kind of buying power and community well-being that will provide for peace. The guaranteed income is one way. Another way is to have always the availability of work in a nonprofit, in community service. A third is to start giving people training to develop skills where they can be self-supporting. You could come up with a cash supplement. Even conservatives have suggested a negative income tax to cut out the bureaucracy. If we were smart, we’d get rid of welfare and give people a family assistance like they do in Europe…

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    Jerry Brown Flashback: We Need More Welfare and Fewer Jobs - Big Government
     
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    Jerry Brown recently stated that calling a black the N word was much worse and not even comparable to someone with his campaign calling his opponent a whore.
    His opponent is better qualified than him. He is nothing more than a career politician.
     
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    He's right about one thing....fewer and fewer Americans are going to be economically viable workers as automatic and technology eat up their jobs.

    There is no MARKET FIX for this problem.(unless you think allowing the majority of American to go slowly broke is a market solution)

    The solutions are going to have to be political.
     
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    Wrong, all that does is make us a lazier and less educated society. China now has more honor students than we have students. We now are 27th in the industrialized world in math, tech and science graduates.
    Those low skill manufacturing jobs are never coming back.
    Government had no place protecting the buggy makers when the automobile took all of their jobs. They have no place now protecting jobs that are obsolete due to technology.
    EDUCATION is how India and China are doing it.
     
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    I say we all become a bunch of LAZY drones and rely on the DADDY and MOMMY Guberment to take care of us.
    That way we can all become SLAVES to the state AND the elitist Guberment sugar daddy who runs it....:woohoo:
     
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