Setting the living wage

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    One of the advantages of a socialist system is it's ability to be static and keep a balance across the entire social system from worker to product to retired, etc. There are few ripples, and therefore few adjustments to be made, maybe minor tinkering. Citizens are more confident and assured of an ongoing balance from birth to the grave.

    Americans on the other hand live in a world of chaos, depressions, rising prices, falling wages, insecurities of jobs & retirements & health, and cost increases. The turmoil is more noticable when looking at the forest from outside the trees.

    We would be wise to turn to socialism for some of our systems, like costs & benefits of labor. We have a DOT system that outlines all employment & dutys, and could also be integrated with wage rates to create a standarized cost of living in America. By controlling wages & salarys, we could fix food & living expenses to a living wage. Everything else would fall in line with the standard and become static.

    In the German system for example product prices are about the same. The difference is in the service given with the product, and the duribility of the product. It is quality over quanity. In America products are chaotically priced and sold, and made to be replaced, even going so far as to sell you extended warrantys against the coming failure of the product. We are quanity over quality.

    We can see the quality work if we turn back time to the 1920s. Look at the ornate homes, jewelry, furniture, cars, etc. Go have a look at the Hummer, a plastic piece of junk riding on the name for sales. At least a Pendelton shirt has earned the name of quality.
     
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    LMAO!

    Bottom up, top down, so everybody ends up exactly the same in the middle. Individuality and personal responsibility chucked straight out the fuckin' window.

    Fuck you!......That's not what made this country great, and further proves that progressives and their agenda is one of this great country's enemies that must be defeated at ALL COST!

    Fact is, Shintao, nobody owes you a god damn thing!

    But at least you exposed yourself for what you truly are, an anti-american weasel!
     
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    Germans really do make some of the highest quality stuff including tools and cars.
     
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    It is not hard to do, Australia has much lower unemployment levels the the USA, it is the only developed country that suffered no recession during the Global Financial Crises, and yet our minimum wages are higher than the USA, you can live in honorable poverty on them, by which I mean you will have everything you need, not everything you will want.
     
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    If if person works full time they should expect to have everything they need.

    If the system can not provide that, then why work at all?

    Best to go underground and fuck the entire system.
     
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    LOL! You can't afford me. hehehehee! Are you reading this thread or have you been sucking a jug of wine and begging again?

    Please point out where I said anybody owed me anything, cock sucker. Now look real hard lil boy, put down the sign "will suck cock for food" sign.
     
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    So if I'm really good skilled laborer and "fuck face" next to me sucks donkey dick, then why should he make the same as me?
     
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    Since Reagan, most of the hand outs have gone to corporations and wealthy share holders in the form of subsidies, bailouts, and regulatory favors. Competition has been actively undermined through the formation of monopolies in every area of the economy, from health insurance to energy. The owners of pharmaceutical corporations are protected from foreign competition, but their workers are not. Reagan and Bush spent more than their Democratic predecessors by a staggering margin. They also grew the federal workforce by comparison. When Republicans stop robbing tax payers to take care of corporations, they will be taken seriously. Until then, all this blather about socialism and welfare seems silly.

    The Conservative Nanny State
     
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    Well, supply and demand can be tricky things, and different things have different values to different people. This is why markets are proper and just in this regard.

    What you say about durability has significantly more merit. landfills bear witness to the shitty products we have, not to mention the number of times i've heard sexagenarian Rush Limbaugh listeners have a product fail and exclaim "there ought to be a law"
     
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    How childish of you, were you deprived a baba when you were a lil tike?
     

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