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  1. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    I am a progressive libertarian and the room says it is open to progressives. You should rename name it the statist democrat only room so you can continue to circle jerk around incongruent public policy goals in the name of Wall Street donors.
  2. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    You should leave the DNC. That you prioritize bigger checks for drug addicts over investing money in creating educational opportunities for people reflects that parties mindset that people must be kept tied to the federal government for their survival.
  3. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    Then we disagree.
  4. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    As I said, I don't care where the money comes from. Eliminate the EITC and give the handicapped a bigger check if that is your concern. Pay for free college by taking a couple aircraft carriers to the auction block. We need to stop catering to the lowest among us at the expense of the more efficient use of our public funds.
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    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    There doesn't need to be a good argument for eliminating the EITC. More people will benefit from a free university education than enjoy that now. Like I said, I don't care where the money comes from, the democrats who scream about government subsidizing worker wages at Walmart seem to not realize that it is through the EITC. Do away with it and Walmart will have to pay more competitive wages to attract workers. EITC is also the source of much of the fraudulent tax returns having been filed in recent years. The IRS was paying out the money based on what the returns represented without actually processing them. By the time they found out the thing was fraud, often the money was wired away and the perpetrators vanished without a trace. It is one of the reasons they delayed sending out checks in 2017 for 2016 returns.
  6. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    One can be progressive without being a statist democrat. If everyone gets a free college degree, we shouldn't need to have much in the way of welfare
  7. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    1. The number of people in the middle class who are not is reflected in the high median credit card debt and it is more than just a "percentage" as you previously indicated. 2. I don't care how free college gets paid for. Pay for it by eliminating the earned income tax credit for all I care. 3. I don't care what you think about my attitude. You strike me as someone who would be all for "the environment" without actually supporting anything that would adversely affect you personally. We are responsible for too much of the world's pollution as is and the last thing we need to do is add to that with more pointless consumerism. 4. The disproportionate high wages drive the influx of people to the west coast and the disproportionate high wages create more money chasing after the same goods which leads to housing inflation which leads to homelessness. 5. People all around the world can live "comfortable, prosperous" lives on less money than Americans make and certainly less than $20/hour. The government, however, in the US needs to drive wages up to continue to monetize the debt which drives the purchasing power of the US dollar down since fiat currency is debt backed and not gold backed.
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    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    Don't see how that logically follows.
  9. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    I am fine with free college but you are not going to pay for it with $20 Minimum Wage because it would drive costs up across the board. $200K professors would become $400K professors. The average household credit card debt is over $16K so "only a percentage" seems naive at best. Raising minimum wage does not put that many people in a better situation. If the west coast is any indication, it is more likely to make them homeless because it drives up housing costs first. In the end however it does not change what I stated. It is very bad for the environment. That people think increased consumption doesn't come with increased pollution/carbon output is naive at best. Your defense in increased consumption completely ignores both that and that increased consumption does not create wealth for the purchaser. It only creates more wealth for the elite. An iphone costs like $10 to manufacture. It is the $300 in software licensing that prices it so high. Higher rents favor the landlords not the tenants. More car sales favors Wall Street who will see their stocks rise, not the purchaser who sees their investment's value fall as soon as they drive it off the lot. The only way to close the wealth gap is to force people into wealth creating investments, and that will not be done by creating more digits on a paycheck. Those are illusions of wealth.
  10. Society values nurses more. You don't even have to speak English, let alone have an education, to do construction.
  11. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    Call it what you will but there is no point trying to close the wealth gap if you allow poor and poorly educated people to waste that money on iGadgetry and gold-plated hub caps. You would simply dilute the purchasing power of the dollar, all the cash would still end up in the hands of Apple and hub cap makers and the poor would be just as left behind. Unfortunately, even educated middle class people fall into the same trap maxing out their credit and blowing every penny trying to live beyond their means.
  12. Equal pay rewards the least productive workers at the expense of the more productive workers
  13. Kacper

    The Most Liberal Thread Ever

    We need to put a carbon tax on all goods so that people with a $20 Minimum Wage will not add more carbon output to the planet.
  14. Kacper

    So Who Are We Going To Support In 2020?

    I think we are ready for a woman if she is the right woman. Susan Collins on the GOP side would generically be a good woman for them to run but for her accent being so grating to listen to. She certainly is moderate enough and has some good credentials. Likewise I think Gillibrand would be a good choice for the DNC. Elizabeth Warren is probably their worst choice but she seems to be the favorite.
  15. Kacper

    So Who Are We Going To Support In 2020?

    You would be hard-pressed to find someone older than him. Gillibrand would have a better chance.
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