MTgrayling wrote:We are many, they are few.
We don't have to take their shit, and yet we still do?
There simply arent enough of them rich fuckers. (who, btw, you should know get no love from me). Ive read many times that rich folks, even if we taxed them 100%, are a drop in the bucket compared to our entitlement obligations. Corporations will just continue to leave the country and never bring their taxable profits back. If the last 20yrs have proven anything, its proven that reality in spades. We cannot tax and spend our way to a solution. Period. Thusly...this...
MTgrayling wrote:Rise up people!
...is a total fail. The guy has no other ideas than tax those that work to the point they wont bother anymore to give even more to those who wont even bother to try cause...money aint for nothing and your chicks are free. I want my mtv!!!
Bruiser wrote:And as much as I admire the greatest generation, especially for their sacrifices during enormous war efforts, we are way more productive these days.
Solely because of technology (perhaps you could also say we work smarter, not harder, but we surely dont work any harder). To be fair though, technology is as big a culprit in our job crisis as offshoring. Many workers have had to make great strides in grappling with tech advances to remain employable within their economic sector. Those who have should be applauded. Those who havent however, need to try harder or smarter. Cause the need for retraining has never been an excuse for just giving up and going on unemployment for six years and then bitching for more when that well is threatened with running dry. You adapt and overcome, not throw a tantrum over how hard it is and shamelessly go on the dole.
Weve set ourselves up for this problem due to lack of foresight in the whole globalization experiment and the politicians responsible should be thrown out of office. I fully admit Bernie Sanders isnt one of them and for that he should be applauded. BUT, we cannot go down the socialist shithole path europe is going down. That's like doubling down on the "wrong track", not correcting our past errors. Diligent hard work is what got us to the top of the pile, along with some homefield advantage deriving from spoils of war. Diligent smart work and innovation is what will keep us on top, not indulging those who have chosen to drop out altogether, no matter how high their numbers are. They are #cannon fodder - is that how that waste of time called twitter works?