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Why is it always that when the issue of Socialism is raised the examples of Russia, China or Cuba are trotted out? Can you really compare the totalitarian or facist states where privacy, individual freedoms, etc. are sharply curtailed and the governement inposes involuntary communism on a Proletariat so a small ruling class can live large off the proceeds and funnel the rest into the military police that maintain the racket to the progressive socialist countries in Northern Europe? Can you?
But we are not in those parts of the world. In this part of the world, the U.S. there are well over 20 million people out of work. We also know that this number does not reflect the (millions?) that have given up ever finding work again. We also know that across ALL industries in this country the number of open job positions is less than 2.4 million. Oregon has less than four million people and I don't know how many open job vacancies but it seems that to be concerned with the wages being earned by the presently employed is... ... silly.
Going forward there are two things that can be done: the first is to immediately halve the wages of all workers thereby allowing a doubling of workforce with no additional burden on employers. This includes minimum wage workers. This option is not my favorite but since it appears impossible to consider the other option: additional taxes on those with net worths over $10 Million, it is the only viable plan.
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