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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:14 AM

The Twelve Word Platform

1. Medicare for All
2. End the Wars
3. Tax the Rich
4. A Jobs Guarantee

(Found on Naked Capitalism.)

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PETRUS Nov 2012 OP
KansDem Nov 2012 #1
PETRUS Nov 2012 #7
SickOfTheOnePct Nov 2012 #2
PETRUS Nov 2012 #5
Delphinus Nov 2012 #3
JackN415 Nov 2012 #4
Cal Carpenter Nov 2012 #6

Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:17 AM

1. Sure beats Reagan's "Nine-Word Platform"


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Response to KansDem (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 06:16 PM

7. Ha!

Took me a minute, but I think I got you.

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Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:18 AM

2. I'm for all except the last one

Not sure how that's even possible to enforce.

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Response to SickOfTheOnePct (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 12:33 PM

5. Are you expressing doubt or opposition?

It's not only possible, there are examples to follow. Effective policies could involve one or more public employers of last resort and sensible structuring of labor markets, e.g. the length of the workweek.

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Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:18 AM

3. Like it.

Let's do it.

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Response to PETRUS (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 11:33 AM

4. I would change #3 and #4

 

3. Fair tax
4. Job-growth centric

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Response to JackN415 (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 01:10 PM

6. What do those things mean

and who gets to define them?

What is fair? Fair to whom?

What is 'job-growth centric'? Do the so-called corporate 'job creators' get to continue arguing that they need more tax breaks in order to 'create jobs'?

For our economic conditions to change and become more democratic, I think the language in the OP is far more appropriate. It is a better starting point, anyway, and it challenges the faulty assumptions at the foundation of our national discussion of these issues.

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