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Sat Nov 16, 2013, 02:41 PM

39. I support some of her policies but

some others are sheer illogical.

The minimum wage increase is necessary to build a strong middle class and reward people who help create wealth at the top.

However, she favors "collectivizing" (i.e. nationalizing) Amazon and Microsoft two of some of the most innovative and successful companies who are not known to be the top exploiters of the working class. I doubt a government would strive to stock 1,000,000 plus items in dozens of warehouses and ship them for free withing 2-3 days at a decent price and .. if something goes wrong, offer an immediate refund.

She also favors rent control which hurts the very people it is intended to help. Rent control failed miserably in India and she should know that because she grew up there. Rent control dries up available housing at any price and since there is no profit incentive to build rental housing, no new rental construction takes place, costing thousands of jobs. In India, in places like Mumbai, $2,000,000 apartments carry a rent carried forward from the 50's of 75 cents a month which doesn't even cover sweeping costs of the common areas. This results in dilapidated and unsafe buildings which end up being death traps.

I have no problem with a Scandinavian style socialism where everyone shares the wealth and pain equally. Her brand of Marxism means only those who have worked hard to create businesses and new technologies suffer all the pain and the workers get all the benefits. There has to be an incentive for capital formation in the real world.

In any event, congratulations to a sister from my place of birth and hopefully she will be able to moderate some of her extreme positions in order to keep climbing the ladder of success.

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