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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-28-07 09:17 PM
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45. Join the 'Billionaires for Bush Club'
Special to the Examiner
April 24, 2007

~snip~ The minimum wage should be reduced. American industry cannot compete with third-world workers who earn in a day what our workers earn in an hour. This makes U.S. goods too expensive to compete on the world market and contributes to industries leaving for cheaper labor markets in foreign countries. All wages should be brought into line with world realities. This will make American industry more competitive and we won't be losing jobs to overseas labor markets. It will also make workers hungrier and less likely to strike and damage industry profits. ~snip~

There should be a flat tax. A progressive tax unfairly burdens rich people by making them pay a greater percentage of tax than the poor. Everyone should pay the same rate. By allowing the wealthy to keep more of their money, profits in banks and investment programs will increase. This will make more money available for working people to borrow. Simple. ~snip~

Expand the size of the military. In a shrinking world, an imperial global economy controlled by the U.S. is important. The military is the enforcement arm of the economic empire and perpetual war has many benefits: it provides employment for the poor who traditionally cost the country by packing the prisons and welfare roles; it inflates the military-industrial complex thereby providing jobs in war-related industry; it increases the president's power by circumventing the Constitution and giving him special war powers thereby streamlining government and making it more efficient; and it opens the natural resources of third-world countries to American development. Perpetual war is important to the economy.

Moreover, by taking poor kids off the streets and giving them meaningful employment in the military, we provide them with a future. If they are killed or injured, private insurance they purchase should provide for their care. This will benefit the insurance industry and save billions by eliminating the Veterans Administration. ~snip~

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