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mvd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-03-11 12:13 PM
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183. You have the right idea
There needs to be more government and not less. The biggest reason I trust government more than corporations: we can vote for who we put in government. If government is weak, corporations influence who they want in government, and it's not a country of the people anymore. Regulations give us clean water and air, safe food, etc.

I'd pay for everything with steep cuts to the defense budget, ending the wars, closing tax loopholes, and raising the top tax rate to at least 50% and maybe more on multi-millions.

Some things we should get at minimum:

- All necessary health care should be paid for through our taxes
- 4 day work week
- At least a month of vacation time each year
- Government-paid shelter, food, clothing for the needy (in addition to food stamps we already have)
- Minimum wage should be livable
- Retirement at 60
- One big thing for me: no one should be able to take your home
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