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Almost Half of America is on Welfare   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2014-8-26 14:22:51 |Display all floors
SimaYi Post time: 2014-8-26 14:13
never will

You seem to have trouble looking up when your head is down.

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Post time 2014-8-26 14:26:17 |Display all floors
Boston101 Post time: 2014-8-26 14:22
You seem to have trouble looking up when your head is down.

same goes to u

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Post time 2014-8-26 14:31:44 |Display all floors
Well China doesn't have any such quandaries because its welfare system is virtually non- existent. That's many, many millions of people who don't get a fen from the wonderful Chinese government.

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Post time 2014-8-26 14:46:31 |Display all floors
SimaYi Post time: 2014-8-26 14:26
same goes to u

Whatever ....

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Boston101 Post time: 2014-8-26 14:46
Whatever ....

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Post time 2014-8-26 17:15:06 |Display all floors
I disagree with the negative attitude about social assistance programs. My ideals are that the human race should function like an effective and caring family. In such families, the more-capable members support the less-capable. Goods are distributed according to need. The advent of automation also ensures that low-skilled labor will be in ever-decreasing demand. Some way must be found to provide a decent life for the less-capable people. And providing this "welfare income" is essential to the capitalist system in which the profits of the capable are really dependent upon the purchasing-power of the less-capable. This is just common sense. I don't understand why so many wealthy people don't understand this.
My problem is simple: I just know better than everyone-else!

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Post time 2014-8-26 18:14:46 |Display all floors
China has not made the gross mistakes of uncontrolled capitalism. Its capitalism is still controlled. Its socialism is also controlled or limited. There is a balance of two each checking the other and the people benefitting.  It will still have many downsides of socialism and capitalism, effects of greed and incompetence and corruption. But so long as there is an active policy and will at the top to maintain a balance of capitalism and socialism and eliminate corruption, AND most of the people understand the strategy, they will do well. Perhaps this is what they mean by Communism with Chinese characteristics...
Similarly, other countries have to find their own balance and attend to their own details. It again depends on the top.
There is an old saying in India - the fish always starts to rot from the head...So, if the head is fine, the rest will follow and thrive. In many countries in the west, we can see why there is so much rot, when the people at the bottom are really well educated, good, hardworking, productive, creative workers... The ability to bankrupt a country like the USA requires some real effort from the top and they have managed it!
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