Seriously. What if we stopped funding giant corporations when they're about to fail, stopped bombing countries overseas, and actually taxed rich people who don't invest in the community at a higher rate? And what if we then reformed our tax code and welfare system so that every person who is a citizen gets the SAME amount of assistance their whole lives no matter what. For example, everyone would have a set amount to spend on food, rent, and frivolities respectively and equally (no one gets more assistance than anyone else, but it's enough for the basics in life). Now you could choose to live on just the bare minimum, and some would (and my preference would be that they have to volunteer if they choose not to work). But then you would also be free to learn a trade, go to a university, or just work at a gas station for whatever more and of course that income would be taxed. And the more you make the more you're taxed (within reason, and with tax breaks for people who invest in the community at all income levels). Imagine that. There'd be no beggars, crime rates would plummet, the price and demand for labor would rise (that's a good thing), we'd have MORE art to enjoy, we'd have less mental illness, and we'd all be able to change our lives at any given time if we needed to or wanted to for any reason. I know it's radical, and scary to some of you. But really, why would this be so bad?
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We already live in a broken system that has socialist functions. Why not explore more options for our country? Why keep on this path of destruction? I don't get why you people are so against change. All I'm doing is posing an idea and no one has any valid reasons as to why it won't work. I'm not here to be right, I'm here to discuss. Saying it won't work and leaving it at that is not much of a discussion.