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Old 06-29-2018, 09:21 AM   #69
B_Ambuehl B_Ambuehl is offline
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It sounds good on paper, problem is in our society the social safety nets must continue to grow bigger and bigger supported by less and less people due to 3 reasons:

1. The shift from an industrial boom to technology, which requires more education and smarts to succeed. In 1950s america a poor uneducated an with a family of 4 could work an industrial job and earn a solid middle class income. So could all his kids. That's no longer as common. There is no longer good economic upward mobility. Only 30% of poor will ever have middle class income:

http://www.pewtrusts.org/~/media/ass...ingonuppdf.pdf

On the other side, people born into the middle class are moving into the upper middle class at an advancing rate:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opini...=.36c44b1816bb

Which is exactly what you'd expect based on demographic data, college tuition costs, family size differences etc.

The poor demographic also happens to be the fastest growing, population wise.

2. You'll need to continue adding more poor immigrants for votes. All that does is cause more problems with #1. Things never get better all it does is stress the entire system.

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine...istake/528678/

3. Changing demographics as far as age groups. Baby boomers are retiring, social security is MASSIVELY underfunded, so the rest of America already faces a certainty of having to pay for it all:

http://www.mauldineconomics.com/fron...-no-seat-belts

And you'll want to add to that more social safety nets and more people into the systems?

The math just doesn't work.

If a democrat came up with a plan that would address all those factors I'd listen, but I haven't heard it yet.
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