Dems or Repubs do you honestly feel it is the government's role to end poverty?

1)Do you feel free markets should dictate wages? 2) Do you feel more jobs are NOT created when minimum wage is increased? 3) Do you think minimum wages should just be a stepping stone and not a lifetime choice of wages, an entry level choice for teens and young people just starting out?

Asked By: Pink Tresses - 5/17/2008
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I am a liberal Indy... More
Answered By: politicoswizzlestick - 5/17/2008
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end poverty = no 1 = yes 2 = yes 3 = yes
Answered By: netnazivictim - 5/17/2008
1)To an extent 2) No. Look at CEO wages in comparison to what happens down the chain. 3) It should be, but it's not as the US economy has switched from a manufacture economy to a service economy.
Answered By: Forget War Buy More - 5/17/2008
The causes of poverty are, unwed parents, no high school,
Answered By: Let the facts confuse U - 5/17/2008
I'm a Republican, but my views don't necessarily agree with my party... More
Answered By: King Duck - 5/17/2008
If you left it up to the markets about wages there would be no working class. They would be paying about the same rate as they do in third world countries.
Answered By: Pat M - 5/17/2008
The free market has always been a disaster, The point government economics is to be a buffer and it is the only reason we have not had a depression since the great one. The distribution of wealth if done in the right proportions spurs on capitalism for intelligence comes from everywhere and equality only gives... More
Answered By: olin h - 5/17/2008
as best as i have been able to tell, poverty is defined as being below a certain percentile of income (for instance the lowest 10%) , under such definition, poverty can only be ended by absolute equivalence... More
Answered By: Robin - 5/17/2008
Markets should be free. Within limits. Without these limits free markets tend to concentrate whatever wealth is available into fewer and fewer hands. Allowed to continue, this will shrink the market. As the market shrinks, society will stratify into a propertied class spending more and more of their time and... More
Answered By: Robert K - 5/17/2008
the government's role to end poverty? YES. The private sector is incapable of doing so as the U.S. slides from the top in manufacturing and sales... More
Answered By: TBDDF - 5/17/2008
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