Given the deplorable state of wages for the bottom half of workers, do people even have the means?

to provide for themselves without government? In the 50's living wage jobs were plentiful and not particularly hard to be qualified for. Without rebuilding the American middle class, can we really expect many Americans to be able to bootstrap it given the high volume of low paying dead end jobs in the over sized service sector? sophist: how about land?

Asked By: Matthew D Rises - 7/26/2012
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Most Americans benefit from tax-funded programs, and don't even stop to think about it... More
Answered By: Endorse Freedom - 7/26/2012
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I am almost certain you will get a Con that says that low wages is what Obama wants even though low wages for the bottom half is a direct result of their policies.
Answered By: Quan - 7/26/2012
Low wages are definitely what Obama wants. That is all, thank you.
Answered By: The Grim Reality - 7/26/2012
I think so; it's hard, and you can't really bootstrap it, but you can survive on ramen noodles, and live in a crack motel; as long as it's possible to ride a bike, bus, or walk to a job then, yes; it really doesn't take a whole lot to survive; people are just addicted to a bunch of products; now, if the government... More
Answered By: Sophist Douche Inc. - 7/26/2012
For the people with no skills, they have to realize they are in competition with the Chinese. The unions can no longer prop up their wages. They don't have any skills, so they have to be willing to work for low wages. They have to live in low cost housing, eat low cost food etc. That is reality. The US government is... More
Answered By: Lloyd J - 7/26/2012
1962 welfare recipients were 6 percent, now they are 35 percent. People in those days were ashamed to be living off the rest of us, and now they expect it.
Answered By: Bev - 7/26/2012
We could do quite well and solve the employment issue, but it will take one thing people aren't willing to do: buy American. As long as we remain a service-based society, we'll never regain that lost ground. The fault is ours, however, in that we'd rather be poor and get bargains from retailer that forces companies... More
Answered By: dicksontang - 7/27/2012
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