Well I am pleased to know you are not one of those ignorant idealists who believe communism can actually work. Fascism is the same; it does not work. I still believe moderately regulate capitalism. Human greed and evil is the very reason why some systems don't work, and this is why unregulated capitalism does not work, for it IS akin to anarchy. The major players that have dominated, such as Carnegie and Rockefeller have proven this before. America today, and many other capitalistic societies are a mix between socialism and capitalism, and it has not proven detrimental. However, countries that rely heavily on socialistic principles have exceptionally high taxes due to the amount of money required for socialism, and many countries put so much into it they go into debt. The USA is becoming increasingly socialist, but we are not to that extreme point yet. I do agree with welfare and some social programs to get back on an economic high, but I feel that great strides are essential to the eradication of the loafers on society (my government professor has even wrote and pitched a law to our congressman suggesting that high school education or GED equivalent be required to receive welfare) but overall, that socialism provides too much an avenue for people to kick back and get paid without getting work. Instead of welfare benefits that, when totaled, equal more than minimum wage does, I feel we should increase the regulation of Capitalism to force better prices and employees. Of course this could be viewed bordering on socialism but I never said we weren't mixed. When I challenged you I saw that you said Capitalism simply does not work, and I didn't know your entire viewpoint. While I respectfully disagree that regulated Capitalism can be efficient, I agree a mixed one is often the case, and works just as well. On to the gun issue, well that made me laugh. The only people who are genuine about taking away guns are extremists or ignorant people. That would require a constitutional amendment, for crying out loud! Finally, the tax issue I must strongly oppose. I understand where one may come from when considering a flat rate; it seems fair enough, after all. However, coming from a lower-income housing (just for the record, low-income does NOT mean welfare recipient) I can say that 50 percent income tax would be unbearable. The higher up the food chain you went, the easier the money would be to dish out. The lower, the more harm you do to those that you are taxing. While maybe not a perfectly rounded "higher income higher tax" rate be necessary, I do feel a flat rate for all is unfair, as it produces a burden on the lower-income.
1. Gracias mi amigo. 2. Thank you for your realizism re anrachist capitilsim. 3. Miniarchist capitalism is better, but does not provide for the people. 3. i do not know about Carnigie and Rockerfeller. I am a product of a faulty school system. Catch me up? 4. Welfare is a form of socialism to me. 5. I agree about those who commit welfare fraud. 6. Corporate welfare should not exist. 7. How is it capitalism if it is regulated? 8. Define mixed economy. That seems to contradict itself. 8. I disagree. 50% of minimum wage is less money than 50% of higher income.