Why? Do you democritters want to take tire irons away too? How about baseball bats, crowbars, shovels, 2x4's, tree limbs? They'll all work just as well far as I'm concerned. You guys had better get busy and outlaw those too. I heard that a kid nearly choked to death on a cotton ball so those have to go too. Pillows are routinely used in nefarious ways and clearly must be given only to people trained and licensed by the gummint. Your nanny state is falling dangerously behind on it's duties.
I'm pretty outraged about that $2 gasoline.
You're dodging the question again (very bad habit, it gives the impression you don't have, or don't like, the answer).
You said: "For the few who won't work their unemployment benefits should be taken away if they refuse employment."
I said: "If he is able to work and won't then why should he get anything at all?"
We appear to agree, yet you're denigrating me for suggesting the same thing. Comments?
I didn't ask who currently gets to decide and i didn't ask who should get to decide. My question was "who (in a marxist worker's state) gets to decide who gets what"
That's twice you've dodged the question. Maybe the third time will be the charm. (but I'm betting it won't be) lol
Craig said: "For the few who won't work their unemployment benefits should be taken away if they refuse employment."
How is what I posted any different than what you posted?
My psychologist niece says you have a pathological need to be right. You might want to get some help for that.
Wise men often laugh at fools too.
So don't work for the mean old corporations - no one's holding a gun to your head. Be the first to make Karl's fantasy real. Take all that energy you're wasting bellyaching about inequality and do something about it. Be the first on your block to create a genuine collective and make yourself equal to us rich folks.
In most countries, workers have the freedom to create the very collectives you speak of. Why has no group ever been able to sustain one? The reason is that once the proletariat overthrow the bourgeois they inevitably morph back into the same class system themselves. Humans have never seen themselves as equal to every other human and never will.
You don't need anyone's permission, so why don't YOU set up "The Walrath Collective" and show us the error of our Capitalist ways? You could even pitch it as a reality show. I'd certainly watch that show, but I'd be betting heavily against your success. It would be about as close to a sure thing as I can imagine.
Most charter schools aren't union shops, and charter schools are growing way faster than public schools.
You saw it here first, folks! Craig Walrath, noted Internet whiner and closet capitalist has completed Karl Marx's widely discredited fantasy of "The Worker's Utopia."
That's not an answer, that's an opinion. My question was "who gets to decide who gets what" not who should get to decide. Want to take another stab at it? (and I'm still laughing at you).
Not even a cut-and-paste answer to shut up this annoying Tea Party Moron, Craig? I'm laughing at you buddy!
Capitalism rewarded me (as well as most of the people I know) and I was far from the top. Can you explain that away? Please tell me - if the system is as stacked against "the workers" as you say, how did I get to be a multimillionaire on a building maintenance/IT salary?
I don't see any answers. Come on Craig, I'll settle for an answer to one of them.
Capitalism punished him by firing him twice. What his severance was is irrelevant.
Can you answer ANY of my questions? I bet you can't.
Seems to me that your entire argument is that some people make more than you and you don't think that's fair. Well, fairness has many points of view. You think it's fair that people who have more than you somehow owe you some of it. Most of us who have actually earned our wealth strongly disagree with that point of view.
The problem with Marxism is that it's a race to the bottom. The slogan tells all you need to know. "From each according to their ability, to each according to their need." It's obvious that it's better to be one of the "to" people than to be one of the "from" people and so productive people learn quickly to do as little as possible so as to avoid having their efforts "redistributed." The fatal flaw of your ideology is that it requires productive people who are stupid enough to allow themselves to be robbed by the rabble.
Capitalism, on the other hand, is a race to the top. If you work harder, work smarter or create a better product you have the opportunity to be rewarded. Naturally, those not willing to do those things will be left behind.
So, in your workers state, who decides what it means to be "justly rewarded"? Do all those workers vote on who gets what or do they all get the same? If some workers get more because what they do is more difficult or requires higher intelligence then how is that any different from capitalism? If they get the same as everyone else, why on earth would they do the more difficult job at all? If one worker believes he's being under paid, how does he redress that?
Many questions here Craig. We await your answers.