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    first-world country, then government-based benefits -- retirement, unemployment, retraining, child care, and health-care -- become the logical response of citizens to market forces, to replace the benefits they used to receive from their employers and from the communities where they were able to live stably near family and friends for an entire career. Either businesses pay up front for their workers, or they will have to pay indirectly through higher taxes or lower sales.

    Even slaveholders had to clothe, house, and feed their slaves. We are proving John C. Calhoun right. Workers are worse off than slaves.

    You Don't Happen To Make It. You Make It Happen !

    by jeffrey789 on Thu Feb 27, 2014 at 03:06:34 PM PST

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