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Old 10-07-2022, 05:46 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Originally Posted by Wayfarerz View Post
Bluntly, any current social problems will probably NOT be solved by the kind of big gov't programs that we've seen in the past.

In the decades following WWII, the US was the world economy. The tremendous wealth the US generated post WWII is largely gone. Spent on a lot of things - including big gov't social programs.

Who on the planet has enough money to fund an American leftist utopia - no one! Well, maybe the Chinese and few of their friends, but somehow I don't think they're going to bail us out.
Interestingly, it is these so-called "leftist" programs that got us out of the Great Depression and improved the living wages in the early to mid 20th century.

The USA still has the highest GDP in the world. More of the profit margins are going to the top earners (ie, billionaires and multi-millionaires), as opposed to increasing the wealth of working Americans as they did in the post Great Depression early and mid twentieth century.

The only people I really hear speak of utopias are rightist people. We do have the GDP to really move wealth back into the hands of working Americans. It's just a matter of the people using political will and courage to get us there. It's not a matter of big or small government. It's a question of "who does the government work for?" Is it the billionaires and warlords, or working Americans? FTR, China is in about no ways "leftist," unless you have a very limited definition of that term.
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Old 10-07-2022, 06:48 AM
 
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