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I know people on welfare who don't work at all

Posted by: DonS ( USA ) on November 03, 1999 at 13:45:05:

In Reply to: Work or Starve---just like the ways things are NOW posted by Stoller on November 01, 1999 at 14:08:49:

: : How does a Communist get around that? Forget about the out and out alcoholic or junkie, what about the goldbrick? The professional office politico? If it is a system that dictates, it is the system that assumes responsibility of all half-loads.

: Communists do not tolerate goldbricks, Frenchy.

: Workers either work or starve---just like the ways things are HERE AND NOW in the capitalist society.

Don: That's funny. I know people on welfare who don't work at all, and most of them seem to be gaining weight.

: Work or starve---the same RIGHT.

: Work or starve---the same FREEDOM.

: The only difference in the socialist future: the workers will call the shots, not the capitalists.

Don: Don't you mean some Party elite calling the shots, massive purges, no individual rights, mass starvation, concentration camps, and so on?

: People will have to work.

: ALL the people.

Don: Yes, that's what I thought you meant.

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