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Everything can be outsourced. Non-sequitur.
No, the argument is that people will do what people do, which is increase their expenses as their income increases.
When they have to cut back, they won't, and instead end up on the six o'clock news whining that it's so unfair and that they should get to keep the house they can no longer afford. We've seen this before.
Start your own company and employee a few hundred people.
Let us know how that turns out. Tell us what skills it took or how it was so easy, a caveman could do it.
You casually dismiss the amount of time and effort that goes into creating a thriving and successful enterprise and almost certainly know nothing about it.
That's the attitude of people who believe they should be rewarded for greater effort, better attitude and greater skills.
Those less skilled have a well known avenue for increasing their income. Lots of people do it everyday.
The database guy CAN unload the trucks with dinner on them.
The loading dock guy CAN'T upgrade the databases. That is why you make more money than he does.
Do you suppose the guy working the loading dock will come in on the weekend and upgrade the databases? Why not? He now makes the same as you.
More likely that people were being paid the market rate for their skill set.
Now, ALL skill sets pay about the same.
Think about that as you sit there, upgrading a server and looking at the B.S. Degree on your wall that cost you $50k (way back when). The Receptionist is making as much as you do now.
No one is keeping you in shackles mining salt. You are free to find employment elsewhere. In a different location, industry, discipline. It's up to you.
So here you are, a clerk or some other lower on the totem pole individual who is now making $70k. You buy a house, maybe a used car, or the reverse, either way, you increase you expenses because you can. Even frugal people would do it, it's human nature.
So now it's a few years later. The company goes under, you get laid off and you go around looking for a job that pays $70k for doing what you were doing.
None to be had.
Compensation has been commensurate to your skills for hundreds of years. It may suck for the unskilled, but that's what works. For the employer and the employee. You increase your skills, you increase your pay. Do more, get paid more. When everyone makes the same or nearly the same for vastly different levels of skill and effort, then you are headed for trouble in the long term. Just look up the Jamestown Colony and how it worked out for them.
I think this has been tried before
Great, the Universe masturbates.
Calling Scientology a Religion is like call Mary Kay Products a Religion.
tries to be beneficial to society.
So Islam is out then.
The EMR discussion is not necessarily related to Obamacare.