More Bernie Sanders “progressive” (not socialist!) rubbish to try and fix the capitalist economy and unable to think about ending the failed capitalist economy.
Merely giving unemployed and impoverished workers a job until the next capitalist will hopefully employ these workers is not solution.
The kind of economy needed is one that provides a universal minimum standard of living for all people regardless of their ability to hold down a job. Capitalist employers will only employ enough workers, at the lowest rate possible, with minimal or no benefits (such as health, retirement, vacation, overtime, etc.).
The capitalist employer is concerned only about maximizing profit and does everything possible to achieve this. (Move overseas (with minimal taxes and regulation or to corrupt every level of government possible to
turn the U.S into a third world nation. Capitalism must be replaced by a socialist economy.
A genuine socialist candidate should make specific and immediate demands to really answer the dire conditions of working people. Proposals pro-capitalist CIA controlled Democratic Party will never make.
Demand that all capitalist owned enterprises that lay off, lock out, shut-down or otherwise un-employ and impoverish workers be seized under local public domain laws, and be transitioned to social ownership, democratic control, and workers’ management.
Demand that the nine banker/capitalist controllers of the US central bank, the “FED”, be replaced with pro-working class administrators to guide the economy towards a universal minimum standard of living for all, not to maximize the wealth of capitalists.
Demand the creation of non-profit State banks across the nation to provide low-interest loans to local governments and low-interest credit cards to consumers. End parasitic for-profit capitalist banking.
Demand that State mandated driver and vehicle insurance be included in annual license registration fees to end capitalist profiteering private auto insurance.
The principle involved in these socialist demands is to provide a living socialist alternative to “pseudo-left” and “progressive” demands which attempt to reform, tax, micro-manage capitalist enterprises, not decisively end them.
The goal of a socialist economy is to provide an universal minimum, ecologically sound, standard of living for allpeople. No single party or it’s “leaders” can realistically manage an entire socialist economy, which requires daily the critical thinking involvement and solidarity of tens of millions of workers.