1st of all, our unions are basically busted–which is a sad consequence of corporatization. 2nd, I am hoping you don’t think I’m an ivory tower person? I’m 70 and live on social security–period.
The immigration thing is complicated. I don’t think we should let our country be overrun, but then, I think we should let more immigrants in than we do. Where are these people from war torn, and environmental catastrophes supposed to go? You want to kill them all? Drown them? Starve them? What if it was your country that experienced a nuclear disaster, or a major hurricane or tornado? Wouldn’t you want other country’s to lend a hand, maybe house you for a while?
I also believe in Democratic Socialism. Everyone should be paid a fair wage–no matter who they are, and in fact I think we should drastically cut the military budget, kill the Military industrial complex, and make peace machines, not war heads and weapons of mass destruction. Then we should establish a guaranteed income for every adult. I don’t believe in walls. I do believe in employee run business with quarterly pay-outs of a percentage of profits–to the employees.
I’m also a feminist and believe there should be zero tolerance for inequality of wages or worth.