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The only sustainable path forward is a structural shift in which government takes up more and more of the slack in employment in step with the pace that businesses require fewer employees. This will also require higher and higher taxes to sustain.

Therein lies the circular argument that perpetually fails (both in reality, and in its death among the hopeful.)

The more government provides employment that rational society will not or can not, the less society actually produces.
The less society actually produces, the less discretionary income is available to tax.
The less available to tax... well... its pretty obvious where this always leads.

Government has valid purposes... creating economic growth ain't one of them.
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