"I don't recall making that claim."
You don't make the claim that progressive policies lead to more prosperous, more equitable society? Forgive me if I've misunderstood you.
I was referring to the concept that some people won't pay taxes. Other than those unable to work I think everyone has a responsibility to pay taxes. Yes I agree with progressive taxation where Billy and Elon pay a larger percentage because they benefit more from government services. However that doesn't mean that Joe Schmo should not pay some taxes.
As far as progressive policies go I support some and others I think are stupid and misguided if not directly hurtful. It is really a case by case issue for me.
Really? Generally, if one does not have plenty of money, they have plnety of time. And time can be contributed when money can't. This goes back to my support for a CCC-like program where, if you're going to use taxpayer dollars to support those who don't earn an income, then you owe it to that taxpayer to maximize the utilization of that labor pool. Freeways are always in need of trash pick-up, as are rivers and streams. Even if it wasn't 40 hours a week, why not whatever it took to keep public areas clean and in order? What is the down side?
When I say some people are unable to contribute I am referring to children, the elderly and the disabled not simply the lazy. I would be all for a CCC works project for those currently on welfare and/or food stamps.
That said I think the real solution is a social credit set up not constant transfer payments. I know I gave you the link to social credit once before and I don't think you have ever addressed that. Without a conversation on social credit talking about my ideas on helping the disadvantaged are meaningless. The whole system would require a revamp of our whole economic structure and is more than a post on a blog worth of ramifications.