Joshua you’ve set out the theoretical libertarian position but it ignores the real-world negatives of that system. In the real world your system shifts the costs of labor from the employer to the taxpayer. It enriches the employer at the expense of everyone else and increases the size and cost of government. For the details on how it does that see: Hypocritical Conservatives Want Taxpayers To Subsidize Their Business Costs

It also ignores the secondary financial and political costs of to everyone of large numbers of people who cannot feed or house themselves or pay for medical care.

It also is based on a fantasy about how people are trained, what a society needs to be economically and social mobile, and the connection between poverty, crime, drugs and gangs.

It’s a theory that does not bear any reality to the real world but one that sounds “fair” to you. Communism sounds fair to its supporters but it doesn’t work either.

There millions of Americans who will tell you that they are willing to work and that there are no jobs for them that pay a living wage. Your claims that “There will always be jobs for people who are willing to work. And there will always be employers willing to pay a good wage with good benefits to good employees” are today demonstrably, factually false. It’s something that you want to be true but isn’t.

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