Define these terms
Everyone tells me that the big problem is companies are not paying a "livable wage". The only definition I get from people is generalities about being enough for people to pay bills etc. That is a useless definition because everyone has different needs. For a single healthy 18 year old $10,000 per year may be sufficient to live on. For a 30 something single mother obviously $10,000 isn't going to cut it. Everyone assures me that most companies don't pay a livable wage.
What is a "livable wage", how would I go about calculating it? How do I determine whether I, as an employer, am paying a livable wage?
To take it one step further, suppose you were an employer- what methodology would you use to determine what to pay your employees? I am told I do it wrong, but no one has offered me any alternatives.
Another term that makes no rational sense but is thrown at me time and again is "fair share". What is a "fair share" of taxation? How do I determine whether or not I am paying my "fair share"? Suppose someone makes $1 billion, what should they pay in taxes? $1 million? $500k? $250k? $100k? $50k? $25k? $10k?
It was morality that burned the books of the ancient sages, and morality that halted the free inquiry of the Golden Age and substituted for it the credulous imbecility of the Age of Faith. It was a fixed moral code and a fixed theology which robbed the human race of a thousand years by wasting them upon alchemy, heretic-burning, witchcraft and sacerdotalism.-H.L. Mencken
Providing the basics (Shelter, Healthcare, Education and Food) for all Americans would be a good start. No guns required.