The Ati-thesis , Marxism


"By that definition, a state capitalist country is one where the government controls the economy and essentially acts like a single huge corporation, extracting the surplus value from the workforce in order to invest it in further production.[3] Friedrich Engels, in Socialism: Utopian and Scientific, argues that state capitalism would be the final stage of capitalism consisting of ownership and management of large-scale production and communication by the bourgeois state.[4]"

Quoted from Wikepedia

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Maine Candidate Anna Morkeski Running on Local Government Control Over Maine State Dominance.


Click to read story on Lincoln County News
TWEET THIS http://goo.gl/ra1NDv

Anna Morkeski sounds good but in terms of right to work, it has to be factored in that while no union dues are charged to its beneficiaries, the Maine gov is currently writing statutes that mandate employee pay and benefits for its targeted sector (companies providing above average income) as a bargaining chip in exchange for giving owners of the means of production up to 100% tax exemption on corporate and personal income tax and a tax credit of up to 80 % payroll taxes - the largest payroll taxes in the state which the Maine Gov passes the lion's share on to the general tax payer via the Pine Tree Zone tax incentives program. This means that while beneficiaries of the state's negotiations do not pay union dues in effect the general Maine tax payer covers the union dues regardless of whether or not the taxpayer is the beneficiary, while the corporation of Maine ends up with an high end employee income tax revenue which can be taxed at a higher rate than the middle class and lower jobs that the Maine economic development policies exclude from their targeted sector benefits.

So if one really advocates for making Maine a right to work state, one should also advocate for a REPEAL of the PINE TREE ZONE TAX BENEFITS which benefit the few (maybe) at the expense of the many. I say it maybe benefits the few because of Maine State Inc's over use of tax credits and tax exemptions to gift to owners of means of production and capitalists. This will continue to drive up taxes on the general public and eventually Maine will be like Denmark where wages are high but taxes are higher- on average taxes in Denmark are at 80% according to Mikkel Clair Nissen

So all we can really say for certain is that Pine Tree Zone tax incentives benefit the expanding power and might of the corporation of Maine and its hegemonic power over the free enterprise system in this state.

Response from Anna Morkeski:


Anna Morkeski I am all for ending corporatism in Maine. Sorry the article didn't cover everything. I didn't write it. Please feel free to talk to me directly about issues you would like to see addressed. Also saw you liked 'The Committee to Rebuild Maine's Middle Class". Do check out where they get their money and how they spent it.http://www.maine.gov/.../dis.../2014/ie_general-2014_NEW.htm

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