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Old 01-05-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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Income inequality is being talked about alot nowdays but what do those who want to end it want exactly? Do they want all people to have equal incomes regardless of job skills and profession? Should an architect and brick layer earn the same to make them equal?

If income equality is the goal then what exactly does that mean and look like?

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Old 01-05-2012, 01:57 PM
 
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Income inequality is being talked about alot nowdays but what do those who want to end it want exactly? Do they want all people to have equal incomes regardless of job skills and profession? Should an architect and brick layer earn the same to make them equal?
We want the restoration of moderately higher income tax rates on the wealthy.
We want middle class social programs fully funded. This isn't anything different that what was going on during the Reagan years.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:59 PM
 
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I'm not hearing the talk about it, except here at CD. Who is pushing the rhetoric about it? Lemme guess....the unions which are very, very close to BO and in the white house a lot, and his administration? are they the ones as much as using this term "income inequality" a lot?

Communists would! in their pea-brained minds they want the government in control of every enterprise and a brick layer paid the same as a neurosurgeon, etc. etc.

No, it is not a problem except for the folks that chose careers that did not require more expertise or hard work. Mostly, folks know what jobs pay the most and way, too many folks refuse to follow those career paths.

The very term "Income Inequality" is about as useless and unimportant as "global warming." BOTH have an agenda and both of the agendas are to squash freedoms of we citizens.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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When it shuts down the economy.

FDR's fed chairman compared the economy to a poker game, and explained the depression like this.

Everyone sits down at the poker table, everyone has money, the game goes on. As the game goes on, one party gains more and more of the money. They can then place higher bets, winning the game regardless of the cards they hold.

Sooner or later, everyone is out of money, and one guy leaves with it all, and then the game is over.

Money pool at the top created the depression, and without enough liquidity in the market, it stopped.

The same thing happened in 2004, but started much earlier.

The Bush tax cuts simply threw fuel on the fire.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:01 PM
 
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Who is this "we"?

Where is the Constitutional authorization for these ridiculous income redistribution schemes....err social programs?
Here you go you poor thing.

Here are the top marginal tax historical rates.

As you can well see, their taxes are far below what they have been historically and that last little bar on the right was all that Obama was proposing.

God, right wingers are such dead beats!

Redirect Notice

If you don't think it's legal....go get yourself a lawyer and tell it to the Judge.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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We want the restoration of moderately higher income tax rates on the wealthy.
We want middle class social programs fully funded. This isn't anything different that what was going on during the Reagan years.
That's funny. I thought we wanted the 40%+ of people who pay no taxes to pay their fair share, and I thought we wanted the wealthy to be able to enjoy the money they busted their a**es for, instead of spending it to prop up people who are too lazy to make anything for their own lives.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Middle class social programs fully funded ? Would that be SS and medicare ?
Look no farther than Congress who sucked the surplus out of it each and every month til it ran dry.

Income inequality didn't cause that problem, Congress did and income redistribution won't solve that problem either.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:06 PM
 
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That's funny. I thought we wanted the 40%+ of people who pay no taxes to pay their fair share, and I thought we wanted the wealthy to be able to enjoy the money they busted their a**es for, instead of spending it to prop up people who are too lazy to make anything for their own lives.
LOL ...the Zombie lie that 40% of American pay no taxes!......LOL

I told the forum this bogus lie comes up weekly........Cha-ching!


Utter ignorance or blatant dishonesty? .............You decide.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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We want the restoration of moderately higher income tax rates on the wealthy.
We want middle class social programs fully funded. This isn't anything different that what was going on during the Reagan years.
Not sure who "we" is in this context, but, what does this have to do with the OP's question regarding 'income inequality?"

On the other hand, I'm not sure that 'income inequality' is even a valid term, except when it involves two people doing the same job, yet being paid differently (eg; men and women or?).

More often than not, the term seems to be bandied about by folks attempting to incite class-warfare with inflamatory rhetoric about how unfair it is that some people make so much more money than others. The presumption seems to be that anyone they consider 'wealthy' doesn't deserve what they have earned or have. -- Except for perhaps, some celebrities and athletes, my experience has been that most wealthy people earn what they have because they work 'smarter' rather than harder ... and are typically more disciplined and passionate in chasing their goals/dreams.
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:07 PM
 
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Who is this "we"?

Where is the Constitutional authorization for these ridiculous income redistribution schemes....err social programs?

Ask the rich because they are behind it otherwise they could not pacify the serfs.

I would also ask, since engineering takes gravity into account in this society, why is it that the almost universally agreed upon best source of revenue being the land value tax isn't implemented. Whose idea was it to redistribute from people who make stuff to land squatters and their financiers in Wall Street?
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