If we could find a way to cut the 1% by 1/10th, then there would be a whole lot less of them.
you can take away all the wealth of the 1% that you want to. give it to the poor and it will funnel it's way back.
why? because they have the knowledge to build it back up.
there is a reason that 50% of the people that win the lottery are broke or worse off in 3-5 years of winning.
so handing people a bunch of money won't solve the issue.
why? they don't know what to do with it and blow it on stupid crap. they get involved with shady business deals, because they lack the knowledge.
so there is no way for the top 1% to own everything. this isn't monopoly where there is only so much in the bank.
liberal logic at it's finest but it makes for a great appeal to emotion. darn those evil 1%'s going to own everything and no one else will have a dime to their name.
did you get a raise? did you provide more to your company during the year? does your company do reviews?
i have found the following to be fairly true (not absolute, but the majority) depending on the business, and the financial position of the company
a. that most give cola raises to their employees to keep up with inflation
b. that their best performers are always awarded in one way or another
c. and that they look for dead wood among their employees...people not keeping up
Do you negotiate on your own, or are you part of a union?
If you work for any government entity, you are at the mercy of the budgets.
“Most of the shadows of this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson