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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Sure it's possible...but not likely. Most people don't have the right combination of education, skills, discipline and work ethic to do it.
    Lets say everyone put in the right combination of education, skills, discipline and work ethic would everyone be earning $530,000 in 2015 dollars (the minimum income of the 1 percent)?

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

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    It is possible but only if the fruits of our increasing wealth are shared proportionately between all income levels.
    Also, technology would have to improve as well to rapidly increase productivity.

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    No, but from where I sit there sure as hell does not appear to be any attempt to reduce the number of poor.
    The truth is that there will always be poor. The economy is like a machine. It needs workers that do menial tasks. Even if everyone got a PHD somebody would have to clean the toilets.

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by distraff View Post
    Also, technology would have to improve as well to rapidly increase productivity.
    It pretty much is.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    government exist to secure rights........ that is all.

    article 1 section 8 are the delegated powers of congress , only those powers which are delegated can congress act on.

    you don't elect people to determine what the constitution says, or create their own powers.
    Government exist for whatever purpose the rulers chose it to exist for. Nothing more and nothing less.

    Anything else is hypothetical or philosophical.

    I live in realty.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by distraff View Post
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    So all you need to earn $520,000 a year is to get a Bachelor's and work 40 hours a week plus a few hours of overtime?
    That, plus a little cronieism, or dumb luck, or celebrity, or corruption.
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    That, plus a little cronieism, or dumb luck, or celebrity, or corruption.
    Well, you also need skill and hard work to be rich. Most successful people are not bad at all.

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    It pretty much is.
    It is not improving as fast as it did earlier in our history.

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by distraff View Post
    The truth is that there will always be poor. The economy is like a machine. It needs workers that do menial tasks. Even if everyone got a PHD somebody would have to clean the toilets.
    And our government should not be in a position to mandate that the toilet cleaning guy get paid as much as the Junior Executive in a private company.

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    Re: Inequality Troubles Americans Across Party Lines, Times/CBS Poll Finds

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    Government exist for whatever purpose the rulers chose it to exist for. Nothing more and nothing less.

    Anything else is hypothetical or philosophical.

    I live in realty.

    And you.... are okay with that????

    So you don't care what positions a candidate takes on issues, or what type of representative your area needs because those in power are going to keep grabbing more power at their leisure?

    Do you stay home on election day?

    Or, in this proposition... are "The People" the "rulers"?
    If so... do you believe our government should be a pure democracy then?

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