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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    I am still waiting for a solution from those hand-wringers who have their nylons in a run over this "fact"



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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I am still waiting for a solution from those hand-wringers who have their nylons in a run over this "fact"
    As I've said before, one of the first things we need to do is return the progressive tax system that brought about a rising middle class and kept our National debt manageable for 50 years before it was slashed.
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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't ****ing have any. Jim Young, Boiler Room

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As I've said before, one of the first things we need to do is return the progressive tax system that brought about a rising middle class and kept our National debt manageable for 50 years before it was slashed.
    back in the days of Jim Crow?
    actually no one has come close to showing causation

    and you apparently have lots of issues with those who have worked harder and smarter than you have



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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As I've said before
    you sure have

    LOL!

    one of the first things we need to do is return the progressive tax system
    still chasing fantasies

    Obama signs tax deal into law - CNN

    have fun!

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and you apparently have lots of issues with those who have worked harder and smarter than you have
    And then you issue a poopy like this one that makes me doubt you ever even got into Ivy league.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    It's all relative. If Person A has $1 million, then increases his wealth to $2 million, while person B has $10, and stays at $10, if you look at the median between A and B, it will go up as person A's wealth goes up. What I'm saying is that relatively speaking, if a rich person gets richer, and poor person gets poorer regardless of whether the poor person looses money or not.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by EagleLS View Post
    It's all relative. If Person A has $1 million, then increases his wealth to $2 million, while person B has $10, and stays at $10, if you look at the median between A and B, it will go up as person A's wealth goes up. What I'm saying is that relatively speaking, if a rich person gets richer, and poor person gets poorer regardless of whether the poor person looses money or not.
    How does that account for what has been happening for the last 3 dedades, as the taxes from the top tax rate bracket have been shifted to the middle tax bracket, forcing more of the middle class under the poverty line?

    Why do you see that as a good thing?
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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingGlass View Post
    Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't ****ing have any. Jim Young, Boiler Room
    You're right. Money is only a tool.


    I think humans are the root of all evil. I must not be human.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    I suppose I just don't understand the mindset of "If someone has a lot of money, they deserve to have it and earned it, all those people without money are just failures/lazy/human trash."
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