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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I don't really think you can compare our economy to the one we had 150 years ago by any means at all.
    Why is this important?

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    With charity they would. We didn't have a mass of starving people in the 1800s, yet there were no wage controls.



    But it was much more free about 150 years ago.
    people also grew their own food in the 1800's, pissed outside and lived in homes built by their own hands. tell me how that's remotely possible today.

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    We didn't have a mass of starving people in the 1800s, yet there were no wage controls.
    Why is that important?

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    My problem is too much government interferrance in the private sector.
    I don't think it's "too much government interference" as much as it is improper government interference. There is a necessity for proper oversight and regulation, but I think as we stand today we are completely ass backwards on it. We regulate where we shouldn't and don't regulate where we should. And this causes a lot of problems in the end. Heck, the financial collapse was caused by improper government regulation.
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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Ever since Reagan drastically cut taxes for the wealthiest of Americans, the rich have been getting richer at an astronomical pace. Check out this interesting article that documents the growing disparity between the top1% of the population and the remaining 99%....

    Separate but unequal: Charts show growing rich-poor gap - Yahoo! News
    hang on, i will save some the effort ...
    'why do you hate the rich'??...if you worked harder, you could be rich to!'......your not rich because of your poor choices or you don't work hard enough!'.....

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    With charity they would. We didn't have a mass of starving people in the 1800s, yet there were no wage controls.
    I'm not sure we want to return to that world. And I doubt we could if we wanted to.


    But it was much more free about 150 years ago.
    More yes, and I'm not sure it was better. Read Workers on the Edge. We almost went socalist because conditions were so bad. And if you want to torture yourself, read progress and poverty. Largely the freemarket, with no regulations, poses problems. That's why we have very little of that left in the world today.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't think it's "too much government interference" as much as it is improper government interference. There is a necessity for proper oversight and regulation, but I think as we stand today we are completely ass backwards on it. We regulate where we shouldn't and don't regulate where we should. And this causes a lot of problems in the end. Heck, the financial collapse was caused by improper government regulation.
    "improper", "too much", six of one, half dozen of another.
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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    tell me how that's remotely possible today.
    Well, all the beer applies pressure to the bladder as well as lowering inhibitions, and when a certain threshhold is reached.......
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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    hang on, i will save some the effort ...
    'why do you hate the rich'??...if you worked harder, you could be rich to!'......your not rich because of your poor choices or you don't work hard enough!'.....
    Thanks. Now we can move on!!!



    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    hang on, i will save some the effort ...
    'why do you hate the rich'??...if you worked harder, you could be rich to!'......your not rich because of your poor choices or you don't work hard enough!'.....
    Obama didn't work hard to get to where he's at?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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