View Poll Results: How serious a problem is the divide between the wealthy and the rest of us?

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  • Not a problem at all.

    35 28.46%
  • A problem, but not a serious one.

    8 6.50%
  • A fairly serious problem.

    42 34.15%
  • It's not just a "problem." It's a catastrophe that is only getting worse.

    38 30.89%
  • This divide does not exist.

    0 0%
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Nonsense. It's "jealousy" in the way that the owner of stolen property is "jealous" of the thief who took it. The wealth divide is caused by corruption, and the plutocrats on top are thieves, nothing more. They do not deserve their wealth because they only have it due to the corrupt relationship the rich have with government.
    Yeah, the reason why cardiologists make more than high school drop outs stocking shelves in the Piggly Wiggly is because the former are corrupt.


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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Yeah, the reason why cardiologists make more than high school drop outs stocking shelves in the Piggly Wiggly is because the former are corrupt.

    I agree with your sentiment. Not everyone who is well off got there because of corruption. But that is not a proof that the government is not corrupt.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Dapper Andy View Post
    Yeah, the reason why cardiologists make more than high school drop outs stocking shelves in the Piggly Wiggly is because the former are corrupt.

    Ah, here is the source of the confusion. You misunderstand what true wealth is. Cardiologists are not rich. Doctors and lawyers and accountants are not truly wealthy, except if they have family wealth or some other source.

    A cardiologist is middle class. True wealth dwarfs a cardiologist's income, and such wealth can only be acquired by corruption.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    Apparently the problem is not serious enough since the Obama government has to import poor anti-Americans from around the world to make the situation a million times worse.
    ditto

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    its not a problem for people willing to go out and make their own way, for those with less work ethic, it is a biggier crisis for them

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    its not a problem for people willing to go out and make their own way, for those with less work ethic, it is a biggier crisis for them
    Wealth is not about work ethic in our system. It is about lobbyists, corruption, and nepotism.

    With a little bit of luck hard work can take you all the way to the top of the middle class; maybe six or seven figures. But hard work can never bring true wealth.
    Last edited by Guy Incognito; 04-23-13 at 07:18 PM.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    I watch about 500.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    Wealth is not about work ethic in our system. It is about lobbyists, corruption, and nepotism.

    With a little bit of luck hard work can take you all the way to the top of the middle class; maybe six or seven figures. But hard work can never bring true wealth.
    Really? neither Jobs or Gates were wealthy in the beginning

    In 1982, Cuban moved to Dallas, Texas. Cuban first found work as a bartender,[19][20] then as a salesperson for Your Business Software, one of the first PC software retailers in Dallas. He was terminated less than a year later, after meeting with a client to procure new business instead of opening the store.[21]

    Mark Cuban - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I watch about 500.
    Umm, I think my TV still works. Will have to remember to check it.
    Only a fool measures equality by results and not opportunities.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    Really? neither Jobs or Gates were wealthy in the beginning

    In 1982, Cuban moved to Dallas, Texas. Cuban first found work as a bartender,[19][20] then as a salesperson for Your Business Software, one of the first PC software retailers in Dallas. He was terminated less than a year later, after meeting with a client to procure new business instead of opening the store.[21]

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    You have 3 out of how many people? You do realize the only thing you have shown here is that coming from middle class or less to become truly wealthy is an outside chance at best.
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