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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    The divide between the rich and the rest

    How serious a problem is the wealth gap between the wealthy and the rest of us?
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    It's a serious problem for the rich.

    They have to worry if their money is earning enough return. The have to keep up appearances. They have to make sure the Maybach and the Lear jet have leather that matches and isn't a different dye lot. They have to hire people to hire people to hire people to maintain multiple homes. They can't have real friends or trust anyone. No matter how many people the screw over they still can't be as rich as Carlos Slim, a Mexican.

    I feel sorry for them. Their only real use is to keep all this excess money from causing inflation.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    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.

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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    A huge problem cuz it shows that ****ing trickle down economics is a giant sham.
    The rich will now spend a vast majority of their money trying to shape the "rules of the game" in their favour more than they alerady have..
    Plus i dont see how you can view a vast inequality as a "good thing"


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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    How serious a problem is the wealth gap between the wealthy and the rest of us?
    Jealousy is the only real issue. A spotlight shined upon it in the last election; some were against Mitt simply for being rich.
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    How serious a problem is the wealth gap between the wealthy and the rest of us?
    it is relative.

    most western democracies would regard it as a problem, but in third world economies, its fine.

    depends what sort of economy/society you want.
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    It would not be serious if the masses would just stop agreeing to bailing out failed banks and pathetic corporations.

    Stop agreeing to massive deficits that mostly end up in the rich' bank accounts.

    Stop trying to tax the rich by raising their income tax rates...that's not where the truly rich make their money - they make it through capital gains.

    Stop bankrolling the military industrial complex.

    Stop going so far into debt.

    Stop looking towards corrupt politicians to fix your problems AND STOP VOTING FOR THEM.

    Start using economic boycott against corporations you don't like/support.

    Stop agreeing to higher tax rates/fees/costs - demand lower taxes/fees/costs.

    Take more responsibility for your lives and especially for your mistakes (like too much debt).

    Stop just whining about it and actually do something about it.


    The only thing these massive deficits/QE's are doing is taking your tax dollars and giving them to big banks and major stockholders.
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    A huge problem cuz it shows that ****ing trickle down economics is a giant sham.
    The rich will now spend a vast majority of their money trying to shape the "rules of the game" in their favour more than they alerady have..
    Plus i dont see how you can view a vast inequality as a "good thing"


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    Really, tell us how the trickle up economics is working in Russia.
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    Re: The divide between the rich and the rest

    It is an issue, but not for the reason that most would expect..... It's an issue because the bottom portion of this nation's citizenry have neglected their end of the social bargain. They no longer want to even try to better themselves. They slide further down into the cesspool of humanity, allowing the rich to get further and further away from them and then expect the middle and upper classes to "save" them from themselves. Sorry, not interested.

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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.
    Yeah - which Obama does at the behest of Republican business owners who want cheaper labor.
    Also, we need to legalize recreational drugs and prostitution.

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