View Poll Results: What should be done to battle income inequality in the USA?

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Why? What have they done to earn it?
    You're approaching a subjective question with the tone implying there's an objective answer.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    You're approaching a subjective question with the tone implying there's an objective answer.
    No, I'm asking why you made the statement that you did. It's an honest question. What have these workers done to deserve more than they are getting? What companies have they started? What risks have they taken? What is it that you think entitles them to getting more than they are already getting?
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    Re: Income Inequality

    People vote for their interests...

    Yeah, government workers will vote for spending if it's going to benefit them. Teachers vote to pass school levies. College students vote to lower their interest rates. GLBT people vote for GLBT rights. Sheldon Aldelson votes against online gambling because he runs casinos. Union members vote for unions. CEOs opposed to unions, vote against unions, etc. etc. etc.

    When do people ever vote against their interests? Do you vote against your own interests? If so, when...

    This is how democratic elections are supposed to work. Would you like a different constitution?



    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    They still have their money taken and used for left wing causes, and in the case of county and city govt (notably city workers and school district employees) it is indeed true.

    Big govt supports big govt. Power looks out for itself.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    No. If the same distribution of wages is maintained inflation can occur, however, if the distribution changes prices don't necessarily have to rise.

    The American worker has been taking a haircut for years. Let someone else take a haircut for a change.
    Who would that someone else be?
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No, I'm asking why you made the statement that you did. It's an honest question. What have these workers done to deserve more than they are getting? What companies have they started? What risks have they taken? What is it that you think entitles them to getting more than they are already getting?


    The richest are getting all the profit from a smarter, harder working labor base. That's unsustainable and unjust.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    I like the sound of this.

    Our politicians should spend less time fundraising and more time working on improving our communities and nation.

    Quote Originally Posted by gdgyva View Post
    we can repeal citizens united at the exact same time, all money goes out of politics

    repeat....all money

    candidates would be given a budget by local/state/feds depending on what they are running for

    no money from pacs, lobbyists, companies, or persons allowed in any election

    you stand on your own....no party backing you with millions and millions

    if citizens wish to donate to the process, they donate to the fund that all monies are paid out of....with zero political affiliation

    no entity can campaign for a candidate (no lobbyists, no unions, no robocalls, no pac ads, nothing)

    i have zero issue getting rid of citizens united....lets change the entire freaking think though

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    Re: Income Inequality

    There's only one solution to the problem, give me all the money and I will allocate who gets how much.

    How does that sound, any votes for me, the benevolent dictator?
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post


    The richest are getting all the profit from a smarter, harder working labor base. That's unsustainable and unjust.
    Prove that's the case. Yes, the richest are getting richer, but laborers are still agreeing to work for those wages. It's a reciprocal agreement. They could refuse to work for those wages if they wished and start their own companies to compete with the richest. So again I ask, what have the laborers done to earn more.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Prove that's the case. Yes, the richest are getting richer, but laborers are still agreeing to work for those wages. It's a reciprocal agreement. They could refuse to work for those wages if they wished and start their own companies to compete with the richest. So again I ask, what have the laborers done to earn more.
    And if the corporations agree to pay higher wages because organized workers demand more, it's okay. It's a reciprocal agreement.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Prove that's the case. Yes, the richest are getting richer, but laborers are still agreeing to work for those wages. It's a reciprocal agreement. They could refuse to work for those wages if they wished and start their own companies to compete with the richest. So again I ask, what have the laborers done to earn more.
    Sadly you are correct.
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    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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