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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Which would be great, but the liberals don't want us telling the poor how they are screwing up their lives because it might make them feel bad and somehow, that's racist. We have to accept that the ridiculous ghetto culture that makes 94% of poor black familys headed by single mothers. We have to accept that the ghetto culture that puts a huge number of poor black men in prison, in gangs, on drugs, etc. is somehow not their own fault and we're not allowed to tell them how stupid the whole thing actually is. We can't bring up that their culture makes them treat people who actually want to get out of poverty as race traitors to be shunned by the community. If we say what is actually true, we're called racists.

    Yes, the best solution is for them to actually get educations when they have them available but we have to get them out of that cultural mess they grow up in first.
    94% of black family's are headed by a single mom? Please qualify your horrendously racist statement. Let me tell you now, you can't... It's not true.

    Also as someone from a city that's half black let me tell you how the education system really is for these kids. The schools have nurses one or two days a week, (thanks Corbet) I know multiple kids with high school diplomas that cannot read or right properly, don't know how to do simple algebra, and certainly have no chance of attending college due to these disparity's. Now if you go over to the burbs, they get great educations. Some of the best in the state actually. This is due to slashing education budgets in lieu of private prisons and fracking (thanks Corbet)

    Maybe you should think and examine the situation from a objective point of view... Not your present one...

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    You think it's a great idea to be able to buy influence in Washington. Really?
    No one should be able to buy influence in Washington or in any other political arena in the nation. Money, be it from big corporate sources or unions or even powerful individuals, should be eliminated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Nope, it's an accurate way of looking at things.
    Hilarious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    94% of black family's are headed by a single mom? Please qualify your horrendously racist statement. Let me tell you now, you can't... It's not true.
    Yeah, it actually is. "In 1992 Glick statistics show 94% of African-American segmented nuclear families were composed of an unmarried mother and children." ( Paul C. Glick, ed. by Harriette Pipes McAdoo (1997). Black families (3. ed. ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif. [u.a.]: Sage. p. 120. ISBN 0803955723.)

    Also as someone from a city that's half black let me tell you how the education system really is for these kids. The schools have nurses one or two days a week, (thanks Corbet) I know multiple kids with high school diplomas that cannot read or right properly, don't know how to do simple algebra, and certainly have no chance of attending college due to these disparity's. Now if you go over to the burbs, they get great educations. Some of the best in the state actually. This is due to slashing education budgets in lieu of private prisons and fracking (thanks Corbet)
    They can't "right" properly, huh?

    And do you know how many black-only scholarships there are out there for people who actually want to go to college? If anyone offered a white-only scholarship, liberals would sh!t themselves.

    Maybe you should think and examine the situation from a objective point of view... Not your present one...
    Funny, I was thinking the exact same thing of you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Hilarious.
    Yeah, but it's a shame that liberals don't know just how ridiculous they actually are.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    No one should be able to buy influence in Washington or in any other political arena in the nation. Money, be it from big corporate sources or unions or even powerful individuals, should be eliminated.
    Exactly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Most of the deregulation that allowed the 2008 financial crash was done under Clinton, keep that in mind. The liberals removed the safeguards that would have stopped that from happening because Clinton wanted his legacy to look good. The .com bomb was his too because he wanted to make it look like he was good with the economy. He wasn't. And it's your OPINION that the people at the top are making too much but apparently, the shareholders don't agree with you and it's their job, not yours, to make that determination. If you don't like it, by all means feel free to buy stock in any company that you think the CEO is making too much and cast your vote.

    And no, it isn't any more difficult than what it actually is. An employer and an employee agree what their labor is worth when the employee takes the job. If they don't like it, they are free at any time to quit their job and look elsewhere. There is a tacit agreement every single time that employee goes to work. They agree to exchange their labor for the rate agreed upon or they could just stay home. They are free to ask for a raise at any time they want and make their case to their employer. The employer can either agree or disagree. The employee can then decide to either stay at the job or leave and go somewhere else more lucrative.

    It honestly isn't rocket science. People tend to vastly over-estimate what they are actually worth. Just because you want to be worth more doesn't mean you actually are.
    No its the board that decides CEO salary. Shareholders vote on the board. To say what you said would mean our government represented the ppl. It does not.

    Furthermore while Clinton did deregulate and contribute to the crash, its a drop in the bucket compared to the deregulation Regan did.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    No its the board that decides CEO salary. Shareholders vote on the board. To say what you said would mean our government represented the ppl. It does not.
    It must, we keep electing these people. Incumbents get re-elected with overwhelming regularity.

    Furthermore while Clinton did deregulate and contribute to the crash, its a drop in the bucket compared to the deregulation Regan did.
    None of which caused the 2008 crash. Try again.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Isn't that what the minimum wage is? It's a level you can't go below (and I think that ought to be for everyone, even if you get tips, but that's another subject). There really isn't a level playing field, all people are different as we've been talking about and that "level playing field" starts long before you ever get to employment age, it starts when you go to school and learn how to live on this planet. If you screw up there, coming back successfully is much more difficult. Again, it isn't the job of the government or the job of society to make sure that the person takes their education seriously, it's the job of the individual and their parents.

    And yeah, life is a crapshoot. Welcome to reality. Who ever told you life was fair?
    First of all the minimum wage is a joke. Its half of what a living wage is. That's what you shouldn't be able to go below, a living wage...

    Secondly if you go to a school that's not worth a damn, its not your fault you don't get a good education... Its the schools and he systems... Allot of it (at least in my state) is to blame on republicans cutting billions from education and giving it to private prisons and natural gas company's... Also a living wage is worthless without universal healthcare and education. Even if you graduate most will put off higher education to get work/hustle to help their family's eat.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    First of all the minimum wage is a joke. Its half of what a living wage is. That's what you shouldn't be able to go below, a living wage...
    Nobody has ever said that it was a living wage, and a living wage for who? A single person? A family? If you're trying to raise a family on minimum wage, you're an idiot.

    Secondly if you go to a school that's not worth a damn, its not your fault you don't get a good education... Its the schools and he systems... Allot of it (at least in my state) is to blame on republicans cutting billions from education and giving it to private prisons and natural gas company's... Also a living wage is worthless without universal healthcare and education. Even if you graduate most will put off higher education to get work/hustle to help their family's eat.
    Because people are irresponsible and breed before they are financially ready for it, you mean?

    Responsibility. I see it's a word you've never heard before.
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