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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    While it's good to hear stories of people who escape intergenerational poverty, your story is unfortunately not a particularly likely scenario.



    This is a chart that shows American social mobility -- the likelihood that you'll live in a different economic level than you were born into.

    As you'll notice, while there's a few people that make the jump from the bottom to the top, and vice versa, it's not a particularly good likelihood. The majority are stuck near where we start.
    Thanks for the chart. Now back to your Wish List. Do you think those Socialist ideas will better ALL Americans or will we have another Cuba? Even Cuba is getting away from some of their Socialist ideals and heading toward more capitalism for citizens.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    No you failed to prove yours. Again I was alive is not any sort of proof. I proved that millions were starving under dde and the problem has only gotten worse since. Your confused about what "starving" is...

    try being open minded for once.

    What's your religion?
    you didn't prove anything. starving means dying from hunger. Not being hungry

    my religion? NOYFB. If you actually pay attention you can figure it

    Yeah though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death I shall fear no evil because I'm the baddest MF in the valley

    there's your clue



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    I am not mad, you are the one who is angry. Since you are so concerned about my post, the answer is NO as far as I know.
    Well again you would be lying on both fronts then IMO.

    I actually know ppl that were raised in such situations, and they were very VERY hungry for most of their childhood (that is until they decided to go out and hustle) their parents scrimped and saved and still could not afford to buy food for them (they ate loads of McDonalds, and still were hungry)

    What your saying (by today's standards) would mean your mom supported a family of 4 on 286$ a week. That's 14,872$ a year... Assuming she worked every week. You would have starved.

    Furthermore if your older the minimum wage has not increased with productivity (it would be 25 bucks a hr) and a living wage is more like 15$

    This is confounded because since 1970 the poverty line has only taken into account inflation. Not rising food costs, or gas or anything else.

    So even if you are telling the truth (which I am skeptical about, especially since you refuse to back claims about your current job) the problem has gotten much worse. Not better. Even though both dems and republicans continue to deregulate and give breaks to the rich.

    And I'm not mad, I'm calling you out.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    They will if they want to sell their **** here.
    people who advocate tariffs because they don't like our unskilled workers being out bid by their unskilled workers are people I dismiss as not understanding reality



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you didn't prove anything. starving means dying from hunger. Not being hungry

    my religion? NOYFB. If you actually pay attention you can figure it

    Yeah though I walk through the shadow of the valley of death I shall fear no evil because I'm the baddest MF in the valley

    there's your clue
    Well it is if your religious because that would make you a huge hypocrite.

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/starve

    Now your arguing with the dictionary? Common dude starving does not necessarily mean dying cut the bs.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    It's indisputable fact that income inequality in the United States has grown substantially in the past few decades.

    Median nominal incomes, adjusted for inflation, have not gone up in the USA since the 50's. (Median is the halfway point, so we are talking about the middle-earner). In contrast, the per capita GDP has risen quite dramatically, due to the increased purchasing power of the upper echelon.


    I pose three questions to you:

    1.) What has caused this phenomenon
    2.) What are the long term implications if the trend is allowed to continue
    3.) What, if anything, should be done to adjust our course


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    1. Economics and human nature.
    2. Natural economic activity.
    3. Nothing. Tax reform would make the system more efficient.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Which is another way of saying, they need to be willing to work for around the same pay.


    Devastating economic effects, truly the wisdom of short sighted economic planning.
    nope, they need to be better educated and able to trade in hi-tech fields

    why should a company pay an american worker 15 an hour for unskilled labor when a Mexican will do it for 3 dollars an hour?



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    people who advocate tariffs because they don't like our unskilled workers being out bid by their unskilled workers are people I dismiss as not understanding reality
    Yes because you understand reality sooooooooooo well.... Man your a chuckle a minute!

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    nope, they need to be better educated and able to trade in hi-tech fields

    why should a company pay an american worker 15 an hour for unskilled labor when a Mexican will do it for 3 dollars an hour?
    Because its the right thing to do and that's even more unfair to the Mexicans!

    Man you guys are selfish... Well I guess the founders were too so idk what else I would expect from the group that quotes the one that raped his slaves n enslaved his kids (Jefferson)

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    Thanks for the chart. Now back to your Wish List. Do you think those Socialist ideas will better ALL Americans or will we have another Cuba? Even Cuba is getting away from some of their Socialist ideals and heading toward more capitalism for citizens.
    I'm aiming for keeping up with northern Europe. Scandinavia's people seem to be enjoying a sustainable, safe, and productive lifestyle because of socialist leans, not despite them.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Yes because you understand reality sooooooooooo well.... Man your a chuckle a minute!



    Because its the right thing to do and that's even more unfair to the Mexicans!

    Man you guys are selfish... Well I guess the founders were too so idk what else I would expect from the group that quotes the one that raped his slaves n enslaved his kids (Jefferson)
    your concept of fair is pillowheaded nonsense that we normally see from college kids still living in Momma's basement.

    And your rant about the founders demonstrates you are clueless about the constitution.

    And I do understand reality. You cannot wish away the fact that global labor markets pretty much bitch slap your hysterical utopian arguments



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