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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you are felon who sells dope?


    and I give away more in a month than you make in a year
    Haha funny doubt you give away jack. Who u give to Cato and heritage and other things that help you keep more of your ill gotten gains?

    Plus I'm only 25 and had a fairly disadvantaged start can you say the same? And I work damn hard too. Like a said at least 40 hrs a week. Oh and I haven't smoked in like six months due to stupid laws made by you and your ilk.

    FYI dope is heroin dummy. Pot is weed.

    I will do more good in my life by tenfold than you. And make more money. Count on it.

    And at least I am honest unlike some...

    What does starving mean? Love how you keep avoiding this... Its a real lawyer thing to do. You know diverting snd distracting from the facts?
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post
    Stuff you'll generally disagree with.

    Tying executive compensation to worker pay is one area which goes to ensure all are befitting more equally from a strongly preforming company.
    So you desire to limit peoples earning potential, so as to boost someones elses?

    Protecting international workers and environments to level the playing field that selects against American workers and manufacturing.
    Would you not have to involve yourself in other countries economies to do this?

    Single payer healthcare so that employees can negotiate income separately from benefits.
    Really, third party transactions are bad for market prices as it separates the consumer from the end cost. If doctors were more upfront about what something costs and people were actually paying for their own care costs would decrease.

    A more robust retirement program to supplement the historic drop in defined pension programs for American workers.
    Pension plans declined because the way they were maintained was banned.

    An overtime structure that doesn't discriminate against workers combining multiple part time jobs to achieve full time employment.
    What? What does that mean? How would you do that?

    A reversal of "right to work" laws, which primarily serve business interests rather than worker interests.
    No. Right to work ensures that people are not forced into association.

    Raising minimum wage.
    What benefit could that bring? Minimum wage does not increase peoples living standards.

    Increased public funding for higher education. Companies expecting highly trained employees should contribute to the cost of educating them, rather than forcing a crippling debt load onto those least capable of immediately repaying it.
    People should pay for the services they receive. Why should I or anyone else pay for someones else's education? I know the social benefit angle, so please look elsewhere for your argument.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you are felon who sells dope?


    and I give away more in a month than you make in a year

    People who can take care of themselves is now considered "Greedy"? I will never understand the upside down world of Liberals/Socialist/Progressives. With so many of these bleeding hearts no one else should have to pay any taxes at all. I am sure with their way of thinking that they give away ALL of their money to the poor or the IRS to stop all the STARVING in America.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    You are making it sound like I am proclaiming to have eaten steak every night. Damn right I went to bed at night hungry sometimes. I remember shopping at Goodwill for school clothes. I got one pair of shoes a year some years. I never said every night was a party. But what I did say was that I was NOT taught to be envious or jealous of others. I went out and made money doing yard work pulling weeds. I delivered papers for money. I worked from an early age and learned to take care of myself to help my mother. You can call me out all you want. Evidently you went to college and can not find a job that pays more than minimum wage and you are now angry and bitter at the world for not taking care of you. Pull up your boot straps and take care of yourself, you just may like it.
    The problem is that American inequality goes BEYOND any of what you've posted. Boot straps may take a couple of hard-working individuals from the lower class to the top richest percentile; it takes even more from the ranks of lower class to middle class American. That's the classic American dream. That's great when it happens to a few people who are able to realize their dreams, without it affecting the distribution of wealth of everyone else in the economy. However the issue we're facing today is so completely and utterly beyond any of that, because the wealth of the wealthiest Americans is starting to suck up all of the capital in the country.

    I'm sure you've seen the infographics where it shows that the top 1% controls ~35% of the wealth in the country, while the top 10% owns nearly 50% in the entire country. That's levels of resource pooling that is not sustainable for a healthy economy AND it's getting worse. The wealthiest Americans have so much control over America's total wealth, that their pools of wealth (the ownership of private and public enterprises) are growing and attracting more capital, and literally pushing out and depriving all other economic actors. That's threatening the wider stability and growth of economy. You know how monopolies suck and destroy free economies? Imagine an economy where there's a monopoly of a few individuals over capital itself.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Haha funny doubt you give away jack. Who u give to Cato and heritage and other things that help you keep more of your ill gotten gains?

    Plus I'm only 25 and had a fairly disadvantaged start can you say the same? And I work damn hard too. Like a said at least 40 hrs a week. Oh and I haven't smoked in like six months due to stupid laws made by you and your ilk.

    FYI dope is heroin dummy. Pot is weed.

    I will do more good in my life by tenfold than you. And make more money. Count on it.

    And at least I am honest unlike some...

    What does starving mean? Love how you keep avoiding this... Its a real lawyer thing to do. You know diverting from the facts?
    You don't know much of anything. I think war on drugs is stupid. do you know what "authorizes" it? FDR's expansion of the COMMERCE CLAUSE



    You best make over 50 million dollars dude.

    Dope can mean weed I know, I worked with DEA agents for almost a quarter of a century

    Millions were not starving in the late fifties



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    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    People who can take care of themselves is now considered "Greedy"? I will never understand the upside down world of Liberals/Socialist/Progressives. With so many of these bleeding hearts no one else should have to pay any taxes at all. I am sure with their way of thinking that they give away ALL of their money to the poor or the IRS to stop all the STARVING in America.
    Theirs a difference between taking care of yourself and refusing to pay what is owed to your society. The society that allowed you to prosper.

    I wouldn't expect someone who lies about their childhood or present job to understand such things tho...

    Explain to me why you were never homeless? I need a good chuckel...

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    People who can take care of themselves is now considered "Greedy"? I will never understand the upside down world of Liberals/Socialist/Progressives. With so many of these bleeding hearts no one else should have to pay any taxes at all. I am sure with their way of thinking that they give away ALL of their money to the poor or the IRS to stop all the STARVING in America.
    yeah, don't take care of yourself-you are selfish if you do

    the parasite mentality is amazing



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Theirs a difference between taking care of yourself and refusing to pay what is owed to your society. The society that allowed you to prosper.
    Refusing to pay what is owed to society? I never understood that argument. In what way to do I owe society anything?

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Haha funny doubt you give away jack. Who u give to Cato and heritage and other things that help you keep more of your ill gotten gains?

    Plus I'm only 25 and had a fairly disadvantaged start can you say the same? And I work damn hard too. Like a said at least 40 hrs a week. Oh and I haven't smoked in like six months due to stupid laws made by you and your ilk.

    FYI dope is heroin dummy. Pot is weed.

    I will do more good in my life by tenfold than you. And make more money. Count on it.

    And at least I am honest unlike some...

    What does starving mean? Love how you keep avoiding this... Its a real lawyer thing to do. You know diverting snd distracting from the facts?
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Theirs a difference between taking care of yourself and refusing to pay what is owed to your society. The society that allowed you to prosper.

    I wouldn't expect someone who lies about their childhood or present job to understand such things tho...

    Explain to me why you were never homeless? I need a good chuckel...
    more crap. everyone should pay the same amount since they basically get the same government benefits

    and most of the rich use less than the poor.

    People prosper because they work hard. claiming society allows it is just loserspeak for blaming failure on others



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