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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    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.
    and your libertarian solution is what?

    as long as investments earn money and taxes are not 100% the rich will continue to get richer



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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
    They were starving and continue to starve. You refusing to understand what starving means has nothing to do with FACT.

    Go up to any drug dealer in the country and ask for dope. See what you get.... This would be one of the many reasons the dirty pigs are so god awful at their job.

    And no Nixon made drugs illegal come on dude u must b a terrible lawyer. 50mill? Easy peasy but I would never want that much as it makes you a horrible person.

    yes I no you think the drug war is stupid its one of the only places I agree with libertarians. In fact I am a social libertarian myself. The rest of y'all are nutso tho... And usually very greedy or two ignorant to even understand what the word means (no really 23% of ppl that affiliate as libertarian have no clue what it means) and even less have any idea as to what version of libertarian they subscribe too...

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    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
    A very few get to the upper class of society from hard work. The rest don't, although they still work very hard. The vast majority of rich start out wayyyyyyy ahead. Or at least in the upper middle.

    I garuntee I work harder than you on any given day, even being a pot peddling punk. I fix my house, have a fill workday, and still find time to drive all over the city which can take hours... Even eight.... How do I do it? Insomnia!
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    and your libertarian solution is what?

    as long as investments earn money and taxes are not 100% the rich will continue to get richer
    I not detailing solutions, I'm acknowledging that there is a problem that needs to be addressed.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    And no Nixon made drugs illegal common dude u must b a terrible lawyer. 50mill? Easy peasy but I would never want that much as it makes you a horrible person.
    Money by itself doesn't make someone a horrible person. It is a myth that money or power corrupts. What actually happens is that corrupt people become rich and or gain power do terrible things.

    yes I no you think the drug war is stupid its one of the only places I agree with libertarians. In fact I am a social libertarian myself. The rest of y'all are nutso tho... And usually very greedy or two ignorant to even understand what the word means (no really 23% of ppl that affiliate as libertarian have no clue what it means) and even less have any idea as to what version of libertarian they subscribe too...
    I'm a voluntaryist. I used to be a minarchist as my profile shows, but well, all things change.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    A very few get to the upper class of society from hard work. The rest don't, although thy still work very hard. Most rich start out wayyyyyyy ahead.
    Study: Upward Mobility No Tougher In U.S. Than Two Decades Ago : NPR
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    A very few get to the upper class of society from hard work. The rest don't, although thy still work very hard. Most rich start out wayyyyyyy ahead.
    Hard work isn't the key. What is important is what you do, not how much work you put into it. You can work your ass to the bone and never do anything with your life because you are doing the wrong thing.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    TurtleDude, I think ole boy is sampling to much of his own product. It seems like he got a hold of a bad batch.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    It was very hard 20 years ago too... And most don't... Plus I was talking about getting to the richest class not just moving up a rung...

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    TurtleDude, I think ole boy is sampling to much of his own product. It seems like he got a hold of a bad batch.
    Dude I get piss tested three times a week and cant smoke... Already said I ain't smoke in six months...

    Your thinking of acid dum dum theirs no such thing as a bad batch with weed... Just bad weed and good weed... Bad weed gets you less stoned and tastes like poo...

    Go away now liar. Or tell me why you were never homeless. Really you would have been homeless multiple times if your mom made that much with no assistance.

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