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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    I am wealthy, but like every other wealthy person, I am not going to give it away. Why in the heck would I do that?

    However that doesn't negate the fact that in order to have a stable and growing economy, we need the average American consumer to have enough disposable income in order to buy cars and houses, get an education and be economic engines.

    That can't happen when all the availible capital in an economy is pooled into the hands of just a few minority of people.
    so what is your solution?



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Lakeside View Post
    Hence "the choices in life". Belonging to a union will not let you advance either while in the union.
    Unions are wrongheaded because they pit employers and employees against each other, which causes the underlining problem to get worse, not better.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    1. Economics and human nature.
    2. Natural economic activity.
    3. Nothing. Tax reform would make the system more efficient.

    Define what you mean by "natural economic activity."

    I would submit to you that throughout human history, several economic models have been applied to various civilizations and, in fact, even our American brand of capitalism continues to evolve with each generation.

    Rather than be passively prescribed to my fate, I choose to understand the system we live in and to seek ways to continually improve it.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what is your solution?
    The solution must be "other peoples money".

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    they will go out of business first
    Because of a lack of an even playing field, due to currency manipulation, and general destitution and desperation of foreign workers. Hence tarrifs.


    Other countries do it to us. It seems only fair that our government back up our businesses on the global market.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so what is your solution?
    He already told you he doesn't have one, he's just pointing out that we DO, in fact, have a problem.



    Something you seem wholly incapable of understanding or admitting.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Because of a lack of an even playing field, due to currency manipulation, and general destitution and desperation of foreign workers. Hence tarrifs.


    Other countries do it to us. It seems only fair that our government back up our businesses on the global market.
    our government-especially when the Dems run it-tends to parasitize our corporations



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Unions are wrongheaded because they pit employers and employees against each other, which causes the underlining problem to get worse, not better.
    The concept of unions are fine. It's the state meddling and backing of said union that's the problem.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    our government-especially when the Dems run it-tends to parasitize our corporations
    Uh, yeah.....who wrote NAFTA, again?
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I am wealthy, but like every other wealthy person, I am not going to give it away. Why in the heck would I do that?

    However that doesn't negate the fact that in order to have a stable and growing economy, we need the average American consumer to have enough disposable income in order to buy cars and houses, get an education and be economic engines.

    That can't happen when all the availible capital in an economy is pooled into the hands of just a few minority of people.
    so what is your solution?
    I don't know. Maybe invent a group of people who are tasked with making group decisions that are in the best interest of society and larger economy? So I can focus on my own self economic interest?

    I'd call it "Toverment" after you.
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