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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    I can only imagine the horrors that entails.
    It's pretty easy to figure out. Just look at what democrats have recently proposed on the matter and you have a pretty good idea of what he is talking about.
    Last edited by Henrin; 09-27-14 at 02:25 AM.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    I can only imagine the horrors that entails.
    I can only imagine the insane amounts of subjugation you would like to impose on the working class!

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Nothing should be done, that isn't already being done. Income equality is a reality, because people aren't all equal in intelligence, drive, ingenuity, and just plain old luck. I strongly support reward for efforts, education, and industriousness, and I strongly dislike paying people for doing nothing.
    Yeah in the 1930's the rich said that nothing should be done either. Remember how that turned out? History repeats itself and if you pay close enough attention you will realize what went wrong.
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    and then exacting from the contributors--to whom a little means so much--a double share to guard the treasure!
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Yeah in the 1930's the rich said that nothing should be done either. Remember how that turned out? History repeats itself and if you pay close enough attention you will realize what went wrong.
    Capitalism still wins, buddy-sorry if its news.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    Yes I am a loser and yet you are the one that feels the need to blatantly lie about his childhood to make a point on a internet forum.

    I guarantee I will make more money than you and have a much more fulfilling life by helping others.

    Go away liar.
    Good luck. I hope you do change your ways and join society. The thing is you cannot prove that I am a liar. Besides who would ever believe what a convicted felon has to say anyhow.

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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by OnWisconsin View Post
    Yeah in the 1930's the rich said that nothing should be done either. Remember how that turned out? History repeats itself and if you pay close enough attention you will realize what went wrong.
    that has nothing to do with the topic



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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Having a union allows the employees to bargain on a level playing field. If the employees have to each bargain individually, then they have no clout.

    This is the wrong attitude

    Why can't the BEST worker make the most money?

    And yes, that means the least productive member of the workplace makes the less amount

    All employees need motivation....earning more than your sidekick is great motivation

    And the low man on the totem pole either needs to kick it up another gear, or understand he will make less than his counterparts

    My employees compete with each other.....the best make more

    Isn't that the way it should be?
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by b_dubz View Post
    One of the dumbest things I have ever read.

    So if you work really hard at wal Mart or McDonalds you will get ahead? No you certainly will not..

    Go away with your lying butt!
    Really?

    So no one at those places ever gets promoted?

    No one ever ends up in management, or heavens to god, end up managing their own store?

    How do you think corporate finds new franchise owners?

    They ask current owners about BEST managers and put them into the program

    But I guess none of that actually happens though....right?
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Unrepresented View Post


    The richest are getting all the profit from a smarter, harder working labor base. That's unsustainable and unjust.
    Not so at all - just because a worker is given better tools that worker is not working any harder. Tying wages to productivity makes no sense unless that requires a more skilled worker.

    Using the very oversimplified example of cutting the neighbor's lawn let us examine productivity and labor rates. Let's say that to mow a given lawn using a push mower takes two labor hours and to mow that same lawn using a riding mower takes only one labor hour. In either case the customer is only going to pay $30 for that service. One must then decide if spending $2,500 for a more productive mower is worth it. At $15/hour, assuming that the lawn is mowed weekly, it would take over three years to break even by making that productivity increase (equipment purchase) investment.
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    Re: Income Inequality

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Sorry, but no. Workers have a tendency to get ideas in their heads that they are owed certain things from their employers that are either outlandish or financially not viable for the business.
    And employers tend to forget that, when wage earners don't have money, they have no market.
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