View Poll Results: How much income inequality is TOO much income inequality?

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  • I am left-leaning, and there is too much income inequality right now.

    126 40.65%
  • I am left-leaning, and the current level is acceptable, but should not be higher

    1 0.32%
  • I am left-leaning, and I don't think there should be a limit on the level of income inequality.

    2 0.65%
  • I am a centrist, and there is too much income inequality right now.

    93 30.00%
  • I am a centrist, and the current level is acceptable, but should not be higher

    5 1.61%
  • I am a centrist, and I don't think there should be a limit on the level of income inequality.

    2 0.65%
  • I am right-leaning, and there is too much income inequality right now.

    66 21.29%
  • I am right-leaning, and the current level is acceptable, but should not be higher

    9 2.90%
  • I am right-leaning, and I don't think there should be a limit on the level of income inequality.

    6 1.94%
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Thread: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    Why wait till that "one day"? All you have to do is to move to almost any poor third-world nation and you can have that RIGHT NOW!
    You should revolt against the rich. especially rich gun owners. stomp out two groups you hate.



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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I truly want the far lefties to rise up as they keep threatening to do. I really do.
    You have a very sick mind. Sometimes it's genuinely frightening that you are entrusted with any kind of power or influence. There's a recurring theme of abject sadism in what you have to say. It's really disturbing.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Meh. To me, income inequality is not so much the issue as is wealth centralization. My problem isn't with Billy Bob down the street making a few bucks more than me, it's with 1-2% of the population holding 50% of this country's wealth.

    Income inequality, to an extent, will exist in any system barring pure communism. But wealth centralization is the result of a complacent populace and a spineless government body. It can be fixed. It should be fixed. It must be fixed.

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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    so more bashing of the rich

    question:

    how much should have person have? is there a number? what is okay, and above that considered greed?

    now think about that....and then put one of our new multi billionaires into that equation.....

    you can go with the google guy, amazon guy, facebook guy.....they are all multi billionaires.....

    they all built something from scratch...had an idea, and made it work

    not only are they billionaires, but a number of other people surrounding them are very rich also

    now lets talk employees....how many people do these 3 guys employ here?

    what is their total payroll paid in say 2013?

    is that good or bad for the economy?

    do you think any of them would have made it to this point without venture capital?

    some of you are so worried that person x is worth 35 billion......so what?

    they are all examples of what people can do here with an idea, luck, and a lot of hard work
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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    You should revolt against the rich. especially rich gun owners. stomp out two groups you hate.
    You have no idea how vulnerable you are or you would not talk that way. Do you keep all your wealth in your mattress?

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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    The news came out today that OXFAM found that by 2016, the richest 1% will control half of all the world's wealth.

    That begs the question, then - what level of income inequality do you believe should be the upper limit, if there should be any limit at all? And if there should be a limit, how would that be achieved,
    since this is obviously something that can't be mandated by governments?


    Wrong.

    This can be mandated by governments.

    All that it takes is enough support.

    Whether it will ever actually happen is another story.

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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You have no idea how vulnerable you are or you would not talk that way. Do you keep all your wealth in your mattress?
    I want you to revolt. I love seeing envy driven lefties talk about revolution. Go for it



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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    You have a very sick mind. Sometimes it's genuinely frightening that you are entrusted with any kind of power or influence. There's a recurring theme of abject sadism in what you have to say. It's really disturbing.
    its funny you are ok with the person who suggested violent revolt. It appears what you see as 'sick mind' is not advocating violence but resisting marxist violence



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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by Glen Contrarian View Post
    The news came out today that OXFAM found that by 2016, the richest 1% will control half of all the world's wealth.

    That begs the question, then - what level of income inequality do you believe should be the upper limit, if there should be any limit at all? And if there should be a limit, how would that be achieved, since this is obviously something that can't be mandated by governments?
    As of this writing, 3 people out of 300 see no problem with the current income disparity. Um, 1%.

    That said, I don't think I have ever seen such a lopsided poll on DP.

    Also, wealth disparity is a much bigger problem than income disparity.

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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Meh. To me, income inequality is not so much the issue as is wealth centralization. My problem isn't with Billy Bob down the street making a few bucks more than me, it's with 1-2% of the population holding 50% of this country's wealth.

    Income inequality, to an extent, will exist in any system barring pure communism. But wealth centralization is the result of a complacent populace and a spineless government body. It can be fixed. It should be fixed. It must be fixed.
    Why must it be fixed and how do you fix it? This issue reminds me of the liberal positions on energy and the environment. Liberals elevate an issue to a dire threat to humanity, then offer zero with regard to solutions. Global warming is bad, but they offer no solution to actually stop it: fossil fuels are bad, but they offer nothing as an alternative. Here they say income inequality is bad, but offer nothing that will even remotely address the supposed 'problem.' Raising the minimum wage by a buck or two and raising taxes by a few billion as Obama is proposing will do absolutely NOTHING to alter the current income or wealth gap--the very problem these 'solutions' are supposed to be addressing. These are feel good measures, power grabs and envy salves for liberals, nothing else.

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