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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    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.
    Make that 4 people out of 301. Your post reminded me I hadn't voted yet.

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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?
    Not "mandated", but much can be done to affect outcomes long-term via tax policy. Income and wealth disparity have been increasing since the highest marginal rates in taxes have been decreasing...

    So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?-wealth-disparity-top-1-vs-marginal-tax-rates-jpg

    How tax can reduce inequality - OECD Observer

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    Make that 4 people out of 301. Your post reminded me I hadn't voted yet.
    Thanks for your contribution. The acceptability of wealth disparity is making a comeback.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I want you to revolt. I love seeing envy driven lefties talk about revolution. Go for it
    You brought up revolution. So you won't mind having all your assets frozen? I think you would. Be careful what you wish for.
    Last edited by iguanaman; 01-20-15 at 12:53 PM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    So you won't mind having all your assets frozen? I think you would. Be careful what you wish for.
    you think the people who want to revolt are going to be able to do that? Who do you think owns the banks? not people who are bellyaching about the rich



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

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you think the people who want to revolt are going to be able to do that? Who do you think owns the banks? not people who are bellyaching about the rich
    You are the one that wants a revolt. It would be the Govt. who you would be fighting. So yes you would lose all your assets first.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    You are the one that wants a revolt. It would be the Govt. who you would be fighting. So yes you would lose all your assets first.
    LOL, the rich run the government. true, some of the rich are rich due to the government and thus pander to the envy of people like you and others are rich despite the government



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

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    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.
    The poll has been spammed, unfortunately.
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    Re: So How Much Income Inequality is TOO Much Income Inequality?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    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.
    Check out the scores when you only measure "members". Someone has been manipulating DP polls, as of late, with large numbers of non-member votes in order to skew results in a preferred direction.

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

    As for the poll - why should I care what the highest-income earners make? I am doing alright, and it's not as if a dollar in their paycheck means a dollar less in mine.

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