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Thread: How do you feel about income?

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    How do you feel about income?

    Well, which would you rather have?

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Well, which would you rather have?
    i don't care about income disparity. the only time people should make the same wage is when they work for the same company, at the same level, and perform identically.

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    I want to go with option 2, but I don't believe that anyone but the company should choose what they are paying someone and the employee can either take it or leave it...


    hmmmmm....Life isn't fair, so I'd try and stray from concepts that try and force fairness...

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Shareholder companies, the shareholders should decide.
    Private companies, the owner(s) should decide.
    Publically-funded jobs, the public should decide. (through their elected officials)

    Although some of the massive corporate wages paid and "golden parachutes" that these guys that sit on each others boardrooms and vote each other is ridiculous, it's not really anyone's business unless they have a stake in the company.

    About the only time I get upset is when I see like a school superintendent getting 300+k salaries while some school employees and beginning teachers are eating beans and rice.

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    I don't like income tax.

    I don't see how the United States has any legitimacy to take money from the "fruits of my labor". There's another term for taking a percentage of someone else's toil -- extortion?
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    I'm not asking about if the government forced this, I'm just saying, forget everything else. Forget how it's done. Would you rather have a higher income for everyone or a tighter distribution of income?

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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    I'm worth more than a lot of other people.
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    I'm not asking about if the government forced this, I'm just saying, forget everything else. Forget how it's done. Would you rather have a higher income for everyone or a tighter distribution of income?
    I'm not too keen on how this is even possible. I was just doing my duty of making a smart-ass remark.
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    Well, which would you rather have?
    Are we assuming that outflows remain the same?
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    Re: How do you feel about income?

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    Are we assuming that outflows remain the same?
    Would you rather have people be more wealthy or wealth more tightly distributed?

    Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
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