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    33 44.59%
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Upwards. The United States has more wealth inequality now, than at any point in the past 80 years.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Upwards. The United States has more wealth inequality now, than at any point in the past 80 years.
    the longer a nation exists, the more the most skillful will accumulate. and I will note that welfare socialism is an opiate-the addiction to which saps the ability of many to try to achieve more



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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Is that what was happening in the Fifties and Sixties when the middle class grew and income was expanded to the workers?

    People want corporations to do well and for employers do to well also PROVIDING that they too share in the prosperity. And in a nutshell that is the problem of the last ten years. the prosperity has been only one way.
    If you don't want to answer the question then don't respond to the question. That is complete evasion on your part. The rich were getting richer in the 1950s as well. look it up



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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the longer a nation exists, the more the most skillful will accumulate. and I will note that welfare socialism is an opiate-the addiction to which saps the ability of many to try to achieve more
    Where is your proof of this in nations other than the USA? I would love to see those facts from an objective authoritative source.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    I just returned from Brazil, a country that has struggled with huge levels of wealth disparity for virtually its entire history. Many parts of Sao Paulo are every bit as nice as New York City...but they are within walking distance of favelas where people eke out a living in grinding poverty.

    Anyone who says that wealth disparity doesn't matter, or isn't the concern of the wealthy, is deluding themselves. Uneducated and unhealthy workforces will have an adverse impact on the economy, as will crime and other social ills associated with poverty. These problems affect everyone, directly or indirectly.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Where is your proof of this in nations other than the USA? I would love to see those facts from an objective authoritative source.
    well we have wage a "war" on poverty where billions have been given to "the poor" and we still have lots of "poor"

    Lets stick with the USA-I couldn't care less what happens in places Like GREECE or FRANCE that are paragons of self sufficiency and sound governmental budgets



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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    If you don't want to answer the question then don't respond to the question. That is complete evasion on your part. The rich were getting richer in the 1950s as well. look it up
    Boy do you miss the point. People are not angry that the rich get richer. The point is for EVERYONE to get richer. Got that? In the Fifties and Sixties the prosperity flowed through the middle class also. Unions were strong and the middle class was strong. Today, the rich get richer and everybody else is losing ground that took a generation or two to previously gain. Why do you ignore that fact?
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    I just returned from Brazil, a country that has struggled with huge levels of wealth disparity for virtually its entire history. Many parts of Sao Paulo are every bit as nice as New York City...but they are within walking distance of favelas where people eke out a living in grinding poverty.

    Anyone who says that wealth disparity doesn't matter, or isn't the concern of the wealthy, is deluding themselves. Uneducated and unhealthy workforces will have an adverse impact on the economy, as will crime and other social ills associated with poverty. These problems affect everyone, directly or indirectly.
    what is your solution? taxing the rich more and telling the average citizen that he has no duty to pay for more and more government services that make him more and more dependent on the government?

    I'd really like to hear from you all that whine about how bad wealth disparity is what your solutions are.



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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    the longer a nation exists, the more the most skillful will accumulate. and I will note that welfare socialism is an opiate-the addiction to which saps the ability of many to try to achieve more
    Why would the most skillful tend to accumulate, the longer a nation exists? Every generation will have talented people and untalented people. I see no reason to think that a nation should by default gravitate toward greater inequality...it depends on our policies and society.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    my question to Turtle about backing up his claims provided without any evidence in his post


    Where is your proof of this in nations other than the USA? I would love to see those facts from an objective authoritative source.
    his answer


    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    well we have wage a "war" on poverty where billions have been given to "the poor" and we still have lots of "poor"

    Lets stick with the USA-I couldn't care less what happens in places Like GREECE or FRANCE that are paragons of self sufficiency and sound governmental budgets
    So you DO NOT have any independent evidence to support your claims.
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