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  • The wealth has been redistributed UPWARDS

    34 45.95%
  • The wealth has been redistributed DOWNWARDS

    33 44.59%
  • The wealth has not been redistributed

    1 1.35%
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That statement is wrong.

    It's half-wrong, unless trade school or job training is counted as "higher ed". I know a massively-certified, highly experienced welder who became a welding contractor for oil rigs who makes over 200k a year. A lot of skilled-blue-collar trades can make very good money, if you have some smarts.

    But unskilled labor is rapidly going down the tubes as far as a viable mode of making a living.

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It's half-wrong, unless trade school or job training is counted as "higher ed". I know a massively-certified, highly experienced welder who became a welding contractor for oil rigs who makes over 200k a year. A lot of skilled-blue-collar trades can make very good money, if you have some smarts.

    But unskilled labor is rapidly going down the tubes as far as a viable mode of making a living.
    true-and there are lots of kids who would be better off learning how to service BMWs or Lexus automobiles that going to college. Lexus techs are getting 40 bucks an hour at the place where my car gets serviced. That's a bit more than people with Masters in teaching or art history are getting in many places. I have always noted that America cannot compete in terms of costs in the unskilled labor market. We also have to try to reduce certain pathologies that serve as obstacles to people becoming skilled in a trade or educated



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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    It's half-wrong, unless trade school or job training is counted as "higher ed". I know a massively-certified, highly experienced welder who became a welding contractor for oil rigs who makes over 200k a year. A lot of skilled-blue-collar trades can make very good money, if you have some smarts.

    But unskilled labor is rapidly going down the tubes as far as a viable mode of making a living.
    Well, to me any schooling after highschool is considered as "higher learning". So yeah a trade school would be considered as such.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    true-and there are lots of kids who would be better off learning how to service BMWs or Lexus automobiles that going to college. Lexus techs are getting 40 bucks an hour at the place where my car gets serviced. That's a bit more than people with Masters in teaching or art history are getting in many places. I have always noted that America cannot compete in terms of costs in the unskilled labor market. We also have to try to reduce certain pathologies that serve as obstacles to people becoming skilled in a trade or educated
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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?
    I find that selfish folks that only care about themselves tend to ignore this fact.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    What resources and/or financing did Steve Jobs or Bill Gates have before they started a business?

    I guess it is just easier to sit back and bitch about others not doing something than putting forth the effort to do it yourself.


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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Awesome! View Post
    It's a damn shame that so many people fall into that pant****ter attitude. They don't realize with a little effort, you can still do anything in this country. People in other countries and people fresh off the boat in America would laugh at the woe is me, the system is stacked against you rants on this thread. Bottom line, you can become anything you want in this country by YOUR own effort no matter what your socio economic status.
    Disagree. Until sexism, racism and ageism no longer exist in this country? That is total crap.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Disagree. Until sexism, racism and ageism no longer exist in this country? That is total crap.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    I would like those who chose downwards to explain why the top 2% control 95% of the wealth--because if it is being distributed downwards, they're doing a piss-poor job...

    ...this should be interesting.

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    I would like those who chose downwards to explain why the top 2% control 95% of the wealth--because if it is being distributed downwards, they're doing a piss-poor job...

    ...this should be interesting.

    95% of the wealth?

    OH THE DRAMA

    redistribution is the government taking wealth from some and giving it to others

    the top 5% pay most of the federal income taxes anyway-



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