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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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Thread: Redistribution of Wealth

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    Redistribution of Wealth

    Hey guys.

    Choose your answer and debate why below. We're looking at a timeframe from the 1970s until now.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    i see no poll.

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    i see no poll.
    You should, I can.

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    I must have caught it before it came up... it's there now. Odd.

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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    The term "redistributed" is a loaded one. To me, redistribution means government taking from those who make income and giving it to others. I do not define redistribution as say someone working for 10 dollars an hour pursuant to their employment contract and through their labor making their employer say 12 dollars an hour (ie a two dollar net gain).

    what we have done is redistribute billions of dollars through social welfare programs and yet all it does is increase dependency and has not alleviated "poverty" (though our poor today are far more materialistically better off than even our middle class was a few decades ago)



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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    No doubt about it - the rich are getting richer. Sad day for a sustainable society.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    No doubt about it - the rich are getting richer. Sad day for a sustainable society.
    That's primarily because they DO something to make money, rather than sitting on their asses waiting to be fed.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    No doubt about it - the rich are getting richer. Sad day for a sustainable society.
    tell us what would be going on if the rich were not getting richer--that would mean that investments in the USA were failing, corporations were all going bankrupt.

    think about it.



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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    tell us what would be going on if the rich were not getting richer--that would mean that investments in the USA were failing, corporations were all going bankrupt.

    think about it.
    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.
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    Re: Redistribution of Wealth

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    That's primarily because they DO something to make money, rather than sitting on their asses waiting to be fed.
    Ouch-that's gonna leave a mark

    When people whine about the rich getting richer it is one of the stupidest things being said. If you are "rich" it generally means you are making more than you spend. So each year that your are rich, you accumulate a bit more. Now if the rich were not getting richer that would mean the following

    1) no one could earn more than they spent
    2) taxes were taking everything left over
    3) the economy of this country had completely collapsed

    I guess that is what Haymarket and his ilk want-either a 100% taxation at a certain level or the economy to completely collapse



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