(Closed) Wealth distribution in the US

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@PandasWifey:  Did you actually bother to read ANY of the thread before responding?

Post # 33
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@PandasWifey:  Wow democrats want to be taken care of?  Mind you I’m in Canada but if I were in the US I would most likely be a democrat and I have NEVER expected anyone to pay for me or take care of me (although I do believe in universal health care even though I have never been really sick).  The proof of the fact is that I have, fortunately, a good quality of life.  I don’t feel I DESERVE that, I do believe I earned it but I sure as hell would never rub my fortunes on other which is why I believe it is also my duty to society to ensure that people have the opportunity to reach to the levels I have (and hopefully further).  That is a very short-sighted and narrow view of why people vote one way or the other.  Without getting into the ticket issues which republicans are well-known for and why I would NEVER vote for them (homophobia, abortion issues, and a lack of understanding of the middle class) I utlimately believe in social equality meaning that people have a right to have the opportunity to progress in life, live with dignity, and have an acceptable quality of life IF they do an honest day’s work or if they fall on hard time.  It is very unchristian to put someone down when they are already down.  I do not, of course, believe in welfare system abuse and that’s why I think that it should be tied to some limits and cash benefits eliminated (aka food stamps, much better to provide some sort of warehouse where the gov provides good food for those who are classified as requiring assitance).

 

 

 

Post # 34
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I’m obviously not going to argue ALL of you. Just came on to say my piece and I did. Watch Carson’s video and stop whining about stupid charts. If you founded apple or microsoft youd be bitter about everyone complaining that you’re too wealthy and thus should be responsible for taking care of the nations expenses instead of everyone sharing equal responsibility.

 

 

 

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@PandasWifey:  I guess you misunderstood the entire issue.  It’s not people whining that some people have more money.  It’s that the disparity between the very rich and everyone else is HUGE.  Something should be done about it — because it does not make us a great country to have millions of people without opportunity.  

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@PandasWifey:  Except the founder of Microsoft is doing a whole lot for society in general which goes against a lot of the Republican arguements.

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@peachacid:  I don’t think the issue is the really rich persay, the issue is that we no longer have a system where someone who works 40 hours + is actually having a LIVING wage.  Buisnesses will never pay more than they can get away with, and even now we have buisness interferring with immigration policies (at least in Canada) bringing foreign workers who are capable of being paid less than native workers.  Thus we are in effect subsidizing buisness through taxes and policies which allow them to earn a lot more than never before but without the government taking care of the people.  That being said, buisness will soon learn how bad of a policy this can be.  There was a reason why Ford paid more for his workers back in the day.  When a population is unable to purchase your goods, business will ultimately fail.

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@peachacid:  It’s not people whining that some people have more money.  It’s that the disparity between the very rich and everyone else is HUGE.  Something should be done about it..


Like I said… WHINING.

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@Ettalie:  If we had a living wage, across the board, we’d be so much better off.  A 40 hour work week should support a person.  

 

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@PandasWifey:  

whine |(h)wīn|

noun

a long, high-pitched complaining cry : the dog gave a small whine.

a long, high-pitched unpleasant sound : the whine of the engine.

a complaining tone of voice.

a feeble or petulant complaint : a constant whine about the quality of public services.

verb [ intrans. ]

give or make a long, high-pitched complaining cry or sound : the dog whined and scratched at the back door.

[ reporting verb ] complain in a feeble or petulant way : [ intrans. ] the waitress whined about the increased work | [with direct speech ] “What about him?” he whined.



As you can see, if you can read the above, whining is not the same as saying, “Something should be done.”  

 

Post # 41
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@PandasWifey:  So your comment “all we want is percentages to be equal and fair” is not whining?

Post # 42
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@Ettalie:  Let’s ignore her — she doesn’t want to have a conversation.

What do you think of a living wage?  

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@Ettalie:  Nope, I’m simply RESPONDING to everyone else WHINING about this stupid chart.

Long story short, every other freaking country in the world is SOCIALIST and has more equal distribution of wealth, so if you hate the US so much, go live in ANY OTHER COUNTRY instead of whining and trying to change this one. Republicans, however, have no place else to go because America is the last country that even comes close to fitting our beliefs. Just let us have it and go live in Europe or something.

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@PandasWifey:  That sounds like whining to me.

This country has faults.  Surprise!  Changing that is NOT WHINING.  Instead, working to change the way things are is um…an American thing to do.  

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@peachacid:  What you consider to be “FAULTS” are the only things that separate America from any other country in the world, so again, go live in one that doesn’t have these “Faults” that piss you off so much instead of complaining about this one. You can literally pick ANY other country and it won’t have this wealth distribution “issue.”

 

Post # 46
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@PandasWifey:  Okay.   You think the country works perfectly well and there’s nothing you would change?

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