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What do you think of wealth distribution in America?

Posted by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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I just saw this video on YouTube and I'm aghast!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM&feature=player_embedded

What say you?

by on Apr. 9, 2013 at 3:31 PM
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smalltowngal
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:03 PM
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There have been a couple threads posted with this video. You can search them and find a wide variety of opinions. :)

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:14 PM
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The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-

HunnyBabie
by Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:18 PM

 I think that's what the democrats (socialists) want us (the bottom 99%) to think.  Then socialism looks a whole lot better, with all that equality going on and all.

Can you believe the top 1% guy with his ten stacks???  <re>


Quoting Sisteract:

The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-


 

Sisteract
by Whoopie on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:24 PM
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What's really interesting is when you breakdown the top 1% -  the vast majority pf the wealth is held by the top 0.4% of citizens- The 6 Waltons (WM owners) hold as much wealth as the bottom 40% of Americans- 6 people!

Quoting HunnyBabie:

 I think that's what the democrats (socialists) want us (the bottom 99%) to think.  Then socialism looks a whole lot better, with all that equality going on and all.

Can you believe the top 1% guy with his ten stacks??? 


Quoting Sisteract:

The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-




LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:25 PM
Stupid cell phone. CAN'T take you seriously.

Quoting HunnyBabie:

 I think that's what the democrats (socialists) want us (the bottom 99%) to think.  Then socialism looks a whole lot better, with all that equality going on and all.


Can you believe the top 1% guy with his ten stacks???  <re>




Quoting Sisteract:


The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-




 

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HunnyBabie
by Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:54 PM

 THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!

That's apalling!!!  How can 6 ppl own more than 40% of the rest of a nation???  I'm a conservative, so I'm not looking to the government to fix anything.  I think their laws and regulations are what created this problem in the first place; the market has no room to self-correct or self-regulate.

You know I keep those 6 ppl rich.  Well, I don't, but DH does; he says things like we can't afford to shop anywhere else.  It sickens me that they just sponge off the rest of us like that!!!  I always hated WalMart; now I hate it even more!!!


Quoting Sisteract:

What's really interesting is when you breakdown the top 1% -  the vast majority pf the wealth is held by the top 0.4% of citizens- The 6 Waltons (WM owners) hold as much wealth as the bottom 40% of Americans- 6 people!

Quoting HunnyBabie:

 I think that's what the democrats (socialists) want us (the bottom 99%) to think.  Then socialism looks a whole lot better, with all that equality going on and all.

Can you believe the top 1% guy with his ten stacks??? 

 

Quoting Sisteract:

The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-

 

 



 

talia-mom
by Gold Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:57 PM


So do you think they should have to give up most of their money and have it distributed by the government to other people?


Quoting HunnyBabie:

 THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!

That's apalling!!!  How can 6 ppl own more than 40% of the rest of a nation???  I'm a conservative, so I'm not looking to the government to fix anything.  I think their laws and regulations are what created this problem in the first place; the market has no room to self-correct or self-regulate.

You know I keep those 6 ppl rich.  Well, I don't, but DH does; he says things like we can't afford to shop anywhere else.  It sickens me that they just sponge off the rest of us like that!!!  I always hated WalMart; now I hate it even more!!!


Quoting Sisteract:

What's really interesting is when you breakdown the top 1% -  the vast majority pf the wealth is held by the top 0.4% of citizens- The 6 Waltons (WM owners) hold as much wealth as the bottom 40% of Americans- 6 people!

Quoting HunnyBabie:

 I think that's what the democrats (socialists) want us (the bottom 99%) to think.  Then socialism looks a whole lot better, with all that equality going on and all.

Can you believe the top 1% guy with his ten stacks??? 


Quoting Sisteract:

The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-








brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 4:58 PM
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Why do people always jump to the conclusion that if someone points out the inequality in America they are socialist? Do you know what socialism is?



Were we socialist during 1947-1979? No. We were not. But the inequality wasn't through the roof either. It's completely possible for everyone to profit in a Capitalistic country.

In fact Capitalism runs best and most smoothly when it has a strong middle class, and a lower class than can get liveable wages (Ie.  Work a job and not need public assistance).

Capitalism doesn't not work smoothly when all the money is bunched up in an extremely tiny portion of the country. And in fact when allt he money is stuck on one spot and doesn't circulate like it was intended to the economy can completely fail.

Costco is a decent example of this. Their CEO makes 38 times more than the average employee there. He is a millionaire. His employees still make a liveable wage, and get decent benefits. Just because people want to point out the inequality in our country and look for ways to fix it. Doesn't mean they want socialism.

Quoting HunnyBabie:

 I think that's what the democrats (socialists) want us (the bottom 99%) to think.  Then socialism looks a whole lot better, with all that equality going on and all.

Can you believe the top 1% guy with his ten stacks??? 


Quoting Sisteract:

The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-





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If they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess

brookiecookie87
by Platinum Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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Did anyone suggest that?

This does show that they could afford to pay their employees more. In fact I think one study stated if they raised every employee at Walmarts salary by 3 dollars an hour it would only cost the consumers about 50 cents a visit (This is assuming is not possible to ask one of the richest families on the planet to accept a little less profits).

This would curb the inequality. No one is saying, "Let's steal/take all their money and give it out". People are saying, "Perhaps, some of the biggest employers in the country can afford to pay better wages".

Perhaps the growth of income is extremely disproportionate. And this doesn't mean we don't want people to be successful and rich. People can still be extremely rich and share some of those profits with the people they employ.

Quoting talia-mom:


So do you think they should have to give up most of their money and have it distributed by the government to other people?


Quoting HunnyBabie:

 THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!

That's apalling!!!  How can 6 ppl own more than 40% of the rest of a nation???  I'm a conservative, so I'm not looking to the government to fix anything.  I think their laws and regulations are what created this problem in the first place; the market has no room to self-correct or self-regulate.

You know I keep those 6 ppl rich.  Well, I don't, but DH does; he says things like we can't afford to shop anywhere else.  It sickens me that they just sponge off the rest of us like that!!!  I always hated WalMart; now I hate it even more!!!


Quoting Sisteract:

What's really interesting is when you breakdown the top 1% -  the vast majority pf the wealth is held by the top 0.4% of citizens- The 6 Waltons (WM owners) hold as much wealth as the bottom 40% of Americans- 6 people!

Quoting HunnyBabie:

 I think that's what the democrats (socialists) want us (the bottom 99%) to think.  Then socialism looks a whole lot better, with all that equality going on and all.

Can you believe the top 1% guy with his ten stacks??? 


Quoting Sisteract:

The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-










Join us on the 99% Moms group!
The Ninety-Nine Percent Moms   

If they enforced bank regulations like they do park rules, we wouldn't be in this mess

HunnyBabie
by Member on Apr. 9, 2013 at 5:03 PM
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 No, that would be socialism and I clearly stated, not only that I am a conservative, but also that I disagree with socialism.

 You quoted me.  I said there's too much government involvement in the market.  See the part about the market self-correcting and self-regulating.

Quoting talia-mom:

 

So do you think they should have to give up most of their money and have it distributed by the government to other people?

 

Quoting HunnyBabie:

 THIS IS WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT!!!

That's apalling!!!  How can 6 ppl own more than 40% of the rest of a nation???  I'm a conservative, so I'm not looking to the government to fix anything.  I think their laws and regulations are what created this problem in the first place; the market has no room to self-correct or self-regulate.

You know I keep those 6 ppl rich.  Well, I don't, but DH does; he says things like we can't afford to shop anywhere else.  It sickens me that they just sponge off the rest of us like that!!!  I always hated WalMart; now I hate it even more!!!

 

Quoting Sisteract:

What's really interesting is when you breakdown the top 1% -  the vast majority pf the wealth is held by the top 0.4% of citizens- The 6 Waltons (WM owners) hold as much wealth as the bottom 40% of Americans- 6 people!

Quoting HunnyBabie:

 I think that's what the democrats (socialists) want us (the bottom 99%) to think.  Then socialism looks a whole lot better, with all that equality going on and all.

Can you believe the top 1% guy with his ten stacks??? 

 

Quoting Sisteract:

The bottom 99% are never going to get ahead in the new America- and that might grow to the bottom 99.6%-

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

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