A Question for Socialists - Wealth Inequality

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    Do you believe someone should be compensated according to the amount of work he or she produces?

    For example. Wal-Mart's CEO earns about 1,167 times what his average employee earns.

    Does that seem fair or unfair? I'll post my response once a few of you reply.

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    By socialist logic, Wal-Mart's CEO is vastly underpaid. See, they believe someone should be directly compensated based on their labor. Any more, and they're unfairly exploiting others.

    Wal-Mart's CEO is responsible for employing 2.1 million people. So in reality, he should be earning 2.1 million times what the average worker earns, not 1,167.
     
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    Yes we already do that. It's called capitalism not socialism.
     
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    Of course not, they think the most useless DESERVES as much as the most productive. Their utopian wet dream would be to tax everyone at 100% so they could dish it out how they see fit.
     
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    Yup. Its the Progressive way. Why work for it when you can get it handed to you by the numbnuts we elect to represent us.

    Will be interesting when the takers outnumber the producers. Sure hope I'm long gone before that happens.
     
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    By socialist logic, Wal-Mart's CEO is vastly underpaid. See, they believe someone should be directly compensated based on their labor. Any more, and they're unfairly exploiting others.

    Wal-Mart's CEO is responsible for employing 2.1 million people. So in reality, he should be earning 2.1 million times what the average worker earns, not 1,167.
     
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    Great idea, but don't whine too loudly when they come at you with the torches and pitchforks.

    You see, only a relatively small percentage of people are so obsessed with control. Dollars represent control, so those control freaks amass as many dollars as they can while nobody else pays much attention--until it impacts their lives and families.

    There will always be monstrous control freaks, and that's why we have governments--after all, who wants to spend time watching their backs all the time?

    The kind of wealth control you support and promote is a social pathology.
     
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    Supply and demand at work there. How many folks can run a business the size of the Wal Mart empire, keep it functioning efficiently and profitably, versus how many folks are there out there that can stand in the Wal Mart entryway and say "Hello, can I help you?" endlessly and mindlessly?
    Plenty of folk out there that will sit barefoot on the sidewalk, as well, waiting for a sucker to come along and throw a coupla bucks in the tin cup they got conveniently alongside 'em.
    Betcha they all voted for Baracky Obammunist, too. Making indolence and sloth comfortable, one Democratic voter at a time.
     
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    Sam Walton died in 1992. He started the company and ran it. Thus the tough part is basically done.
     
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    The answer depends upon how you value human lives, and souls. If you truly believe that a Walmart heir is worth thousands more than a "regular guy," then that is a reflection of your personal value system.

    You should understand, though, that many others have vastly different value systems than you. You are mistaken if you think your priorities reign supreme.
     
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    I believe human lives are priceless.

    We're not putting dollar signs on individuals. We're just saying whether or not people should be compensated fairly for the amount of work they're responsible for.
     

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