Wealth Distribution in the United States

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    Wealth Distribution in the United States | Business Pundit

    Financially speaking, there is a great inequality in the United States. Over the last 30 years, while the rich have been getting richer, the poor have been getting steadily poorer. One reason for the growing disparity between the rich and the poor is the fact that most new jobs that are created pay low wages and often do not offer retirement plans or health coverage.
     
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    You mean we have to develop our own retirement plans? We have to buy our own health insurance? How scandalous! How dare these evil (insert word here) make us take responsibility for our own lives!

    I mean it's not like I should be paid for my labor or for providing some benefit to the community. I should just be given everything. Much more fair that way.
     
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    Mayby Flaygo should just move to Cuba.

    He can bust his ass for the State.

    He won't need wages as they will provide him with everything he needs to live on plus a nifty house I'm sure.

    They will also provide HC via their primo HC system. After all Michael Moore said its the best in the world.

    He won't have to worry about any rich folks because there aren't any. Social Justice and equality.

    I'm sure he'll be very happy.
     
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    If a company's compensation package doesnt meet your needs, dont take the job. Those low paying jobs are low paying because almost anyone can do them. If there is a large pool of unemployed labor is it logical to assume that entry level wages arent going to increase? If you want more money learn a unique skill set that is in demand.
     
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    In other words, to conservatives, the bigger the gap between rich and poor,

    the better the system is working.
     
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    You don't have either health insurance or a retirement plan?
     
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    Or for those whom lack the;

    ambition, drive, motivation, talent, smarts, intellect capacity, where with all, sticktoitevness, grit, sheet deterioration, perseverance

    the response is always the same; anyone who supports something other than a hand out opposed to a hand up, revert to the same strawman translation.
     
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    So you are saying that a machinist who used to gat paid to manually turn a lathe and use his skill, creativity and dedication to perfection, 15 an hour should now get paid MORE to hit a button and let the CNC computerized machine do the work?

    When are you folks going to open your eyes and stop listening to the likes of Pelosi.

    Your anger should not be at the business owners. Your anger should be at the increase in technology.

    Something easier.....look at your recpetionist. She used to get paid 15 an hour to handle a switchboard, take messages, deal with front desk responsibililities.

    Now she just handles the few overflows thanks to voicemail.

    Should she be getting MORE per hour for that?
     
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    Progressives want everyone to receive equal outcomes throughout life. So, no matter how hard you work, how much more intelligent you are, no matter what you do, you should not have anything more than the other guy.

    The problem with the progressive ideal.... when you remove the 'reward', you remove the 'motivation'..... and America will be a third world country in a decade. Why innovate and create new products when you receive no reward for doing so? Why get out of bed and go to work when you get the same reward as someone who does?

    I am at a loss as to how even the most stupid (like Fail&Won'tGo) cannot see the utter and total ludicrousness of this.
     
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    Indeed. And anytime you hear "leveling the playing field" by any of these Statists? What you have said here is precisely what the Statists are speaking of.

    Life is unfair, and everyone is different. Statists? Get used to this fact. You cannot change it no matter how hard you try. The only thing you succeed in harvesting with your policies is mass resentment by those working hard just to survive.
     
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