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Income Inequality

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  1. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

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    Define it.
     
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    pocketfullofshells Well-Known Member

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    You don't know ... check!
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably more like income diffetential. Trouble is that doesnt offer any emo plucking capability so as to make one ignore the real reasons the diffetential changes.
     
  5. GBFan

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    So, the question becomes ... how much is a common laborer worth? How much is his foreman worth? How much is the HR manager worth? How much is the CEO worth?
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Yes and taking into account that labor is getting more and more poorly educated by the yest (or day) while the third world is on a different trajectory.
     
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    There has been quite a debate about income equality vs. opportunity equality ... Dems tend to argue income equality, while Republicans take the opposite position. So, does opportunity exist today? Can a guy really get ahead? Can he lift his family out of poverty?
     
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    of course. its harder as BO is doing everything in (or beyond) his power to strangle the economy.
     
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    "Income Inequality" is a farce! Like most every Democrat buzz-term, it's meaningless when applied as a universal concept. Typical of the Democrat left, they apply the term to an entire nation, rather than to individuals.

    For example, consider a CEO earning 100 million dollars per-year. Perhaps that CEO led a company with 30,000 employees from yearly losses of 50 million dollars to profits of 500 million dollars. Is he/she being overpaid versus an employee who makes 30 thousand dollars a year, works 40 hours/week, and takes 30 sick days every year??? Any CEO or mid-level manager worth a damn pays employees what they're worth. To do otherwise is bad management. The bottom line is that some employees aren't worth what they're paid, including some CEO's!

    Unions are a prime example of "income inequality". ALL union members with the same job description receive the same pay. Although those workers are equal in income, they are often NOT equal in skill nor experience. Using another leftist Democrat term, "Fair", is it fair for a less capable and less hard-working employee to earn the same as a far superior employee simply because a job description says they're "equal". THAT is definitely "income inequality"!!

    Leftist Democrats are simple-minded stooges who can't handle anything more complex than buzz terms that sound nice to them.
     
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    More importantly than "what is income inequality", the question should be "why does it matter"?
     
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    It matters because it is just another Marxist trick from the current regime to keep the people divided down every social and economical line imaginable.

    While the Marxist Democrats are convincing the sheeple of this horrific act that has been committed against them they are pushing policies to "correct" this unfairness which all normal informed citizens know will end in intentional job losses.
     
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    Income inequality will soon give way to a new liberal buzz word..."guaranteed income" and then when that catches on it will soon become a "human right".....
     
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