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Fault Lines: The Top 1% + Income In The USA

Report on income Inequality in America. Al Jazeera does what corporate owned media refuse to do. Report the facts.

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Fault Lines: The Top 1% + Income In The USA. Report on income Inequality in America. Al Jazeera does what corporate owned media refuse to do. Report the facts.
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Linkenberger
Male, 18-29, Canada
 1166 Posts
Monday, August 8, 2011 10:29:36 PM
*dusts off soapbox* here we go again...

Here's the situation as I see it: there will always Always ALWAYS be a gap between the rich and poor; the world would not function without it. The issue now is how to manage that gap in a way that most benefits everyone.

The best way to solve it is to keep the rich from getting superfluously rich, and the poor from getting desperately poor. Keep the poor from revolting, but at the same time poor enough to have a drive to become wealthy. Keep the wealthy feeling important, but not so powerful they gain control of the system.

I`m all for not punishing people because they are successful, but when a contribution that wouldn`t make a dent in the pocketbook is refused, then we need to evaluate ourselves as people.

ThunderDiety
Male, 30-39, Western US
 19 Posts
Monday, August 8, 2011 1:23:20 PM
Bush rearranges the tax code with tons of tax cuts. His ideas were unique very different than any other President. More than ten years of his idea and the economy has continually got worse. Obama says hey let's do it the Way Every Other President did and that`s a bad idea. Bush ideas were the outlier and as it seems did not work at all. Why not put thing more inline with the way they were, when the economy was much better. How is this a hard idea to grasp?

swiftkeys
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 481 Posts
Friday, August 5, 2011 11:00:32 PM
big paragraphs.

Hephaestus
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 35 Posts
Friday, August 5, 2011 3:26:33 PM
@Macfan20
If you happen to come look at this later:

1) Why do you wish to be the top 1%, what goals do you have that require that kind of income?
2) I’m willing to bet the CEOs are barely phased by the protesters; I’d suspect a level of disconnect or apathy to the “common man” and his problems.
3) Education is one pathway to better finances, but it is not a certainty. Even if it were, there is a point where everyone can’t be the CEO of a company.... someone has to pick up the trash or maintain the building – they are crucial to the company... yet, they will get a crumb of the income compared to the CEO. And you can claim that t he CEO ‘s job is hard to replace... national companies seem to change their CEO’s often, I doubt it’s that difficult.
4) I would amend your final point to say: voice your

macfan20
Male, 18-29, Canada
 10 Posts
Friday, August 5, 2011 2:52:06 PM
Honestly, I feel little pity for these protesters. People who work hard should reap the benefits of that work and dedication, and should be compensated for it accordingly. As someone who is at the top of their class and is confident that they will reach the top 1% of earners in their country, I would find it discouraging to know that further taxes would be imposed on my earnings than those that already exist. It is a goal of mine to make it into the top tax bracket so I will finally be able to see the fruits of my labor. If these people want a better quality of living, the should go to university and educate themselves rather than living off of the taxes of those who do.
The CEO's are probably looking down from their sky scraper`s at these demonstrations and telling themselves to work even harder to ensure they never end up like the peasants on the ground. Put your effort into becoming successful rather than complaining over the fact that you`re not.

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