I have NEVER EVER said this one should be making this are that one should be making that. I very well understand that there will ALWAYS be those who make less than others and those who will make more than others.<quoted text>
You have me confused with a liberal/progressive like yourself. I don't think I have the "authority" to determine what someone else makes. That's you and your ilk who feel that it isn't "fair" that someone only makes $X because you say so. Can you show me an article written by the left that says it's a good thing that "middle class wages" have gone down because technology has made the jobs easier and thus requires a less educated, less experienced worker? It's the left that wants wage controls, unions, etc. that set wages because those that do so believe they are smarter than the 300,000,000 who are purchasing that work.
You are the one who feels that a certain position should make a certain wage because you say so, not me.
But it's me that recognizes that it is NOT healthy for the economy as a whole of ANY country to have such an income disparity. Especially when it is believed there are just those who deserve to take out of it as much as they can get. Where as you have been presenting why there should be the poor.
And one thing I also recognize if if there are those who will refuse to pick up your garbage, as just an example, because they can't make a livable wage you are not going to have a problem to solve. Unless you think all that laying around your home isn't an unhealthy situation. If there is no one willing to be an auto mechanic because they can't make a living wage at it you'll probably be walking or riding the bus with all the rest of the deserving poor, at some point.
All I was doing was pointing out what the recognized experts on economics, and are concerned with the national economic health, have said. But obviously your belief is is if it's the way it is, that's the way it should be. Well it's been working out just famously hasn't it.
Apparently you are so wrapped up in your own little world to have not noticed the reports on how many people that have degrees in law, engineering, MBAs and other disciplines working as restaurant servers, in factories and other menial jobs because they can't get jobs in their filed(s). But you would probably come with all other necessary explanations on why that should be.
Because of your short attention span I feel it necessary to repeat; I have NEVER EVER said this one SHOULD BE making this much, that other one SHOULD BE making that other amount.
But I will say there is no one on the planet worth $9,000 per hour. The only one I would even possibly change that for would be someone who started up their own company and was still running it. SURELY not some hired CEO that is not and never been the founder of the company they are head of. There, I have said it FOR THE FIRST TIME. So you can go ahead and infer that to mean ANYTHING you want it to and see if I give a crap.
"When it shall be said in any country in the world, my poor are happy; neither ignorance nor distress is to be found among them; my jails are empty of prisoners, my streets of beggars; the aged are not in want; the taxes are not oppressive; the rational world is my friend, because I am the friend of it's happiness: when these things can be said, then may that country boast it's constitution and government." - Thomas Paine
You might want to look up who he was.