Time to address income inequality

Time to address income inequality

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justice

Rome, NY

#1 Aug 6, 2014
The riches 400 Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 50% of Americans.
Welfare Scum

Utica, NY

#4 Aug 7, 2014
Just because they got to have jobs doesn't mean we can't have the government take from them and give it to us! If the government won't do it, let's kill them and take what we deserve!
Campbell Brown

Syracuse, NY

#5 Aug 7, 2014
My husband, who works for Michelle Rhee, our hedge fund buddies and myself are working on this. We're trying to turn free public schools into for profit businesses, which will make us billionaires three times over. We will take away just cause for firing teachers so any teacher making a whopping 40K or above can beat it and kiss any earned pension bye-bye. Anybody who's left will have to teach only what we tell them to. This will be a great start in wiping out the middle class. Once we have all the money and control of the education system, we can control the population and make them totally dependent on us. Money and power- YESSSSS!!!!!!
Observer

Smithfield, RI

#7 Aug 8, 2014
justice wrote:
The riches 400 Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 50% of Americans.
What is stopping you from becoming one of those 400? Just work hard. They didn't get that way collecting food stamps.
huntz hall

Liverpool, NY

#8 Aug 9, 2014
Observer wrote:
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What is stopping you from becoming one of those 400? Just work hard. They didn't get that way collecting food stamps.
Excellent post! Work hard, go to school, save your money, forego the tatts, jewelry & drugs and make something of yourself.
Truth

Utica, NY

#9 Aug 10, 2014
justice wrote:
The riches 400 Americans have as much wealth as the bottom 50% of Americans.
Where did they get that wealth? Did they steal it or come by it in some nefarious way? If the did then take it away, arrest them and prosecute them to the fullest extent of the law. But, if they came by it in accordance with existing law then leave them alone and stop trying to make them pay for your idea of what is fair. If you want more get an education, develop marketable skills/products/services and work hard. More time than not that's how the wealthy got and stay wealthy.

I have another statistic since you seem to like them. The top 1% of Americans in terms of wealth pay about 37% of all federal taxes. The top 50% pay just short of 100% of all federal taxes. The lowest 50% of working Americans pay no federal tax at all with some of those actually getting rebates(taken from the taxes paid by the top 50%) via tax credits.

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