Income inequality hurts U.S. greatness

Income inequality hurts U.S. greatness

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wiseAfricanAmeri can

Columbus, OH

#42 Jan 14, 2014
-The-Artist- wrote:
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https://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/mideast/RL33222.p...
Israel got 3.1 billion, not 10 billion, this year.
Compared with the cash the Egyptians are getting, not to mention the free ride the Saudis get from our bases in Qatar, Bahrain and the UAE, we are actually getting some tech from the Jews in the form of missile defense.
Considering that this country is flat broke, I cannot fathom why anyone is getting foreign aid. Ask the Chinese directly.
Neither should get a dime of our taxes! Let them blow each other up! It's a family feud anyway, cousin vs cousin. Not my problem! These Christian Zionist, like fat country John Hagee and others, are shills for the European Zionist. That money could rebuild, re- educate, urban America so there don't have to be welfare.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#43 Jan 14, 2014
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text> Neither should get a dime of our taxes! Let them blow each other up! It's a family feud anyway, cousin vs cousin. Not my problem! These Christian Zionist, like fat country John Hagee and others, are shills for the European Zionist. That money could rebuild, re- educate, urban America so there don't have to be welfare.
but.....but....but.....the kids actually have to attend school to learn.

fact check.
wiseAfricanAmeri can

Columbus, OH

#44 Jan 14, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
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but.....but....but.....the kids actually have to attend school to learn.
fact check.
They'll go if the" correct" Black people who love other Black people were in positions of power that would make the changes that are needed. Progressive and uncle Tom knee gros are the biggest obstacles.
Whoa

Chillicothe, OH

#45 Jan 14, 2014
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text> The typical wyt suburban family...right?
AND the up and coming black families that are joining them in the house next door. Also, can you count all those stealing and shooting down in the black neighborhoods because they want the money, NIKES or whatever their victims have??? It is in the local paper everyday without fail, never lets up.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#46 Jan 14, 2014
The majority of welfare recipients don't want to work. There's an easier way to get by, being on government dole.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#47 Jan 14, 2014
Americans have been reeducated. By the leftist John Dewey federal government education system.
wiseAfricanAmeri can

Toledo, OH

#48 Jan 14, 2014
Whoa wrote:
<quoted text> AND the up and coming black families that are joining them in the house next door. Also, can you count all those stealing and shooting down in the black neighborhoods because they want the money, NIKES or whatever their victims have??? It is in the local paper everyday without fail, never lets up.
Gotta look good on the way to county jail, huh!

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#49 Jan 15, 2014
TonyD2 wrote:
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Also of interest, food stamps, medicaid, and housing subsidies aren't counted as "income" for most purposes. So all the redistribution in the world will NEVER bring "income" equity, according to their measures.
There will ALWAYS be rich and poor no matter what the government does or what economic system is put into place. There are rich in communist countries. Poor in socialist countries. But no system except Capitalism allows people to move from poor to middle class to rich IF they want to take advantage of the opportunities that are afforded them; an education and developing a good work ethic being first and foremost among them.

"Income equality" is just plain theft; justified under the law.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#50 Jan 15, 2014
Income equality is code words from Marxism!
My Turn

Arlington Heights, IL

#51 Jan 15, 2014
TonyD2 wrote:
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Half-gallons of ice cream are down to 1.5 quarts at Kroger... for the same price of course.
They think nobody notices.
And, a "gallon" of bleach is 96 ounces. A "pound" can of coffee is 13 ounces. Smaller amounts in breakfast cereal inner bags, but the outer box remains the same size. Less sheets on a roll of bunwad. Candy bars made slightly thinner, and it goes on...
Duke for Mayor

Uniontown, OH

#52 Jan 15, 2014
My Turn wrote:
<quoted text>And, a "gallon" of bleach is 96 ounces. A "pound" can of coffee is 13 ounces. Smaller amounts in breakfast cereal inner bags, but the outer box remains the same size. Less sheets on a roll of bunwad. Candy bars made slightly thinner, and it goes on...
On the bright side, Paco and Annie are posting less now. Sometimes, downsizing is a good thing.

woof
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#53 Jan 15, 2014
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text> They'll go if the" correct" Black people who love other Black people were in positions of power that would make the changes that are needed. Progressive and uncle Tom knee gros are the biggest obstacles.
the only change required is attendance, and paying attention in class.

enough with your excuses for epic failure.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#54 Jan 15, 2014
dunadd wrote:
The majority of welfare recipients don't want to work. There's an easier way to get by, being on government dole.
what is the pension plan for retiring from unemployment?
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#55 Jan 15, 2014
A large portion of the unemployed are employed in different shapes forms and fashions.
It just doesn't require w2 forms.
the spirit of Oliver twist and company is still very much alive in 21st century America.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#56 Jan 15, 2014
how can there be any surprise in anyone about income disparity when morons like: Pale Rider, Duke the Mutt, Che the commie, and Transposition the stupid exist?

overpaying anyone of them is minimum wage.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#57 Jan 15, 2014
dpx55 wrote:
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There will ALWAYS be rich and poor no matter what the government does or what economic system is put into place. There are rich in communist countries. Poor in socialist countries. But no system except Capitalism allows people to move from poor to middle class to rich IF they want to take advantage of the opportunities that are afforded them; an education and developing a good work ethic being first and foremost among them.
As well, capitalism "works with" human nature instead of spending vast resources to work against it.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#58 Jan 15, 2014
dunadd wrote:
A large portion of the unemployed are employed in different shapes forms and fashions.
It just doesn't require w2 forms.
the spirit of Oliver twist and company is still very much alive in 21st century America.
Yep. The underground economy is thriving. Unofficially, of course.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#60 Jan 16, 2014
I think that the working conditions available in the states are both as damaging and a significant cause of he stark income divide. I don't think folks here in Western Europe really believe me when I tell them that we don't have any minimum required holidays, paid sick leave or even maternity leave across the nation. I think that living in a context where you can lose your job for getting sick, hurt or pregnant further limits the career reach of those already on the margins of getting by.

I think better balancing pro business policies with pro family policy would do wonders to start creating a more secure context through which workers can better access earnings.
Reality Speaks

Columbus, OH

#61 Jan 16, 2014
tranpsosition wrote:
I think that the working conditions available in the states are both as damaging and a significant cause of he stark income divide. I don't think folks here in Western Europe really believe me when I tell them that we don't have any minimum required holidays, paid sick leave or even maternity leave across the nation. I think that living in a context where you can lose your job for getting sick, hurt or pregnant further limits the career reach of those already on the margins of getting by.
I think better balancing pro business policies with pro family policy would do wonders to start creating a more secure context through which workers can better access earnings.
hey stupid....the income disparity is due to disparity in effort to earn income.

I work lots of 80 hour weeks, and riscked everything.

you don't work 20 hours a week and risked nothing.

our income disparity is 6 figures and climbing daily, and you can't count or add to 6.

That is what is truly hysterical.

go spin a cockroach on your floor.

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#62 Jan 16, 2014
tranpsosition wrote:
I think that the working conditions available in the states are both as damaging and a significant cause of he stark income divide. I don't think folks here in Western Europe really believe me when I tell them that we don't have any minimum required holidays, paid sick leave or even maternity leave across the nation. I think that living in a context where you can lose your job for getting sick, hurt or pregnant further limits the career reach of those already on the margins of getting by.
What are wages? Payment for WORK provided to the employer. Why do you expect the payment when you don't provide the WORK?
I think better balancing pro business policies with pro family policy would do wonders to start creating a more secure context through which workers can better access earnings.
If you don't WORK for them, they aren't EARNINGS. Do consult a dictionary.

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