originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: Quetzalcoatl14
I think Left Wing policies have created more international billionaires than Right Wing policies.
And it seems many Left Wing billionaires are vocal about general politics and social issues.
They exist, without a doubt.
However, simply look at right wing versus left wing policies. It's NOT about whether or not rich people exist, it is about whether or not lower and
middle class people have education, health, political, environmental, economic justice (such as social mobility or a living wage).
Look at the right. They are consistently across the last 100 years trying to suppress labor rights, organizing, increasing the minimum wage, etc etc.
They also are FOR cutting taxes on the wealthy. Under liberals, including in the 50's and 60's when we had one of the most equitable growth periods in
US history, the tax system for the top bracket was around 95%, and they were STILL wealthy.
The right wing rolled that all back mostly starting in the 80's onwards.
A healthy society is one that invests in all people, including through things like education and health care for all. A healthy society is one where
there is a reasonably equitable share of the dividends produced by the economy, not just the rich getting wealthier.
For example, it is a fact that the average productivity of workers has increased exponentially since the 60's. Adjusting for inflation, real wages
have fallen since the 60's. The ONLY income bracket that has increased in purchasing power or standard of living is the wealthy. Not the middle class.
Good liberal policies mitigate this and enforce a more reasonable and JUST sharing model of economy.
Only a brainwashed or very greedy person thinks it's actually reasonable for all the fruits of our economy to go to a tiny fraction of the people.
edit on 22-2-2016 by Quetzalcoatl14 because: (no reason given)