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Originally posted by sandmannc40
This is socialism. They complain about the 1%. They pay most of the taxes in this country. Where there are almost 50% of Americans pay no taxes and most of the 11 Million Illegals pay no taxes.
So now you have someone who makes up a chart to complain about how much the 1% makes in this country.
Does the top 1% or even the top 10% hire people? Did they work as hard as the bottom 50%? I would suggest they worked harder than the bottom 70%. They now are at a point they can enjoy what they made, and people like this one wants to demonize them.
Why is the bottom 20% so far down? Did they go to College? Did they work hard, or are they sitting at home playing video games wishing they had more money?
They BOZO talks about how unfair it is that the top 1% rakes in 40% of what the nation produces. But they also worked for that 40%. True some of them were born into money, some actually MADE the money. They worked 18 hours a day, 7 days a week for years to get where they are today, and this guy wants to rant and rave on how unfair it is that the 1% has so much of the money.
It's called Capitalism, where the harder you work, the more you make and the higher up the ladder you go. If you are one of the few that makes an object everyone wants, and you are able to make it for $0.02 and sell it for $19.99 and millions want it. Guess what you could move from the bottom of the pay scale to the upper middle class.
If you bitch about it, and do nothing but create a chart that shows how much the top 1% makes over the bottom 20% does not help your cause. It just shows how much of a socialist you really are.
This is what propaganda media pumps out each and everyday. This is what government schools teach nowadays. How to be a victim instead of how to be the top 1%. We have no respect in America. We have an America that can't read, can't do math, can't do any critical thinking. Because Schools no longer teach that.
The schools today, put out little propaganda books that these students have to read, take a 5 question test on it and then every year say how much better our students are performing.
Have you ever seen inside your teachers class? I mean really watched what they do each and everyday?
I have. Not a pretty sight. They complain everyday about having to be in school with these kids. If they spend actual 4 hours a day teaching it would be something. But in that 4 hour period, they take kids to potty break about 5 times, they take them to recess twice, lunch and have snack with them. Taking up the better part of 2 hours. But complain that they are spending too much time with them. Now remember your child goes to school 7 hours a day. Now out of that 7 hours your teacher sends them to activity, for about 2 hours a day and the other time left is actual time they are at recess and lunch.
Teachers say this is their only break during the day. But wait, they have no kids for an average of 3 hours a day, and out of the remaining 4 hours they are out of the classroom going to potty, and break or other classes.
Then the actual time they do spend with the kids are putting a movie on the smart board. They say we need technology to teach better. NO!!! I disagree. Before computers kids graduated being able to read, write, do math. science, government, history. today teach to the test. If they test. There are many lower grade schools that do not test.
You have to remember, Schools are no longer a place to learn, they are just a high priced baby sitting service.
There are a few teachers who actually work, and want to teach kids. Most are there for a year round paycheck for working 9 months out of the year.
Next time you have questions about what your child does all day. Ask if you can visit your childs class. You won't, because they will not allow you to see behind the curtain. They will say it disrupts the class.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
reply to post by JuniorDisco
You statement is true.
Not every wealthy person is smart, especially if they inherited their wealth.
Not every poor person is stupid. That's also true. However, if you're smart and poor, you have a much better chance of figuring out how to get out of the poor lifestyle. If you're stupid and poor, your chances are very limited and if you bring children into the world, what chance are you giving them?
Originally posted by Dfairlite
And again to the lazy whiners: yes you can work your way up.
a thousand NEW millionaires are made each day. Why aren't you one of them? Simple, you would rather bitch and moan that you're not rich while others are. YOU ARE THE PROBLEM, not the system, YOU. That's not to say the system is anywhere near perfect, but that it's not as flawed as you want it to be to satisfy your ego.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
reply to post by Blarneystoner
Workers do have the right to organize right now.
Most minimum wage jobs are done by people who don't have a family. So when you raise the minimum wage you hurt high school and college students trying to make a little extra money.
Contrary to stereotypes and the repeated claims of minimum wage opponents, the overwhelming majority of low-wage workers are adults, not teens, and they contribute a substantial portion of their households’ incomes. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, three quarters of minimum wage earners are 20 or older.
I think that companies that outsource should face a huge tax penalty to the point that it would cost more then they could save.
I don't believe that spending more money on education is the answer. You can research the Kansas city school district if you're interested. They spent over a billion dollars to create some of the best schools with high paid teachers and it hasn't helped the students. (It may have helped some individual students but statistically it was a waste of money) I do think that we could change the school system so that in the eighth or ninth grade students would take a test and if you don't pass you should be provided an education geared towards learning a trade rather then pretending that you're college bound. That way for those not in the college bound group, they would have some skills when they got out of high school .
Originally posted by theabsolutetruth
This is about the top 100, the 1%, of EXTREME wealth, earning £100+billions per YEAR, whilst their companies typically outsource to China etc for a pittance...
Give me neither poverty nor wealth
Originally posted by kalisdad
I think that a great place to start in term of ending this cycle of weath inequlity would be to nationalize the energy industry...
why should private individuals, be allowed to profit off of this essential aspect of todays society? seems to me, that if you take away the profit, it would either lower the overall costs of service or increase the efficiency of the infastructure.
as it is now, the only people able to profit off this industry are the same people that are already rich...