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DrReid October 15th, 2013 2:26am

Is Wealth Inequality in America, an issue that concerns you? Concerns can be related to the economic impact, national stability, freedom, etc.

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akrealist a log cabin in the woods
10/15/13 7:04 am

Sure, there is inequality...of opportunity to some extent ...but significantly of effort and sacrifice. Entitlement is rampant, hard work and sacrifice aren't "cool"...and many have no shame about getting over on someone or the welfare system.

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akrealist a log cabin in the woods
10/15/13 7:10 am

Take the entitled, lazy, and scammers out of the mix and you have my attention. Problem is, that group is growing like a unchecked weed...in fact, we're feeding that faction...and IMO, the effect is potentially ruinous to this country's foundation.

political Georgia
10/15/13 4:37 am

I am more concerned about class warfare.

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DrReid Ever present.
10/15/13 6:24 am

Perhaps, but the question remains, especially in the past 20 years...

Which side has been waging the war?

rons WOKE is sick
10/15/13 3:49 am

Why does the jealous crowd buy Lotto tickets? Is it for wealth or hoping to win to give it away? Me thinks they want that Beamer!

rons WOKE is sick
10/15/13 3:47 am

I wish them luck in their Mc mansions. People came here to make something of themselves, some more then others. I'm proud we have achievers while others are jealous.

pweeks33
10/15/13 3:29 am

Wealth inequality is concerning for all the reasons mentioned in the question/comments. Even more concerning, however, is the unwillingness of Americans to acknowledge the problem and the continued of pursuit of policies that further the issue.

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MadCow True GOP
10/14/13 10:46 pm

The Russian Czars didn't think Income inequality was a problem in 1916.

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eLucidate writing
10/14/13 9:46 pm

It is approaching pre- Great Depression levels, I would call that a concern.

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Vincere Seattle
10/14/13 8:41 pm

Very serious problem. You can't have sustainable, healthy economic growth when income inequality is this bad.

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/14/13 7:47 pm

Not really. Of all the issues people raise, that one concerns me the least. I might change my position if I ever come to believe that opportunity does not exist for anyone to be in the 1%, but that is not the case today.

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DrReid Ever present.
10/14/13 7:53 pm

Income mobility is also terrible, did you see the video?

Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/14/13 7:59 pm

No, I haven't watched that one yet. I guess I've seen the opposite of terrible in my life, but all of my friends and family seem to have been willing to move anywhere in the country without hesitation for a career. I think that makes a difference.

Itabliss Hello
10/15/13 3:25 am

Is this what you are talking about DOc?

MisterE Conservistan
10/14/13 7:42 pm

My concern is that wealth inequality was created by the wealthy using the state to advance their interests.

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DrReid Ever present.
10/14/13 7:44 pm

You mean like intense lobbying to cut taxes just for the wealthy? ;)

MisterE Conservistan
10/14/13 7:48 pm

Yes, and "bailing out" imaginary legal entities(cooperations) who have no financial responsibility.

bringstheeagle Colorado
10/14/13 7:51 pm

Wow. All you folks in this string concerned about income inequality - I'm encouraged thought I was alone in the Blog. Lol. Good stuff ^^^^**

rons WOKE is sick
10/15/13 3:50 am

You can't cut taxes for those who don't pay any! But they do get refunds.

zman117 Ohio
10/14/13 7:37 pm

I really, truly do not understand how people could possibly not think it is a problem. At the very least it is a clear indication of things in our economy, and ultimately society as a whole.

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Itabliss Hello
10/15/13 3:26 am

IMO, if you don't think it's a problem, you've never thought about the issue. Or you are part of the 1%.

DrReid Ever present.
10/14/13 7:29 pm

This is a fairly thought provoking video that I believe users both left and right will enjoy. It makes no detailed public policy suggestions, but it does point out the difference between perception and reality.

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DrReid Ever present.
10/14/13 7:29 pm

m.youtube.com/watch?v=QPKKQnijnsM&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DQPKKQnijnsM

zman117 Ohio
10/14/13 7:36 pm

I knew it was going to be that video! Lol

skinner Jersey City
10/15/13 5:32 am

I know Reid my mom showed me the video

inge MIA
10/14/13 7:28 pm

How could it not concern someone? That baffles me.

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DrReid Ever present.
10/14/13 7:30 pm

Some people just have a, "what is, is." Attitude about it... :/

DrReid Ever present.
10/14/13 7:30 pm

Tell me what you think of the video I posted e!

RJ1969 SoCal
10/14/13 7:32 pm

I promise to later. Watching a game right now.