- Feb 2, 2013
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edit: I had originally summed up the video in this post but deleted it because it really should be watched. But Bleu, this is not a suggestion that we go to socialism.
Inequality of wealth is not the issue - inequality of opportunity is. It is the government's responsibility (as the representative of all the people) to ensure that opportunity exists. Videos such as this one help to educate people but much more needs to be done because, for every video such as this, there are many more that are telling people how wonderful things are. The media that is trying to tell people just how well of they are and how things don't need to change (or, for example, that by giving that top 20% even more money, it will somehow help everyone) are paid for by that same top percentile. Washington listens to them because they can get the votes.
me thinks you give him too much creditBrendan Fraser's ....He's just a B-grade actor.
at what part of that curve does 100,000 start at?Also, it doesn't take $1,000,000 to get by in the country. You can live well enough and provide for your family on $100,000 per year (household income).
The thing is competition. Not everyone can compete for a job that our politicians swayed off to immigrants for cheaper. They allowed it to get out of hand by keeping more money for themselves. Greed. We talk about this almost daily at work. In actuality it's impossible to fix this short term and long term? It'll take at least a century to see change. You want change? You have to cut it off and reinstate it at the helm. Here's a metaphor which is what's going on: you have an overgrown wild bush, shrub or weed that is trash. Instead of cutting it at the root or right above the root, you're pruning the damn thing so that you're prolonging it from getting out of control but eventually it will. In this case it's getting out of control. You can't keep pruning. You have to kill it and start over which is 1000% unlikely to happen.I wonder who these 100 people are they asked....
Also, it doesn't take $1,000,000 to get by in the country. You can live well enough and provide for your family on $100,000 per year (household income). Get an education, work hard and find an industry that pays a good salary.
Not everyone is meant to be a CEO, Hedgefund Manager, Attorney, CPA or Doctor and there is nothing wrong with other jobs that still pay a great salary.
That's why everyone one wants to come here. In other countries no one outside political elite can get richer. People spend too much time complaining about rich getting richer and not enough figuring out how to become a rich person getting richer.rich get richer, been the saying for as long as I can remember. This is America.
well there you go. Everyone reading this thread should be a millionaire by this time next year. Spend your time thinking about it. Wish I had thunk it sooner.That's why everyone one wants to come here. In other countries no one outside political elite can get richer. People spend too much time complaining about rich getting richer and not enough figuring out how to become a rich person getting richer.