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What's the point of posting a thread if you aren't going to allow a discussion to take place? Just because I don't agree with the "mind blown" opinion you have of this video/subject. If you're so concerned, and it is such a problem why don't you offer a feasible solution that you support.
Honestly, a wealth gap isn't as bad as some make it out be. If there wasn't one, there wouldn't be any incentive to work. And what some people fail to understand is that economics isn't a zero sum game. Just because some guy is getting richer, doesn't mean that he is stealing money from you.
Honestly, what is the point of even having all the money that you would have if you were in the 1%? You could live a very extravagant lifestyle with 1/2 of what the 1% is making. If the top percent realized that other people are striving for this too, and used their ridiculously large amount of money to help other people get to this point (through raises and bonuses and hiring more people) then I think this country would be a much better place, without much change for the 1% lifestyle wise.
you need to learn how life works, not everyone is born into a white middle class who mommy and daddy can pay for their school. the people in america who are the richest are the richest because they exploit works plan and simple.
I struggle to see the problems contained in this. This is coming from someone who spent a bit of time homeless, without a car, or anything in that regards. A large majority of my family is wealthy. I believe the last contract my uncle got with Microsoft was in the millions. But I fail to see how he made his money off of exploitation. Especially when he's a marketing/entertainment executive, who started from a middle class family. Oh yeah, he worked his ass off.
well i don't have a solution and even if i did it wouldn't matter because im not a politician. That question had nothing to do with discussion, you were just being a fuck. the point of this thread was help some 12 year olds see the world they're living in on actual terms.
this. i have also noticed that anyone i have ever met that is wealthy is also older and has worked for it. sure there are lucky breaks, but you have to maneuver yourself to be in the right place at the right time to get those breaks.
Ok, it seems like we'd be a lot better off if we were closer to the ideal-- no one wants people below the poverty line who are unable to eat. However, after watching this video I did click on one of the other recommended videos about what was not said in this one, and their main point was that, although we have people at the poverty level, America is also full of opportunities and that in any given year the people in each one of those quadrants vary--that feasibly one can move out of the poverty level and into middle class in a fairly short amount of time. Which is true.
My parents started with no money and did well for themselves.
Also, I'd like to point out that of those at the poverty level, many are elderly, mentally ill, or addicted to drugs. Of these demographics most will remain poor for the rest of their lives, as most cannot seek or maintain employment. Not all, of course, but a good portion of poverty level Americans living in government subsidized low-income housing fit in one of these categories and will likely remain in low-income housing for the rest of their lives.
There are certain demographics of people where it is just incumbent upon us (government) to take care of them.
Great point. "Rags to riches" happens in this country more than anywhere else in the world, and it doesn't have to be the lottery. I'd love to see one of our resident nextgen socialists come up with a truly socialistic country that has the kinds of opportunities our country does. Here you can be an African American raised by a single mother and grow up to be President. The system clearly works. Everyone has an opportunity to get rich or make it big in this country and it is the knowledge of that possibility that inspires people to dream big and come up with the next big thing.
I never said stealing, but yes they do screw some people over to make their money. I'm not saying I wouldn't do it either for 1,000,000,000$ but just look at trump Rockefeller people in oil and the Koch's.