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Offline happyg

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Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« on: January 18, 2014, 10:52:04 AM »

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 11:07:47 AM »
Why are Democrats always "waging war" when they have yet to win a single one?
Why?  Well, because I'm a bastard, that's why.

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2014, 11:30:56 AM »
The outcome of the debate never matters in identity politics.
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2014, 11:41:08 AM »
Did anybody see this David Brooks piece on income inequality the other day?

 I about fell over when I read it, considering the source.  :thud:

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2014, 12:11:13 PM »
Did anybody see this David Brooks piece on income inequality the other day?

 I about fell over when I read it, considering the source.  :thud:

Excellent article. I was surprised, too, but he is right!

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The primary problem for the poor is not that they are getting paid too little for the hours they work. It is that they are not working full time or at all. Raising the minimum wage is popular politics; it is not effective policy.

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2014, 12:15:13 PM »
The only people who will win are the political class who once again finds a way to consolidate their power by pitting groups against each other so they can rescue one group from another in a phony war for fairness. 

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2014, 12:37:25 PM »
Who will win the war?

The poor. They have numbers on their side.
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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2014, 01:11:24 PM »
Once the low skill types of work are automated, a certain strata or workers are finished.

Add the ones who lost jobs due to automation, to the permanent losers in society, etc. and you see the "out of work" and "underemployed" ranks grow.

This will happen all over the world.

Add in "Obamacare" and the business' calculation becomes even easier. The welding robot doesn't trigger fines for employer mandate.
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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2014, 01:37:47 PM »
The only people who will win are the political class who once again finds a way to consolidate their power by pitting groups against each other so they can rescue one group from another in a phony war for fairness.

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2014, 05:31:01 PM »
Who will win the war?

The poor. They have numbers on their side.

nope. the politicians who will be bought and paid for by the uberwealthy so they can maintain any advantages

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2014, 08:13:16 PM »
nope. the politicians who will be bought and paid for by the uberwealthy so they can maintain any advantages

Nope....the ones that have the guns and ammunition.
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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2014, 10:59:43 PM »
Nope....the ones that have the guns and ammunition.

The politicians are doing there best to take care of that

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Re: Who Will Win the War Against Income Inequality?
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2014, 11:24:38 PM »
Wars on inequality have been the cause of some of the worst inequalities and injustices this tired world has seen.

Income inequality is a fundamental fact of life; even if we were all stepford wifes, alike in every way, there would still be differences in income due to chance.


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