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I was unaware, if it's true. The realities of wealth distribution is scary. And I bet it's far worse in other countries.

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Posted by infestructure

Fucked up the poll is there a way to edit it?



I agree with "yes" but I felt compelled to vote no because it left so many opportunities after the "I"

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I'm fed up, but its with people crying poverty.

No one is ultra wealthy on accident, and no one is poor due to circumstances beyond their control. We're all masters of our own destiny, and crying that rich people have so much more money than the poor is ludicrous.

Anyone with a strong work ethic, intelligence and the ability to learn as they go can make a very nice life for themselves. If you're lazy, stupid or a fuck-up, you got exactly what you deserved. Nothing.

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Svartorm put it down hard! Couldn't agree more.

As for the bottom 40% holding so little wealth, the bottom 40% also pays virtually nothing in taxes beyond their own social security. Those top 60% pay most taxes, yet the bottom 40% is screaming for others to pay for their fair share and are fucking up our health care system worse than it is with this "Affordable Care Act".

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Thats a little harsh.

It's far easier to make money when you have money, and this ease of moneymaking
gets exponentially easier the more money you have. 40% of the wealth to be tied up with the 1% of people is more ludicrous in my opinion.

Svartorm, no one is crying poverty, and I'm well off myself. And P$, no one said anything about the top 60% paying their share. Its about that 1% that have 40% of the wealth.

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Post came off wrong so I deleted it.

I wanted to say people should get rewarded more equably for there hard work but that is not happening in this country.

It is wrong that someone can get fired from there job after 1 day and make more money than most Americans will in there lifetime.

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Having money should not account for your work ethic, ability to gain an education, or potential future wealth. Your character defines that...not to be too much of a recruiter but my annual compensation after a decade or so is at $88K, soon to rise as I get promoted. Now that accounts for all my benefits as well as my pay, but you get my drift. I barely graduated high school, but now I live in a three bedroom home with two suv's, a wife that don't work, three kids, a dog, and a cat. My home is very nice...and all built upon my own hard work. Get a fucking job and stop asking for a hand out and you too can get some $.

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1% of the American population is roughly over 3 Million people. 3 million people having 40% of all the money is fine with me. They are still the minority. And those are the people who employ the other 99% of the country. Those are the people that invent, and create, and literally keep our society going. This is a natural by-product of the fact that most people are consumers, while few a creators and innovators.

While it certainly is easier to make money when you already have an abundance, that's where proper money management comes in to play. Making proper life choices (not having 5 kids when working at Taco Bell, etc). It is possible to make something from nothing in this country. Most people just don't have the patience or ambition.

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the only thing i'm tired of is people driving damn near brand new cars sitting in the welfare line with their iphones taking "free" money (as most of them see it). maybe, just maybe if they get off their ass and EARN a living the lower middle class and borderline poverty people that actually work for a living could get ahead a little bit.

i'm not too concerned about the rich at all. i'm more concerned about the asshole that hasn't filled out a W2 in the past five years collecting welfare and having nicer shit than me

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Posted by voodoo-jitsu

the only thing i'm tired of is people driving damn near brand new cars sitting in the welfare line with their iphones taking "free" money (as most of them see it). maybe, just maybe if they get off their ass and EARN a living the lower middle class and borderline poverty people that actually work for a living could get ahead a little bit.

i'm not too concerned about the rich at all. i'm more concerned about the asshole that hasn't filled out a W2 in the past five years collecting welfare and having nicer shit than me



Agreed. I've met people who have never payed taxes that are on unemployment. I've had friends that straight lied to the government about how much they make so they can get food stamps for their four kids. It's disgusting.

My pops died when I was 13, and I've been working ever since. All he left me was a Chevrolet S-10 pickup that was ten years old by the time I was legally allowed to drive it. If I can make it......

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Posted by pmoney

1% of the American population is roughly over 3 Million people. 3 million people having 40% of all the money is fine with me. They are still the minority. And those are the people who employ the other 99% of the country.



That's the funny thing, is people hate these mega billionaires, but don't realize that unless you own your own business, you basically work for one of them.

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I have to agree with my Ringer brethren Svar and P$.
Also, i don't believe it's a zero-sum game. The rich guy is not taking money from the poor guy. Wealth can be created. Hell, the Fed is printing money as fast as it can.

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Posted by Svartorm

I'm fed up, but its with people crying poverty.

No one is ultra wealthy on accident, and no one is poor due to circumstances beyond their control. We're all masters of our own destiny, and crying that rich people have so much more money than the poor is ludicrous.

Anyone with a strong work ethic, intelligence and the ability to learn as they go can make a very nice life for themselves. If you're lazy, stupid or a fuck-up, you got exactly what you deserved. Nothing.



I'm with you 100% brother! Money is there to be made an its easier in any western country than pretty much anywhere else. I can't stand hearing people moan about how the "mega rich keep the poor, poor" they don't make it any more difficult than when my dad was young or his dad. People need to stop whining, develop a good work ethic an earn what they want or need.

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