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64. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 14, 2013, 19:54 Beamer
scarlet wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 19:04:
Beamer wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 18:57:
Mad Max RW wrote on Oct 14, 2013, 17:16:

Most of the people on this site and similar video game websites where they discuss politics are really really really ignorant as to who is running what and where the money comes from and how much. It's also very telling that most of them are liberal college students, aka "low information voters".

The money comes from people with money. And it's a lot of it. Few people manage to earn significant amounts without already having significant amounts. The wealth is extremely concentrated, as are the incomes.

It isn't rocket science. But it's beyond many, many people. Seemingly you, typically.

Maybe if the people didn't have the fruits of their labor (i.e. personal property) confiscated for redistribution by bureaucratic masterminds we could better enable them improve their fiscal situation. It wouldn't solve all problems, but it's a start.

Standard libertarian bullcrap.

What gets missed in this is that the largest scale of wealth redistribution this country has seen came from Reagan. And the economy, outside of the internet boom, has gotten weaker since.

Reagan took money from the hands of the middle class and put it in the hands of the elite. The elite that Mad Max defends, despite me being fairly certain that both his income and his wealth are very far from being there.

My income puts me somewhere in the top 5%, and I'm by no means wealthy, nor do I seem like I'll be wealthy anytime soon. If I'm not wealthy, and I earn more than over 95% of Americans, and I'm a single guy and most of them are families, how the hell are other people living?

There's something very, very wrong with the income and wealth distribution, and most of it comes from people that are looking at it from the perspective of what they feel people rightfully deserve rather than what they should rightfully pay (e.g., they always bitch about what portion of the taxes the top 1% pays without ever bothering to instead look at what portion of the income the top 1% earns.)
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