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What question would you like to ask the Republican presidential candidates about income inequality?
Yahoo ^ | 12/7/11 | Yahoo

Posted on 12/07/2011 10:15:23 AM PST by Dr.Deth

Here is your opportunity to ask the candidates your specific questions about income inequality. Let us know and we may include your question in the debate.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Society
KEYWORDS: carryingzeroswater; classwarfare; die; fertilizer; genes; inferior; msm; starve; stupidpeople; trash
Check the submissions. Looks like the loonies have descended. Here's a beauty:

The Occupy Wall Street Protesters have been referred to by the top gop candidates as people who just need to 'take a shower' and 'get a job'. Since its a fact that most of America, the country you want to lead, supports the Occupy Wall Street Protesters my question is do you feel like the answer to the country's unemployment problem for most of America is "take a shower and get a job"?

Uhh... yeah?

I don't start many threads but I did not see this posted yet with search function and it really infuriated me this AM.

1 posted on 12/07/2011 10:15:36 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth
Whoops, first page here.
2 posted on 12/07/2011 10:17:04 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth

Income equality appears exactly where in the United States Constitution?

(Intended for the unwashed .5 percenters throwing their street tantrum)


3 posted on 12/07/2011 10:19:48 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: cripplecreek
Income equality appears exactly where in the United States Constitution?

Good point - the premise of the question is wrong. The federal government does not exist to correct income inequality and does not have the authority to do so, not even if mandating greater equality of outcomes is accepted as a desirable outcome.

4 posted on 12/07/2011 10:23:47 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: Dr.Deth

Yes, my question:

Are poor people poor because of me or because they are idiots? Thank you.


5 posted on 12/07/2011 10:24:12 AM PST by The Toll
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To: Dr.Deth

Dear GOP field: Please show President Obama and his followers in OWS, when in recorded human history there has ever been income equality.

Oh, there never has been? Imagine that!


6 posted on 12/07/2011 10:26:43 AM PST by sappy
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To: Dr.Deth

How is it fair that someone who works hard, takes their education seriously, saves and focuses on their future, and risks their money for investment gets more money at the end if the year than someone who smokes pot, lived with Mom until they are 30, and majored in Indigenous Studies?


7 posted on 12/07/2011 10:28:44 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Dr.Deth

Use soap.


8 posted on 12/07/2011 10:28:44 AM PST by pallis
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To: Dr.Deth
"Would you agree with the following quote by Winston Churchill ..... ?"

“Capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings,” Churchill once said, “and socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.”

9 posted on 12/07/2011 10:28:55 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Dr.Deth

Okay, so... here’s a question: if I’m an energetic and hard-working business genius who’s taken the time to learn my trade and educate myself in the principles of business and economics such that I’m making a good living for myself and my family, but I’m surrounded by morons whose only virtue is the operatic volume of their demands for MY money - why is it that in the modern world I’m expected to give it to them?

Answer THAT.


10 posted on 12/07/2011 10:30:20 AM PST by Jack Hammer
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To: Dr.Deth
If we manage to erase all income inequalities, i.e. everyone gets paid exactly the same, how to they plan to encourage people to get educated, work harder or work in heavy, dangerous, stressful or difficult jobs, or any jobs at all?

11 posted on 12/07/2011 10:30:48 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: sappy

So, I make sacrifices. Put myself through school, work my butt off to earn a good wage.....why should I care if Larry Lazy’s income is 20k a year because he chooses to sit on his ass? The inequality isn’t MY fault.


12 posted on 12/07/2011 10:31:34 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Dr.Deth

Assuming that “income inequality” is a financial artifact of differences in personal ability and effort, aren’t both equality of opportunity and equal treatment under the law ultimately damaged by government efforts to ensure equal outcomes?


13 posted on 12/07/2011 10:32:35 AM PST by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Dr.Deth
As a Democrat relative of mine asked (and I am not making this up); "Just because someone is smart, well educated, works hard, and invests their money wisely, why should they have more than someone else?"

Again, I am not making this up, this is a verbatim quote.

14 posted on 12/07/2011 10:34:55 AM PST by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the People's Republic of Boulder)
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To: Dr.Deth

1. Where mah pie?


15 posted on 12/07/2011 10:36:22 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: sima_yi

“Again, I am not making this up, this is a verbatim quote. “

Dem relatives ... or mixed marriages ... don’t work out well, eventually.


16 posted on 12/07/2011 10:40:45 AM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Dr.Deth

Please tell me this thread is a joke.


17 posted on 12/07/2011 10:41:16 AM PST by precisionshootist
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To: Dr.Deth

Newt will knock that out of the park if it comes up. The majority of US citizens DO NOT support the OWSies.


18 posted on 12/07/2011 10:41:25 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Dr.Deth

Why is it a function of the government to have an opinion on income “inequality”?


19 posted on 12/07/2011 10:45:22 AM PST by Psycho_Bunny ("Fair share" are the last two words I hear before I stop taking someone seriously.)
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To: precisionshootist

I re-checked my handle and it’s still not “AzConservative” :(

Sadly, this comes from your mainstream press, one day after the “Income Inequality” screed from Il Douché, in an attempt to legitimize through repetition.


20 posted on 12/07/2011 10:52:06 AM PST by Dr.Deth
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To: Dr.Deth
Man A starts off with $1,000. Man B starts off with $100. The “gap” is $900. Man A doubles his money to $2,000. Man B increases his money TEN FOLD to $1,000. Everyone is happy except the dumbasses focused on the “gap”, because the gap has GROWN from $900 to $1,000 in this situation.

Man A starts off with $1,000. Man B starts off with $100. The “gap” is $900. Man A loses 90% of his money and ends up with $100. Man B loses 20% and ends up with $80. Everyone is upset except for the dumbasses focused on the “gap”, because the gap has DECREASED from $900 to only $20. Glory Hallelujah!!!!!!

Stupid assholes!

21 posted on 12/07/2011 10:57:49 AM PST by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Dr.Deth
The only answer:

“That phrase is a communist subversive argument... if I am elected... you will be stripped of citizenship and deported if you try to get government to seize property from one with the sole purpose of enriching someone else.”

LLS

22 posted on 12/07/2011 11:00:24 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: Dr.Deth
do you feel like the answer to the country's unemployment problem for most of America is "take a shower and get a job"?

It absolutely is. My son graduated college (the first class after the collapse - class of '09). There were no jobs in his field of business. He took a B.S. job totally out of his field at a new start-up company for the summer and he impressed the owners with his ideas and made a real job out of it. Two years later he's managing the production department. The firm is growing and makes their product here in the USA. We all had an entry level job. I have no sympathy for these dirt bag hippies who want everything handed to them on a silver platter.

23 posted on 12/07/2011 11:05:51 AM PST by jersey117
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To: sima_yi
It also could be restated:

Just because someone may choose to be uneducated, choose to make the wrong educational choices, choose to follow those who lead them into socialism, choose to always blame others for their condition, and/or spends their money foolishly, why should they end up not having the same things as those who make good choices, work hard and invests wisely. Why shouldn't they even have more than someone else? After all they are part of the socialist intelligentsia who want to rule us all.

It is all based on coveting what others have, spending foolishly, and then wanting more.

24 posted on 12/07/2011 11:07:11 AM PST by Yulee (Village of Albion)
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To: Dr.Deth

Is it true that a couple hundred million people have been slaughtered while trying to implement communism a.k.a. wealth re-distribution?


25 posted on 12/07/2011 11:18:41 AM PST by big bad easter bunny (Cain 2012)
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To: Dr.Deth

My questions to candidates are as follows: As a Presidential candidate, when are you going to confront President Obama directly about his Marxist and Socialist leanings? Mr. Obama has given many examples of his philosophy and has stated that America, as founded, has failed. Secondly, ask Mr. Obama why he has failed to uphold the Constitution of the United States as specified in the oath of office. There are so many examples to cite, and any candidate worth his or her salt will be rattle these examples like a laundry list. Facts, ladies and gentlemen, yes facts are required to show this country what Obama is and what he stands for. I am a conservative and tend to vote Republican, but I am truly disgusted with the Republican party’s inability to show courage and strength, while pussy footing around issues. It’s time to take a hard and sustainable stand and not fold!!!


26 posted on 12/07/2011 11:29:30 AM PST by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: Puppage

that’s right. it’s not your fault. my point was that throughout history, there have been those who have more than others. it’s called life. if there were no haves, what would have nots aspire to?


27 posted on 12/07/2011 11:29:43 AM PST by sappy
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To: Dr.Deth

Absolutely pure and utter nonsense! You need an ID for so many things, and unless you are working or receiving benefits via the barter system, you cannot function in this country. Any person who goes to a bar, may be required to show ID, buy cigarettes, show ID, cash a check, show ID, use a credit card, show ID., etc. Get food stamps or welfare, show ID. This is the same liberal “plantation” dependence mentality that keeps folks like Lee and McKinney in the public eye.


28 posted on 12/07/2011 11:38:58 AM PST by Ranger Warrior ("To stand in silence when they should be protesting makes cowards out of men." - Abraham Lincoln)
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To: youngidiot

Great analysis.


29 posted on 12/07/2011 11:43:23 AM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: youngidiot

How about grade equality? -
The 4.0 students give up some grade points to those who have poor grades so they are all equal? Will that be fair?

Students work hard to get good grades. People work hard to get good incomes.

Nothing is ever ‘equal’!

Man and women are not ‘equal’.
We are all taller or shorter, thinner or fatter, prettier or not as pretty.....

should we make the taller people shorter so all of us are of same height?


30 posted on 12/07/2011 12:15:12 PM PST by chrisnj
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To: chrisnj

I’m always astounded by the staggering stupidity of the younger people in our family. Everything is about “fairness”. This and that “isn’t fair”. I always say, “Find whoever taught you that things should be ‘fair’ and slap them in the face. They’ve done you a great disservice.”


31 posted on 12/07/2011 12:30:48 PM PST by youngidiot (Hear Hear!)
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To: Dr.Deth
My question:

"Do you agree that as long as there is an inequality of talent and work ethic, there will be inequality of income?" What can be done to raise the level of talent and work ethic of the entitlement crowd in our country?

32 posted on 12/07/2011 4:51:46 PM PST by BlueMondaySkipper (Involuntarily subsidizing the parasite class since 1981)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Zero and his henchmen have far too much money.

Thanks Dr.Deth.


33 posted on 12/09/2011 9:02:10 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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