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ApexTiger
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Income inequality gap question from town hall
People who are prepared to prosper in this country go forward in life, in career in an upward incline in income. Imagine a growth graph line gradually going up over time...

People born without a father, born into poverty raised in an environment where education is not a priority, a rejection of authority are not ingredients for success in life and thus minimum wage type jobs are unfortunately why there's a flat line in income among poor people.

Imagine a graph line that stays flat over time... this is poverty...it grows sideways not upward


I bring this up because the president was asked about it yesterday and did not really answer the question he focused on job growth and unemployment numbers but his answer didn't really address the question of how do we address income gap inequality?

3 out of 4 black children are born into a home without a father. Is this not the issue why we will always have income gap inequality?

The question is and was asked as if the government has some magic pill or program to correct income issues among poor people.

We've got to have politicians that will speak truth into the issue.

No one wants say it...

Stop having children out of wedlock..



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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
You need to check your birth control privilege.


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MFn GIMP
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
The worst part of that was Stephanopoulos at the end saying "it's getting better but there is still a gap" as if the income gap between races would disappear over night.


Eli Goldfinger
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
There are several things of which we may not speak:
IQ
Fatherless homes
Poor impulse control
Cultural hostility towards education
Cultural romanticization of gang culture


xxTIMMYxx
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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People born without a father, born into poverty raised in an environment where education is not a priority, a rejection of authority are not ingredients for success in life and thus minimum wage type jobs are unfortunately why there's a flat line in income among poor people.


That's exactly where the democrat party wants to keep it for AA's.


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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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Stop having children out of wedlock..


The reason it happens so much is because there is no longer the stigma of shame. I'm from the 1950s. A young single girl getting pregnant (and the boy refusing to marry her) was incredibly shameful for the girl and her family.
Today, the pregnancy is celebrated.


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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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but his answer didn't really address the question of how do we address income gap inequality
There is no answer. There will always be poor people. There will always be a significant number of dysfunctional people. The gap will always grow because regardless of decade the least one can earn is 0. The most one can earn is without ceiling.


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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
The funny thing is the gap between African Americans and the general public was not as wide as it was prior to LBJ creating the welfare state. Thomas Sowell speaks about this all the time and it gets no coverage.


GeauxtigersMs36
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
There’s opportunities it’s whether people really want them.


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David_DJS
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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he worst part of that was Stephanopoulos at the end saying "it's getting better but there is still a gap" as if the income gap between races would disappear over night.


I wish Trump would have responded with "Steph, how about we tax your income above $1 million per year at a rate of, oh, let's say, 90%, and use that money to fund opportunity zones and education vouchers for poor families ... how's that sound, Mr $15 million per year for lying your arse off on national TV?"


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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall

get the education system out of the control of teacher's unions who only want to shut down competition.


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Taxing Authority
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
People also forget demogrpahics. Young people are at the bottom of their earnings. They will make more as their careers progress. Old people, just at retirement will be at their max.

Guess which two groups are the largest part of our population today? Retiring baby boomers and millineals just starting their careers. It exaggerates the spread.


OverseasBengal
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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The reason it happens so much is because there is no longer the stigma of shame. I'm from the 1950s. A young single girl getting pregnant (and the boy refusing to marry her) was incredibly shameful for the girl and her family.
Today, the pregnancy is celebrated.




This thread could have ended right here because this is the correct answer folks. Our society has crumbled and its it's pretty much self inflicted


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MFn GIMP
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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The funny thing is the gap between African Americans and the general public was not as wide as it was prior to LBJ creating the welfare state. Thomas Sowell speaks about this all the time and it gets no coverage.


Not only that but the lowest wage average can go from 10,000 to 20,000 a 100% increase while the largest can go from 1,000,000 to 1,015,000 a 1.5% increase and the wage gape will have increased by 5000. Why does the wage gap widening matter if all wages are increasing? It's just a low IQ premise.


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Cultural romanticization of gang culture



I have always said they prefer being in a "posse" than being in a marriage.


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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
Really wish he would have pounded home the fact that the majority of those inner cities the guy referenced have been run by Democrats for decades...

And as they were finally starting to dig out of the hole, China virus comes along and those same elected Democrats plunged those inner cities into thr dark ages


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CredulousChowder
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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There are several things of which we may not speak:
IQ
Fatherless homes
Poor impulse control
Cultural hostility towards education
Cultural romanticization of gang culture

+
Punctuality


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Crow Pie
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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IQ
Fatherless homes
Poor impulse control
Cultural hostility towards education
Cultural romanticization of gang culture
And that Lyndon B Johnson called the shot.


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Taxing Authority
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
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Why does the wage gap widening matter if all wages are increasing? It's just a low IQ premise.
Because it convinces the low IQ folks that "the rich" are the source of all their problems.

Saddest things I see today are people that think hating "the rich" will solve their personal financial problems and responsibilities.

Hating "the rich" doesn't help the poor.



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Bjorn Cyborg
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re: Income inequality gap question from town hall
The wealth gap, in terms of real buying power and quality of life, is smaller than it has ever been.

That's not arguable.

The difference in the life of Bill Gates and someone on welfare in the United States is more a difference of comfort and leisure/travel.

They both have a home, A/C, likely the same cell phone, access to the same television and entertainment channels, both likely have cars, access to free education, food, clean water and sewage.

In times past, the difference in a wealthy and a poor person was life and death, food or starvation, having a home or not, etc.



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