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7 Responses to “How Millionaires Want Fix Inequality”

  1. Frilton Miedman says:

    One of the more heinous misconceptions in our tax code is the assumption that all wealth is “job creating”. (trickle down)

    “Job creating” tax cuts should be exactly proportional to the actual jobs created, especially for corporate taxes.

    Teddy Roosevelt had a valid point in his “New Nationalism”, that stagnant concentrations of wealth is an economic detriment when not used for productive job creation.

    None of the above applies if jobs are created in other countries.

  2. Livermore Shimervore says:

    Millionaire’s split on the minimum wage? Not surprising. But still stupid. The minimum wage is meant to provide a living wage for a full time worker. Either we get rid of the minimum wage entirely and go the free market option to allow Wal-Mart to pay whatever they please, or pay a minium wage that keeps the worker off the safety net of public assistance. The current minimum wage is neither here nor there. Time to face reality, as long as we have politicians we will have a minimum wage. There’s no point in paying a minimum wage that is too low. And the fallacy that minimum wage jobs were meant for teen-agers needs to die. Minimum wage jobs predominantly go to women and a great many raising children alone. And every cent of the minimum wage goes back into the economy as this income group must spend 100% of their income. That income will have a far better multiplier in the economy in the form of consumer spending than revenue shipped offshore by tax-avoiding corporate welfare queens. Hence, opposing a minimum wage increase fails not only on accepting political reality but economic logic as well.

  3. BennyProfane says:

    A million is almost middle class these days, in some expensive zip codes.

  4. ottnott says:

    How Millionaires Want Fix Inequality (sic)

    The millionaires want more, so they are equal to the decamillionaires.

    The decamillionaires want more, so they are equal to the hectomillionaires.

    The hectomillionaires want more, so they are equal to the billionaires.

    And so on.

  5. Expat says:

    Gotta love CNBC! They ask millionaires if the American Dream is alive! Lol.
    Why not ask starving Soudanese if rice is yummy? Or ask a crack whore if she would like some coke?

    Go for it CNBC! you are at least as good a news organization as FOX!

  6. DeDude says:

    Looks like the millionaires are no different than the general population on the issue of whether to raise taxes on the wealthy and raise the minimum wage. Somewhat surprising since the presumption is that those two things would cost them in form of less income and higher prices. Maybe they should have included a question of how often people watch Fox news vs other news. Part of the reason poor people are against those things is that they have been pumped full of misinformation about those things by the right wing propaganda outlets.

  7. mpappa says:

    Bring back motivation. Very simple concept.