Saturday, July 24, 2010


Speaks for itself, doesn't it?

The Loon Brigade (Doug Gibbs, et. all) think these trends are the way they are because the wealthy work harder, have more talent, and "deserve" a disproportionate share of the national wealth. Us heathens should be grateful to the top 1% because they're the ones who allow us to have our 50k a year.

The reality of the income gap isn't going to change, of course, because we really do exist at the whims of the ultra-wealthy. The one difference that exists in America that maybe doesn't exist in a lot of other nations in the world, is that you can go from that flat line to about the top 5%. There's only a very few who get that 1% spot.. the Bill Gates, Oprah Winfrey types.. but the gap will never change.

The reason that gap will never change is because of the possibility, however unlikely, that you can be more than that 50k guy. If it were completely impossible to be more than a prole, then "class warfare" would be more than the bitching about marginal tax rates.

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