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Mon Apr 22, 2013, 07:23 PM

 

Majority in U.S. Want Wealth More Evenly Distributed

PRINCETON, NJ -- About six in 10 Americans believe that money and wealth should be more evenly distributed among a larger percentage of the people in the U.S., while one-third think the current distribution is fair. Although Americans' attitudes on this topic have fluctuated somewhat over time, the current sentiment is virtually the same as when Gallup first asked this question in 1984. Slightly fewer have favored a more even distribution since October 2008.





http://www.gallup.com/poll/161927/majority-wealth-evenly-distributed.aspx

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grahamhgreen Apr 2013 OP
subterranean Apr 2013 #1
grahamhgreen Apr 2013 #6
Newest Reality Apr 2013 #2
oldhippie Apr 2013 #3
DustyJoe Apr 2013 #4
grahamhgreen Apr 2013 #5

Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 07:35 PM

1. The problem with this question is...

it assumes that those answering it know what the actual distribution of wealth in this country is. As a recent study showed, unsurprisingly, that is not the case. Most Americans have no idea how heavily wealth is concentrated at the top.

http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/americans-want-to-live-in-a-much-more-equal-country-they-just-dont-realize-it/260639/

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Response to subterranean (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 23, 2013, 12:29 PM

6. Very true. 8 Walmart Waltons have as much wealth as the bottom 40%!!!!

 

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 08:39 PM

2. Now, now ...

we'll have none of that subversive, communist, socialist economic redistribution blather around here! - David Koch

I'd like to introduce you to my dearest and best friend, ALEC. - Charles Koch

Them that has gets! Tay even getzez newspapers and medias.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 08:52 PM

3. Gawd, who would have thought .......

 

Jeeeezzzz.

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Response to grahamhgreen (Original post)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 08:57 PM

4. All for it

I am ready to stop busting my hump and having some one percenter pay my bills.

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Response to DustyJoe (Reply #4)

Mon Apr 22, 2013, 10:38 PM

5. Heck, maybe we can start with them simply paying their own!!!

 

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