catfish5 saidQuestion: Is the growing prosperity disparity in the United States the intended result of Republican economic theory — was shifting the nation’s wealth upwards out of the middle class their objective from the start?
Maybe in your world we should just make being rich and successful illegal. God forbid anyone should actually work hard, succeed at what they do, and be compensated for it.
It is ridiculous for you to assume that only the successful work hard to get where they are. This is not the truth but a distorted view that tries to put down the average Joe is happy working hard and maintaining what they consider a comfortable lifestyle.
I have seen time after time people who are satisfied with their position but still work 10 to 15 hr days 6 days a weeks get no pay increases, reduced benefits, get laid off in favor of hiring contractors, or increase in hours and not even a gold watch when they retire or a Christmas party.
I have seen this first hand in my industry which is hardly hurting , and that would be petro-chemical industry at the top of the profit tiers in the world. They are not unique, it is routine. It is daily now.
When Exxon merges with Mobil there are vast reductions in work force and a restructure of labor cost that never ever benefit the majority of workers at all levels rather they are in the weather 24/7/365 pulling 12 or hr shifts or in the plant wearing a white collar.
I Imagine one who only equates success with hard work would think those guys blown off the oil rig in the Gulf weren't pulling their weight working enough for the company? Bull shit.
Where does this mind set come from that makes it sound like anywho who is poor or struggling is a goof off and doesn't give a shit about what they do? A free loader. Its so wrong and not a sign of critical thinking at all but entitlement, usually the well off got there through legal gambling on wall-street or family money while the guy working in the sewers below does the hard, nasty dirty work and now gets none of the pie just told they are lazy and worthless...