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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

Is anybody else concerned about rising poverty rates and income inequality?

Take a walk in any major city and you see people who live in poverty. Not all of these people are in poverty because of bad mistakes. Some were born into it and can't escape it. They can't go to school or afford health care. American wages have stagnated and it's because of trickle down economics. We need to fix that.

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  • Sonia
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago
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    We would have to undo everything from the 1980s on. Bring back unions, with high paying jobs, start manufacturing everything from clothes to cars and electronics, etc. In other words bring back the middle class. Americans with good paying jobs can afford superior American made products giving us a strong economy. That was the American dream. The only reason why small businesses are now America's largest employers is because Reaganomics and all that went with it killed off big business which until then had been America's employers. Remember companies like Bethlehem Steel, Eastern Airlines, Pan Am, savings and loans? These are the casualties of Reaganomics.

  • 1 decade ago

    People that have money are being very careful with it right now. I can't blame them for being cautious. Therefore, not much money is being spent in the economy to allow it to grow and provide jobs for the middle and lower classes. So, what is so hard to understand about that. You can complain and make fun of "trickle down" economics all you want, but that is simply the way the system works.

    Even the Administration understands that to a degree and wants to allow the tax cuts to be extended to help small businesses. Who is that? Generally people that make more than $100,000 and yes, even more than $250,000. So, we can cut taxes on just the middle and lower incomes and that will provide some benefit as it will allow some people to make purchases that they otherwise would have put off. But, if we give the tax cuts to the upper middle class and above, they will often invest that back into the companies to hire more people.

  • 4 years ago

    No, that is no longer stable & the persons who have confidence in conflict the main are those permitting this to ensue the main. The republican social gathering. they are being utilized by the greediest people. Joe the plumber does not also have a job. He has been on government tips or nevertheless is & is assisting people who ought to pay their basic share so he does not have lots to pay for in life. If extra people in his city had extra money he could have artwork to do universal yet they pay lots in taxes & severe costs they positioned off getting that extra suitable bathing room further to their domicile or in keeping with danger a jacuzzi.

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    No, it is not sturdy & the people who have self belief in conflict the main are those allowing this to ensue the main. The republican celebration. they are being utilized by using the greediest people. Joe the plumber does not actually have a activity. He has been on government information or nevertheless is & is assisting people who could pay their honest proportion so he does not have plenty to pay for in existence. If greater people in his city had greater funds he might have artwork to do ordinary yet they pay plenty in taxes & intense expenses they placed off getting that better bathing room further to their residing house or possibly a jacuzzi.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you really cared about decreasing poverty than you would be a strong supporter of trickle-down economics.

  • 1 decade ago

    The media don't seem to make a big deal of it when Democrats are in power.

    It will be addressed when Republicans return to power.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Chris, with and attitude like yours, no wounder we don't get nothing done about anything. And the repubs could care less. They want more tax cuts and screw the poor bastards.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    How did trickle-down economics cause it? it cut unemployment down from 10% to 5%, middle class income more than doubled, inflation went from 12% to 3%, US GDP doubled, tax revenue for programs doubled. We need more, more, more, trickle-down economics to decrease poverty.

  • 1 decade ago

    It doesn't matter who we vote in, they won't do anything. The American people need to do something. Problem is, there isn't much the people can do.

  • ?
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    I'm for a militaristic form of public housing.

    No gang banging would be tolerated.

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