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    Or maybe self fulfilling answers like when someone put up a poll here whether you favor Obama or Romney.  Well duh!

    The capitalistic ideal is that those who produce the most should receive the most.  Very few would be so entranced by their own BS but to recognize that the harder ( physically) the work the lower the pay.  Ditch diggers never got paid the same as  white collar employees.  Hard work in that sense never got you anywhere.  

    Number 2, come on??  Ideally what you get paid has some relationship to your value to the enterprise.  We're grown ups, we understand that communism was a failure.  The question of fairness revolves around how you apportion wages in relation to value and I'll make a strong statement that no corporate CEO is worth more in an hour than the lowest paid person in the business make in a year.  Especially when the business is often failing in the process.  That is not only not fair to the worker but to the investor and I have no idea why either allows it to happen.  These brain trust guys just aren't that smart.  

    America should create an opportunity for people to contribute to their potential.  

    Arun has this much right: The second dimension for me is that every child can grow up physically and mentally healthy, receive a good education, and develop enough skills to be able to earn a living.
    But it goes farther.  Money is power and the more you have the more power you control so the government has the responsibility to provide taxes and regulations that prevent all the cream from rising to the top which is the natural state for naked capitalism.  Wealth and power tend to coalesce at the top creating a plutocracy and ending in a failed state.  It's the nature of unregulated capitalism and was even recognized by Adam Smith.    

    A bad idea isn't responsible for those who believe it. ---Stephen Cannell

    by YellerDog on Tue Oct 09, 2012 at 10:06:20 PM PDT

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