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Qtec
10-20-2011, 07:57 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The median paycheck — half made more, half less — fell again in 2010, down 1.2 percent to $26,364. That works out to $507 a week, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the lowest level, after adjusting for inflation, since 1999.</span>

The number of Americans with any work fell again last year, down by more than a half million from 2009 to less than 150.4 million. [...]

The number of workers making $1 million or more <span style='font-size: 14pt'>rose to almost 94,000 from 78,000 in 2009. </span>However, that was still below some earlier years, including 2007, when more than 110,000 workers made more than $1 million each.

At the very top, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the number of workers making more than $50 million rose in 2010 to 81,</span> up from 72 the year before. But average pay in this group <span style='font-size: 14pt'>declined $4.5 million to $79.6 million.</span><span style="color: #990000">Really! I say lower their taxes.</span>

This is, of course, in line with lots of other data we have on income inequality. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Median wages have been stagnant for years — with wage growth in the last decade worse than it was during the Great Depression — while executive compensation has gone up disproportionately.</span> But the data are perhaps the most detailed look at 2010 and, as Johnston notes, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>“show why protests like Occupy Wall Street have so quickly gained momentum around the country.” </span></div></div>

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eg8r
10-21-2011, 06:48 AM
If you have no work then you are not paying the taxes. That doesn't mean start increasing taxes on only one segment of people to cover the shortfall. It means increase taxes on everyone that is still paying to cover and then when the UE comes down remove the taxes and put them back where they were. It is possible to do this and not be full on class warfare but it is greedy pigs like yourself who cannot control their envy of those that have succeeded.

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LWW
10-22-2011, 07:58 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Qtec</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> The median paycheck — half made more, half less — fell again in 2010, down 1.2 percent to $26,364. That works out to $507 a week, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the lowest level, after adjusting for inflation, since 1999.</span>

The number of Americans with any work fell again last year, down by more than a half million from 2009 to less than 150.4 million. [...]

The number of workers making $1 million or more <span style='font-size: 14pt'>rose to almost 94,000 from 78,000 in 2009. </span>However, that was still below some earlier years, including 2007, when more than 110,000 workers made more than $1 million each.

At the very top, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>the number of workers making more than $50 million rose in 2010 to 81,</span> up from 72 the year before. But average pay in this group <span style='font-size: 14pt'>declined $4.5 million to $79.6 million.</span><span style="color: #990000">Really! I say lower their taxes.</span>

This is, of course, in line with lots of other data we have on income inequality. <span style='font-size: 14pt'>Median wages have been stagnant for years — with wage growth in the last decade worse than it was during the Great Depression — while executive compensation has gone up disproportionately.</span> But the data are perhaps the most detailed look at 2010 and, as Johnston notes, <span style='font-size: 14pt'>“show why protests like Occupy Wall Street have so quickly gained momentum around the country.” </span></div></div>

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So why do you support a regime that caused this?