Income Inequality Is Not a Problem. In fact, It’s a Good Thing
There’s been a lot of wind and print about the purported income inequality “problem” in the United States and what we need to do to “solve” the problem. My rebuttal, and your talking points (which should come as a surprise to absolutely no one), are as follows:
- No one ever promised anyone that they would have equal income. Equal opportunity is all any one in this country is entitled to.
- Inequality itself is a motivator. If we’re all the same (and forced into it), there’s no incentive to strive for more. Greed is good.
- It’s not a case of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer. Even the poorest have benefited from the blessings of liberty. Compare the poor of today to those of 50 or 100 years ago. The poor of today are all better off – even without government hand outs.
- The “inequality” issue is simply Obama’s pandering to his base and demonizing the rich and successful.
- If you’re the guy making minimum wage your whole life, then too damn bad. Either you don’t have the skills or you don’t have the motivation to make more of you life.
All in all, the income inequality discussion is simply absurd.