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Rich Get Richer and the Poor Get Poorer: Depressed Minimum Wages Testifies to the Success of Capitalist Markets

Original post made by Justice Tracker, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jun 18, 2013

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Posted by Ben Johansen
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

Are you kidding? First off, don't try and hide or change the name of the "Institute". The real name is Economic Policy Institute, which is not non-partisan. It's based on a radical left, liberal philosophy, using radical left, so called, economists and is heavily with funded by organized labor. Lies, lies lies. I guess if our current president can get away with lies to the American people on a daily basis, why shouldn't you try and pass on some more?

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Posted by Mary
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jun 19, 2013 at 8:59 am

You forgot to mention in your heading, "and the Middle Class Disappears". Unfortunately, your seem to forget that we need capitalists to fuel growth, innovation and jobs, because our President is surely not doing so! The real issue is finding balance, and with our government working in 'extremes' (way left and way right) there may never be compromise.

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Posted by nonsense
a resident of Del Prado
on Jun 19, 2013 at 1:26 pm

It's not a zero sum game the fact my neighbor is richer does not affect or decrease what i have one bit. why is this always the argument do people actually believe this?

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Posted by liberalism is a disease
a resident of Birdland
on Jun 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

liberalism is a disease is a registered user.

What has any of this drivel to do with "the economic position of Blacks in America?"
Are you implying that somehow those blacks that choose to work are somehow being taken advantage of by 'capitalists'? Does the minimum wage somehow treat blacks differently than other actual workers? Or are you insisting that their buying power with those same earnings is diminished because it is spent on cigarettes, liquor and rugs?