There are some very intelligent people out there, and some bonafide idiots. Most people are right in the middle. But it's always the negatives that want what the positives have without wanting to work for it. So accountability and responsibilty play a huge role in where we are in life as adults.
If you didn't obtain a higher education, that's your fault. If you didn't finish high school, again that's your fault.
Yes, the growing income gap in the United States is likely to bring severe consequences in the very near future. Currently the income gap is already quite severe and we have been witnessing some small revolts by some of the country's lowest paid workers. The growth of the income gap will only bring even more severe consequences.
It is my opinion that the growing income gap will bring severe consequences in the future if it is not addressed in a timely fashion. The various problems that face our society now will only be harder to solve in a future where many suffer at the expense of a few privileged people.
If the gap in income equality does not improve in the near future, there will be dire consequences because of this. Income gaps in countries are usually a sign that things are heading toward the direction of the third world. This isn't the case in America yet, because even the lowest earners have certain privileges, but it cannot continue.
I do not think that growing gap in incomes will bring severe consequences in the future. While it is important that people do what they can to make sure the economy is more balanced, I do not see a danger to a certain class of people from being to left out.