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Should the U.S. government work to reduce the income gap between the rich and the poor?

  • Yes,the U.S. government should work to reduce the income gap.

    Yes,the U.S. government should work to reduce the income gap between the rich and the poor.IN the end it is the responsibility of the government to look out for all of its' citizens,not just the rich.One of the ways to do this would be to reduce the income gap between rich and poor.

  • Not by handouts

    I don't think the US Government should just hand out funds to the poor. I do think the disparity between the very wealthy and the very poor is huge. That being said, obviously not everyone can be very rich, but some of the gap can be addressed by raising minimum wage, having access to quality education and quality healthcare and safe housing.

  • It Should Be A Top Priority

    I believe if the United States federal government wants to appease their people then they will seek to reduce the income gap between the rich and the poor. The middle class has disappeared in this country because of lost jobs from the recession which was created by some of the wealthiest people in the country. That greed has thrown millions of Americans into poverty, unfairly.

  • No, the government only makes it worse.

    No, the U.S. government should not work to reduce the income gap between the rich and the poor, because the government can only stifle economic development. The government can only take from the rich, which leaves less for the rich to give to the poor. The more the government gets out of the way, the more all people can work together to produce wealth and prosperity.

  • No, we can't really do much to decrease the gap.

    The United States is set up as a market that is free. If we tried to even out how much each person has, the country would be less of a democracy. There are certain things that can be done that are more fair. For example, people who make under a certain amount, in my opinion, should not be taxed at all. But with things other than perhaps tax reform, there's not much that can be done and still have a democracy.


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