Quote of the Day: Santorum: Income Inequality a Great American Thing

“There is income inequality in America. There always has been and hopefully, and I do say that, there always will be,” said the former Pennsylvania Senator. “Why? Because people rise to different levels of success based on what they contribute to society and to the marketplace and that’s as it should be.”

via Santorum Supports Income Inequality – Fox News.

I’m not sure I actually being in the ancient concept of “limited good,” but in an economy that is based on production of goods and capital, there is actually a limited amount of capital that can actually be produced (or should be produced, I mean, don’t ask the Federal Reserve about that). If Income Inequality is accepted, then it is possible that one person, or say, 400 people, could hold all the wealth and thereby limit contributions to society by others.

I don’t know how to fix it, because if you take away drive and competition, you are taking away a very basic human concept, but if you don’t limit the amount of capital that one can get, then you are indeed limiting the ability for everyone to achieve success.

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One Reply to “Quote of the Day: Santorum: Income Inequality a Great American Thing”

  1. It seems like Santorum has a habit of putting his size 10 1/2 in his mouth.

    I really hope he didn’t mean it’s good to have poor people. Jesus did say that we would always have poor people though.(Matthew 26:11)

    Do you think we would have been offended as much, if he would have focused on what people can become through education, willingness, progams, etc.?

    Santorum also said something to the effect that children of prison inmates are better off than children of gay parents.

    That’s a false argument in my mind. One is in a situation of at least physical issues, while the other has a spiritual issue. Two wrongs don’t make a right.

    Bottom line: No matter how good a candidate Santorum really is, he needs to learn how to support his opinions. We want to know what people are “for” more than what they are “against”.

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