The US government should do more to reduce the rich/poor gap
Arguments for: Yes
In this terrible economy we need people spending money. Customers for our products are what drives us to make more and better products and hopefully hire more people to meet the demands. It is a beautiful circle of supply and demand and when you lose part of the circle the system breaks down.
Who does the best job of spending money and buying stuff... Poor/Middle Class. Naturally, there are a LOT more of them than the rich.
Now we have this situation of 'Corporations are People Too" whereby those so-called corporate-people are those who have the $$$ to invest in the corporation. They want the corporation to be profitable with little consideration of HOW they get that profit.... Hmmm, take manufacturing overseas or out of country where we can hire cheap labor, not have to worry about OSHA and employee health concerns, and pay lower tax(minor in my opinion compared to the other) etc..... WOW, can you say PROFIT!!!! Those corporate CEOs and big investors are smiling BIG TIME! The rich will survive..they always do or we BAIL THEM OUT don't we, lol?
Problem ---- > DEMAND. All those people that got laid off are running out of money and can longer buy your product. The cheap labor you hired OUT OF COUNTRY do not make enough to afford your product. In time demand slumps and the whole world starts to get in a mess!!! The circle is broken.