Misdistribution of Wealth?!? or Intelligent pauperism?  

sadock76 44M
139 posts
5/14/2005 1:26 pm

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Misdistribution of Wealth?!? or Intelligent pauperism?

Okay, I'm sooo not sure if pauperism is a word, but I think if you're reading this you know what it means. At least I hope so Anyways, I'm curious about whether society has structured some of our most critical jobs to be underpaid on purpose.

I mean, take a look at teachers, firefighters, and policemen. All of them serve critical roles in our society and do not get compensated nearly well enough. Particularly teachers! They practically kill themselves to educate our youth and are hardly ever appreciated for it. More often than not they are berated for not giving children passing grades. I was revolted when I found out my Mom was getting in trouble at her school because she was being resistant to changing a student's grades.

The problem is that if we start paying people in these fields the money they deserve we will almost certainly wind up with undesirable candidates in them who are only there for the money. At present most people who are employed in these fields are there because they love the work and the rewards they get from doing public service. So are they underpaid on purpose or is the government just cheap because it cannot afford to pay it's critical employees what they deserve?

purejoy4fem 46F/44F
682 posts
5/14/2005 3:04 pm

Do you have any idea what would happen to our property taxes if we actually paid government employees what they are worth? Sure we would save some money with the pay cuts at the DMV and Mayor's office, but cops, firefighters and teachers would bankrupt us.

MILFGoddess 44F

5/14/2005 4:42 pm

What about people who don't pay property taxes? Does that mean that all of the cuts that lower-middle class working families get in icome taxes will get cut also?? I am totally in favor of higher taxation in higher income brackets! Screw the wealthy...

Life would be a LOT easier if we had the kind of health care system that Canada has too...think about it!

No, I'm NOT just a set of big tits...I have a brain too!

wyvernrose 38F
3895 posts
5/14/2005 8:59 pm

You want your civil servants to earn more and be paid what they are worth? well come on fork up the taxes to pay it!?!

but seriously if you want them to be paid more, you need to work to have the Government coffers freed up from other projects in order to do so, education is critical otherwise everyone would be on welfare regardless, police and fire essential otherwise many would be homeless and crime would be rife....

what programs DON'T you need...

do you need such generous welfare programs?
do you need the latest and greatest in military equipment? really come on it's about skill not who has the bigger gun, save some lives invest in better training...rather than weapons development


hit up the larger corporations for more taxes, and what the hell is this with executives being paid so much anyway???


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