Across the miles, Americans' experience shapes opinions on income inequality

  • Article by: ADAM GELLER , Associated Press
  • Updated: February 1, 2014 - 8:45 PM

ASHBURN, Va. — The wealthiest county in America is settled deep in 4 a.m. slumber when Neal Breen threads the mini-mansion subdivisions and snow-blanketed fairways on his way to open shop.

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tuffinupFeb. 2, 14 5:33 AM

A number of anecdotes were given. Few specifics on how to close the income gap. The best bosses i ever had told me dont come to me with a problem without having options and a recommendation on which option you choose. Its the same thing with politics. Dont just complain about a situation. Provide specific recommendations on how to remediate the issue. Many of us are willing to listen to recommendations.... But not to complaining.

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localguyFeb. 2, 14 7:10 AM

@tuffinup. Before you solve a problem, you first have to accept that you have one. This article makes the case that income inequality is a problem. Many people don't accept that. Even if the author doesn't offer specific solutions, getting more people to accept income inequality as a problem that must be addressed makes this article worthy of publication.

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kallman11Feb. 2, 14 8:17 AM

I really like the quote from the youngest guy...a free market economy rewards those who help themselves. In other words, it rewards those who aspire... not those happily living on government handouts. (Note I said "happily" in contrast to the many who would rather not.)

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dogmanFeb. 2, 14 9:01 AM

"I really like the quote from the youngest guy." -- in other words... someone with little life experience

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theagonybhoFeb. 2, 14 9:02 AM

This is the greatest country in the world, if you want to succeed it is possible to make as much money as you want. Then on the other hand you can work part time or for minimum wage and complain that your not getting paid enough. The government cant force businesses to pay people more even tho that Obamas plan. Their have always been people who make more than other people, you want that money work for it.

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aarghmebuckoFeb. 2, 14 9:29 AM

The greatest shackle on innovation has been the need for affordable health care. It has kept too many of us tied to a job we didn't love, unable to risk starting new ventures for fear of being ruined by medical bills. That is starting to change now.

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dogmanFeb. 2, 1410:17 AM

"The government cant force businesses to pay people more even tho that Obamas plan." -- are you saying businesses can ignore minimum wage laws? Please explain, in detail

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