Regarding income inequality: There will probably always be income inequality. Why? For the very simple fact of human nature. Jesus of Nazareth Himself stated "You'll always have the poor with you..." If somebody doesn't have the desire, the drive, or the ambition to improve his or her lot in life, in spite of all the enormous and innumerable opportunities available in this country, then the responsibility for their situation lies 100% with themselves. If they're honest, even such Democratic luminaries as a Chris Matthews or a James Carville must admit that they started with a desire to improve their situation in life. To one degree or another, they had to earn what they now have. They had to operate success principles.