Income disparity is not caused by differences in education, work ethic, or how good you are as a person. Income disparity is caused by those at the top, who are fewer and fewer, receiving grossly inflated incomes, and those at the bottom, who work for a living, receiving less and less. When those few become more and more powerful, with more and more control of the government and the media, they are able to have greater control of pay scales, prices, markets, etc. It isn't about taking away the money and power that is rightfully theirs, it is about stopping them from robbing the rest of us of what is rightfully ours: democracy of people, not corporations, fair compensation for a fair day's work, control of public resources, i.e. water, forests, clean air, minerals, etc. All Americans own the oceans and waterways, public lands, etc. Who says the few have a right to drill in our Gulf, foul our lakes, cut down our forests, etc.? Yes, it makes sense for Americans to access these resources to serve the needs of all of us, but it should be done in a SUSTAINABLE WAY, not in a grab for excess profits that robs us of all future use of these exploited resources. How many Americans know that the corporations were originally GIVEN rights to the forests, so they could then sell us the wood, or were GIVEN the land for the railroads, so they could charge us for shipping?
There is no supreme authority that says the one billionaire's "work" is worth multiple millions in annual income, and the work the rest of us do is only worth a pittance. HE is the one who says he is worth that, and the rest of us accept it. We need to start thinking and acting in a manner that values the labor of ALL of us.
And by the way, I am not talking about millionaires--they can keep their millions. I am talking about the billionaires who control this world economy!