You seem to indicate that there is no level of wealth that should be passed along from generation to generation. I say that doing this would make it less likely for middle that have made it to the middle class or a bit beyond will be motivated to work a few more years to build a nest egg that will eventually go to the government.
Now you can either respond or keep the nonsense and have mindless knuckleheads "like" another non response.
This economy stinks, but it has been bottoming out for the last 30 years, propped up by personal and government debt until that could not rise any more. Why aren't people protesting about free trade. Obama promised us fair trade where is it. Without fair trade we send our manufacturing jobs overseas and instead wind up with service sector jobs like the kind you find yourself in.
When will the public stop being led like sheep by one party or the other. This new rally is just the Democratic response of the tea party.
You have the right to think what you want about peoples motivations - however, I do not think the thought of someone having to pay a tax on a fortune of amassing tens of millions of dollars is going to stop them from amassing that fortune.
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I agree. I'm not making excuses, nor am I looking for handouts. I will land on my feet, and end up on top of whatever heap I'm tossed into, and I don't require hand outs to do so. Here's some food for thought. I took this part time job, because sitting around all day doing nothing and getting 400 a week to do it is very, very boring. So, I set up a part time gig that works with my wife's schedule so we won't lose money on child car services, got going. But I don't really get any extra money out of it. I lose 67% of what I earn from the job on my unenployment. Far easier, and not a lot less lucrative, to just sit back and collect. If my wife just made a tiny bit less, then we'd qualify for food stamps, and then we would be ROLLING, but with two kids, that would get us almost 600 a month for groceries. We could be eating ribeye steaks every other day on that kinda budget. But a lot of folks in CT use their EBT to purchase items to resale, like the guy that comes into BJs every month to buy 600 bucks worth of Redbull. Think his kids need that much redbull? Another guy comes in buys and entire pallet of candy bars. Truly, this is a good use for these services, and makes me glad I am forced to pay into them.