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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I get donation requests for campaigning politicians daily in the mail. Those greedy jokers are addicted to OPM (other peoples money).
    Of course! so its a pretty safe bet to suggest that John Kerry would gladly give you some. Right?

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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Of course! so its a pretty safe bet to suggest that John Kerry would gladly give you some. Right?
    Hey, rich people you can't live with them and you can't rob them....lol
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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    I'm sure they have their justifications. That doesn't make it right, though.

    Most people will never see a million dollars in one place at one time, that is theirs. A billion is a thousand million. A trillion is a thousand billion... a million million.

    Again, I begrudge no man a big paycheck, a McMansion and a fat portfolio.... but isn't there a point where it gets a little ridiculous? Once you have a couple hundred million, more isn't about wealth it is about power. Power and status.

    I know economics is not a zero-sum game... wealth can be created or destroyed. But if somewhere near half the world's GDP is being held in offshore accounts, there ain't much "trickle down" going on!
    By limiting the assets a person can have, you limit the possible achievement of private industry. If we did that, we would still have a faltering space program, and no Space X. A failing Postal system and no FedEx.
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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    By limiting the assets a person can have, you limit the possible achievement of private industry. If we did that, we would still have a faltering space program, and no Space X.
    Many things limit assets. Nature, wealth, size, etc. You can't have a solar system in your attic.
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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Many things limit assets. Nature, wealth, size, etc. You can't have a solar system in your attic.
    Since I can't have a solar system in my attic, I should not be able to amass wealth? I am struggling to understand.
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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Hey, rich people you can't live with them and you can't rob them....lol
    More appropriately, many in this country cant live without them. You COULD rob them though...I suppose.

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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    More appropriately, many in this country cant live without them. You COULD rob them though...I suppose.
    Air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981 and Pres Reagan fired and replaced them. Trash collectors went on strike in 1981 and brought NYC to its knees. You never know who's going to be more important in the scheme of things, huh?
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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by Aberration View Post
    Since I can't have a solar system in my attic, I should not be able to amass wealth? I am struggling to understand.
    You didn't say wealth. You said assets. Assets =/= wealth. Try again.
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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    Air traffic controllers went on strike in 1981 and Pres Reagan fired and replaced them. Trash collectors went on strike in 1981 and brought NYC to its knees. You never know who's going to be more important in the scheme of things, huh?
    Have you seen how much trash collectors make?

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    Re: Super rich hold $32 trillion in offshore havens

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    You didn't say wealth. You said assets. Assets =/= wealth. Try again.
    So substitute the word. It doesn't help me understand any better.
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