Einstein, "science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind."
"Muzzle not the ox that treadeth out the grain."
"The workman is worthy of his hire."
They didn't make all that wealth with their own lily white hands... I'd say they have some responsibility to share a little more with those who do the scutwork than they've been doing lately.
Let's look at a scenario with some numbers small enough to be imaginable...
Boss 1 owns a small business with ten employees. The business turns two million profit a year before labor costs. He pays his employees 25k each a year, for a total of 250k labor, and keeps the other 1.75 million.
Boss 2 owns a small business with ten employees, and turns two million profit annually before labor costs. He pays his employees 50k each for a total of 500k, and keeps the other 1.5 million.
Boss1 and Boss2 are both still rich, but one is sharing the wealth a bit more reasonably than the other. Which would you rather work for?
In recent years I've begun to believe we have too many Boss1 types and too few Boss2 types around. Outsourcing and illegal labor being two cases-in-point.
Last edited by Goshin; 07-22-12 at 02:05 PM.
Fiddling While Rome Burns
Carthago Delenda Est
"I used to roll the dice; see the fear in my enemies' eyes... listen as the crowd would sing, 'now the old king is dead, Long Live the King.'.."
It is long past time to start making arrests. The vast majority of folks doing this are doing it to avoid paying their taxes. We can't afford to let them continue stealing these enormous sums of money from the taxpayers. Ramp up the IRS and bring the hammer down.
You cling to a silly ideological paradigm in the face of clear contrary data. Unless the system can sustain the masses, there's no reason for the masses to sustain the system.