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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by bluegoatwoods View Post
    You misunderstand us. We don't hate the wealthy. We genuinely admire those who have a great idea (as long as it's not evil) and profit from it. We do believe, though, that it's impossible to earn more than a certain amount. Beyond that it's not earned income, it's a windfall. We even still believe that they should be able to keep an admirable chunk of this windfall. But it should be taxed quite heavily.
    First of all define "evil"? Now, let me tell you, there is something called incentive, are you familiar? People take huge risk financially and most don't make it....But of those that do, of those that put everything they have up for risk, work night and day to do everything they can to insure that their idea makes it, from 20 hour work days, to working 7 days a week to make it work, then they employ people, and you come in and say that after all the blood, sweat, and tears they should only make what YOU think they should? And the rest be taken? Are you kidding me? If that were the case what is the incentive to go through that?

    The reason for that is that we realize that having more and more of society's wealth concentrated into fewer and fewer hands wil --and must-- undermine society. We insist, therefore, on some effective societal mechanism for redistribution. "Trickle down" is not too bad a way to put it. We just don't trust those with the wealth to control the 'valve'. Not that they're evil by definition. They're simply not objective about it. (We'd have the same problem if we were in their shoes)
    Ineffectual, lazy, and intellectually void of any ethic is how I would describe what you are saying here. So, you are saying that you had nothing to do with the building of the idea, you didn't risk a thing, and you don't want to do anything other than determine that the amount someone achieves in wealth is too much in your mind for them to have because you don't have that much, so you want to use government force to take it and give it to you. What a sad commentary you are laying out here....Why don't you come up with your own idea, and put in what it takes to make it yourself, then I am sure your attitudes would change, and you wouldn't want some snot nosed 20 something coming along and telling you that you owe them something for becoming successful....

    We don't hate. We're not conducting warfare. We merely recognize that the wealth must be spread and must be spread deliberately. Not all of it. Not at all. A certain percentage? Yes.
    No, you didn't make it, you don't deserve it. And you are hating, and whispering warfare. When you have others around you in your 'eat the rich' campaign talking about, 'if they won't give it to us, we'll take it.' It's pathetic, and if you were my kid, I'd wonder where I went wrong.

    And if anyone asks me to name that percentage, I won't do it. It's not up to me. I'm not competent to calculate it.
    Ofcourse you won't, because much like a petulant child, that has never learned to play with others, you see something that someone else has, and you think because you don't have it that it is unfair, because you want it...When our little children display that kind of behavior we as parents (hopefully) don't reward it, obviously some have....Now your adults that still have that mentality and it will destroy a country if we let it....
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I've seen it in posts, but I've never seen a thread who's premise is based on Godwin's Law. I'm not sure what's worse... the fact that it was posted here or that fact that there are actually people who are defending it. Just remember... you are defending Godwin's Law which is consistent with failure.
    If I may tap into your vast wisdom here Cap?....If the thread is a huge failure, and it is pure fallacy to compare anything to 1930s Germany ever, or even to discuss it, or try to is subject to scoff, and ridicule, then are we not doomed to repeat it?
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If I may tap into your vast wisdom here Cap?....If the thread is a huge failure, and it is pure fallacy to compare anything to 1930s Germany ever, or even to discuss it, or try to is subject to scoff, and ridicule, then are we not doomed to repeat it?
    And comparing anything and everything to the Nazi Holocaust takes the meaning out of such comparisons, don't you think? Rounding up all the billionaires and putting them in concentration camps? Surely you must see the absurdity of that idea.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    Can you give us a link on 92 million unemployed ?
    What planet do you people live on, NIMBY?

    https://www.google.com/#q=92+million+unemployed
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Over 300 million people live in this country...The highest number ever!
    You're ok with 1/3 of the country being unemployed?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by 274ina View Post
    LMAO!!!!! THe LIES OF HOPE! .............Dont chop off our heads! Hope and believe our lies!!!!
    What should we do? Sit on the porch and wait for the government to help us? That's a great idea!
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    OMG! Now, the unemployed are being demonized, just like the Jews during the holocaust! Why, pretty soon a new Hitler will take power and put all of the unemployed in concentration camps! Mark my words, it's a done deal, now that we've ignored the warning signs.
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    wow.. so Obama stealing their money is how wealth is created and jobs created... who knew?
    How has he stolen their ethically attained wealth?
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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What planet do you people live on, NIMBY?

    https://www.google.com/#q=92+million+unemployed
    And SHOCKER!

    All that's there is far right wing blogs including Rush Limbaugh.

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    Re: Silicon Valley billionaire compares treatment of America's rich to Nazi persecuti

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    And SHOCKER!

    All that's there is far right wing blogs including Rush Limbaugh.
    Another SHOCKER!

    You employ the standard, Libbo, "liar! liar! pants on fire!", retort instead of some information that disproves what I posted.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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