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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    There's really nothing unconstitutional about wealth redistribution, as much as your might think its a dirty word. Destroying freedom is letting trillions in wealth collect in a handful of individuals. How can someone be truly free if they don't know where their next meal is coming from, or if they are going to have a roof over their head next month? The problem with the Tea Party definition of "freedom" is that it extends only to the freedom to starve.




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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Obama propose to tax charitable contributions?

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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong but didn't Obama propose to tax charitable contributions?
    Of course I do, but here is the problem. You have elite and very wealthy people in power who say the same thing, but if they run their companies into the ground, they WANT REDISTRIBUTION - From ordinary taxpayers who work for a living to themselves. Want to know who the Socialist welfare queens really are? They are the banksters. And these are the same welfare queens who demand that everybody else pull themselves up by the bootstraps, when they don't have to do it themselves. That is what makes them the robber barons they are.
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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I agree, the fascist or totalitarian sentiments are enough to cause me to buy another 1000 rounds of Israeli Armor piercing 7.62 ball for my Sniper rifle
    I have so much Russian 7.62 ball (how can it be ball when it has a hollow point?) that is still in the water proof wrapper, that all it makes sense to do is go home and polish the sights.
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    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Incognito View Post
    There's really nothing unconstitutional about wealth redistribution, as much as your might think its a dirty word. Destroying freedom is letting trillions in wealth collect in a handful of individuals. How can someone be truly free if they don't know where their next meal is coming from, or if they are going to have a roof over their head next month? The problem with the Tea Party definition of "freedom" is that it extends only to the freedom to starve.




    The trouble with vigilante justice is that it's seldom just. But, hey, at least all that useless firepower makes you feel safe... right?
    If things go to hell and the economy crashes, I'll bet my family eats better with all of my useless fire power than your's does with your steal from the rich, give to the poor BS.
    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    I have so much Russian 7.62 ball (how can it be ball when it has a hollow point?) that is still in the water proof wrapper, that all it makes sense to do is go home and polish the sights.
    wolf or bear?



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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Do you believe people are responsible for their own decisions?
    many people are afraid to live without a nanny state cushioning their fall.

    many also project their inability to take care of themselves onto others as well



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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    wolf or bear?
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    There is no such thing as a “Natural Born Dual-Citizen“.

    Originally Posted by PogueMoran
    I didnt have to read the article to tell you that you cant read.

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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Do you believe people are responsible for their own decisions?
    I do, but I also don't assume that someone's decisions are the sole determination of what happens to them in life. There has to be balance for things that they are not in control of.

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    Re: 40 US billionaires pledge half wealth to charity

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    [...] There has to be balance for things that they are not in control of.
    1) Why?

    2) And, rightfully, at whose expense?

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