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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    WOW, you read a lot between the lines, and then you extrapolate between the lines.
    I had nothing at 18, now I am well off. There aren't many countries where a nobody can do so well.
    I say the govt gave me those things, but I did a lot in return to earn it.
    What is YOUR story?
    Congratulations, Utah. BUT!!! The government didn't give you those things. If ANYthing, our form of government gave you the opportunity for success.
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    WOW, you read a lot between the lines, and then you extrapolate between the lines.
    I had nothing at 18, now I am well off. There aren't many countries where a nobody can do so well.
    I say the govt gave me those things, but I did a lot in return to earn it.
    What is YOUR story?
    I read what you said and I have to tell you. STILL the government did not give it to you. That is my point. You did it all on your own and in all seriousness an individual like yourself would have gotten to where you are regardless of however long it took you. And it took you a long time! The amount of time it took you it would have been the same as if you had taken a poor paying job and paid your way to college. But that last route would have made you a greater character than the route you took

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    I read what you said and I have to tell you. STILL the government did not give it to you. That is my point. You did it all on your own and in all seriousness an individual like yourself would have gotten to where you are regardless of however long it took you. And it took you a long time! The amount of time it took you it would have been the same as if you had taken a poor paying job and paid your way to college. But that last route would have made you a greater character than the route you took
    You presume you know my character? Yes, semantics aside, the govt gave me opportunities that I would not have gotten in most other countries, and I took advantage of it.
    I was not college material at age 18, due to dysfunctional family. I was 4th of 5 kids, the first 3 bailed at 17, quitting school and getting married or joining the air force. That should give you a clue. Home was not a haven. I got my college after 12 years of Navy, at night, for 8 years, but that was just a bonus, I already had the training needed to be fully employable.
    I was offered a path to college, by my grandparents, when I was 16, but my parents said no....and I didn't find out about that til late 20's. Gramps was a captain in the merchant marine, and could have gotten me into one of the maritime colleges. Still, I did well, and you won't find me complaining about what might have been. You will hear me gripe about people too selfish to help their own children get an education. If the youth aren't our future, who the hell is...
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Still, I did well, and you won't find me complaining about what might have been. You will hear me gripe about people too selfish to help their own children get an education. If the youth aren't our future, who the hell is...
    I will be honest. Bill you are our future.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

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    Even if the release of this was timed, it's still relevant to the midterms and taxes.

    Now is not the time to give an additional tax break to the wealthy and super-wealthy.
    Another class-warfare soldat.

    Punishing wealth isn't going to create jobs. How about giving all a nice tax break and gutting the fat, bloated, oppressive, intrusive pig called government?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by Gray_Fox_86 View Post
    I will be honest. Bill you are our future.
    At 64? not so much, I have about 20 years left. But the wife and I have paid to educate 2 children, one has Bachelors in Economics and co-owns a lucrative website, other BS in premed, masters in education, teaching science to 8th graders.
    But we are still contributing, to our grandchildren's education.
    The formula for the future has far too many factors, all of them unknowable...
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    At 64? not so much, I have about 20 years left. But the wife and I have paid to educate 2 children, one has Bachelors in Economics and co-owns a lucrative website, other BS in premed, masters in education, teaching science to 8th graders.
    But we are still contributing, to our grandchildren's education.
    The formula for the future has far too many factors, all of them unknowable...
    My parents and grandparents helped me alot with my education.

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Another class-warfare soldat.

    Punishing wealth isn't going to create jobs. How about giving all a nice tax break and gutting the fat, bloated, oppressive, intrusive pig called government?

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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    My parents and grandparents helped me alot with my education.
    Be sure and thank them...ours did, after visiting with friends who are still paying off student loans, and most of their friends had parents with just as much money as me and the wife....
    We may drive old cars, but we ain't uneducated hill-billies...
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    Re: Census finds record gap between rich and poor

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Be sure and thank them...ours did, after visiting with friends who are still paying off student loans, and most of their friends had parents with just as much money as me and the wife....
    We may drive old cars, but we ain't uneducated hill-billies...
    Oh I do thank them all the time. And now they are helping with this fairly serious heart condition thing I have going on.

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