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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    1. None of their business

    2. If you want to force people to give up their money is anti-liberty/pursuit of happiness. No two-ways about it.

    Quote Originally Posted by deuce
    I have to agree with him. At some point you just run out of things to buy. Big house, fast car, private jet, young pretty wife, then what? Then you have to start getting creative. (indoor bowling alley) After you've been creative, you have to get silly. (a second private jet for when you want to fly on a BLUE plane instead of a WHITE plane) Then you have to get stupid. (third or fourth houses you never live in) Then obscene. (million dollar parties for your dog).
    That's such nonsense. Most wealthy people invest the majority of their money. You know...into business development that provides jobs that provides the incomes to buy the beer.

    And when they do spend a lot compared to you, they are also buying things that some other people get paid to make/service, and those people also buy beer, food, etc. How do you ignore that reality when you type such things?

    And being serious, are you familiar with how actual human behavior functions with work/money? People, you, me, everyone...tend to not want to work..at all. If we're provided for, we don't waste the energy to do more. Why would we? Markets keep people *more honest*. Yes, you can corrupt aspects of the market, you can beat the system (financial crisis, enron, etc.), and yet this is STILL better than a state-operated version that isn't subject to market forces.

    And the icing on the cake is that socailized markets restrict individual freedoms...greatly. Propserity of our century is a result of slapping down tyranny and nobility, and letting everyone have a crack at the financial aspect of power and celebrity.

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    What? No, I mean the employees buy things. Cars. Houses. Beer. They absolutely respond to market pressures. This is something people forget a lot about government employees... the money paid to them isn't swallowed into some vacuum, they work for money and spend that money on things just like the rest of us.
    That not generally what people complain about Deuce.

    They complain that government workers are overpaid and over-compensated with benefits when compared to private sector jobs where we have a lot greater risk and are subject to market forces. And, that the institution itself is far less efficient than the market can accomodate because who cares about profit margins, productivity, etc., when you have essentially a budget that comes rolling in from people who are forced to pay you?

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    This is something people forget a lot about government employees... the money paid to them isn't swallowed into some vacuum, they work for money and spend that money on things just like the rest of us.
    Ditto for every person, including the very wealthy. Who the **** do you think builds those jets and indoor bowling alleys?

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    We can always count on class envy to rear its ugly head.
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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    No, but i disagree with more or less everything he has done, sure.
    Then why did you put "every time" in italics?

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I agree. Bush was a mixed bag. So is Obama. What we did in 2008 was trade one bag of mixed nuts for another bag of mixed nuts.
    I have applauded The Obama on two things:
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    -His "predator drone" joke from last weekend.

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Ditto for every person, including the very wealthy. Who the **** do you think builds those jets and indoor bowling alleys?
    No ****. If you'd bothered to read the conversation rather than just my one post you'd see why I was saying it.
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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Obama is extremely correct.

    And its the choice of each individual when that point is, NOT the governments.

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    No ****. If you'd bothered to read the conversation rather than just my one post you'd see why I was saying it.
    I did read the convo, if I hadn't, I wouldn't have posted what I did. I posted what I did BECAUSE I read your earlier statements regarding your agreement with Obama's bull****.

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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    You're right. Instead, let's lower the minimum wage and increases taxes on the wealthy because they're the only one who will have any money to pay for them.
    You should have just left it at that. I'm kidding. Seriously though, why would you want to raise taxes on the hiring class(The wealthy) That would be counterproductive since they are the ones in charge of assigning raises, so when an employee is worthy of retainment, and dare I say........advancement, the monetary perks come from profits, if profits and the business owner's income are the same thing then it would make sense that the less of his assets he's allowed to keep the less he has to entice quality employees to stay on, so everyone loses.

    In other words, 'tis much better to let the weakest workers tire of sub-standard living and join the rest of us in the struggle to improve, than it is to bring the rest of us down to encourage slackers.
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    Re: "I Do Think At A Certain Point You've Made Enough Money"

    Did he say "I think at a certain point you've made enough money so I'm going to confiscate it?"

    No?

    Wait, did he say "I think at a certain point you've made enough money so you'll have to give it away?"

    Not that either?

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