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.
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.Originally Posted by deuce
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.
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?