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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by LookingGlass View Post
    Anybody who tells you money is the root of all evil doesn't ****ing have any. Jim Young, Boiler Room
    Reading people truncate that aphorism is a pet peeve of mine. The full quote is "Love of money is the root of all evil."

    Aside from that, I do appreciate the irony of someone evidently holding a "greed is good" viewpoint trying to vindicate him/herself by dredging up an indirect quote from the holy book of Jesus "take-pains-to-help-the-poor" Christ.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Mayor Snorkum knows the real meaning of the expandin gap between the richest and the poorest.

    The poor have nothing, can't have less.

    The rich have much and know how to earn more.

    An expanding wealth gap is the desirable sign of a growing economy.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by phattonez View Post
    So what's the excuse for a group of people rejecting 70% of the job offers that come their way? They're poor, so they need the money, so why not take the job?
    People reject offers of employment for one reason and one reason only.

    Their current condition is satisfying their emotional and economic needs.

    Amazing how so many people manage to find work just weeks after their unemployment benefits expire, isn't?

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Hey, who are you, mayor snorkum?
    You sound familiar.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    And then you issue a poopy like this one that makes me doubt you ever even got into Ivy league.
    you can speculate all you want

    those who "thanked" your post pretty much establish its wrong



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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by TheBook View Post
    I suppose I just don't understand the mindset of "If someone has a lot of money, they deserve to have it and earned it, all those people without money are just failures/lazy/human trash."
    I guess I don't understand the mentality that if someone has lots of money they don't deserve it and those who don't have lots of money are owed money merely by existing within a certain geopolitical distance of someone who does



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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I guess I don't understand the mentality that if someone has lots of money they don't deserve it and those who don't have lots of money are owed money merely by existing within a certain geopolitical distance of someone who does
    It generally not in the form of money, but social services. Now get to tabulating your wealth so we can accurately access your fair share to pay of the road leading to my driveway.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    It generally not in the form of money, but social services. Now get to tabulating your wealth so we can accurately access your fair share to pay of the road leading to my driveway.
    I pay more in taxes in a quarter than you will make any of your first 20 years out of college

    your existence is not a claim on my wealth



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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    The fact that you have wealth does not elevate you to a status above society.

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    Re: Rich-Poor gap widening

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    The fact that you have wealth does not elevate you to a status above society.
    never said that but since I get no additional governmental benefits that you don't get the claim that I should pay even more taxes is specious



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