View Poll Results: Should a multi-billionaire settle for 2 jets instead of 3, 7 homes instead of 10 etc?

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Thread: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Most of the super wealthy are not patriots, but are international citizens. They have no real allegiance to the United States. It's an elitist class.
    who exactly comes to mind. Murdoch and Soros are obvious examples.



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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Most of the super wealthy are not patriots, but are international citizens. They have no real allegiance to the United States. It's an elitist class.
    Is this just your opinion?

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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by LesGovt View Post
    Is this just your opinion?
    well we didn't see any real examples as proof so I guess you are correct



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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    everyone should be free to romp. he has no more or less right to it than I.

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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    3 jets cost a lot more than 2 to maintain.
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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    who exactly comes to mind. Murdoch and Soros are obvious examples.

    Those as well as the Rothchild, Vanderbilt, Windsor, Du Pont, Rockefeller, Astor, etc. There are others.

    Here's a lovely quote from Prince Phillip:

    "If I were reincarnated I would wish to be returned to earth as a killer virus to lower human population levels." — Prince Phillip



    Bill Gates is also a major proponent of reducing the population.
    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    “In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon

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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    If I were a billionaire, I would live a middle class life. I'd spend the rest of my days helping others. I went to a college that had a lot of kids that came from old money. Many of them turned out to be pretentious, ostentatious asses. I'd rather have a crowded funeral than a crowded bank account so money really isn't that important to me as long as I can live a comfortable lifestyle and support those I love. So to answer the question, I would feel a need to help others through my good fortune. However, to each his/her own. I wouldn't tell a billionaire they are obligated to cut things from their lifestyle.

    Having money's not everything, but not having it is.
    Mr. Madison, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helvidius View Post
    If I were a billionaire, I would live a middle class life. I'd spend the rest of my days helping others. I went to a college that had a lot of kids that came from old money. Many of them turned out to be pretentious, ostentatious asses. I'd rather have a crowded funeral than a crowded bank account so money really isn't that important to me as long as I can live a comfortable lifestyle and support those I love. So to answer the question, I would feel a need to help others through my good fortune. However, to each his/her own. I wouldn't tell a billionaire they are obligated to cut things from their lifestyle.

    Having money's not everything, but not having it is.
    i would live as lavishly as i wanted to, and also help others with my good fortune.

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    Re: Billionaires: free to romp or responsible to fellow citizens?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    Setting aside all that envy/jealousy gobbledygook ... do you understand how hoarding resources affects others that need those resources?
    How is buying 20 homes and 7 jets, hoarding resources?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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