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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Need creates jobs. Where there is a need, someone will meet that need. The wealthy do not need to be worshiped or cowtowed to.They are citizens like everyone else.Citizens who benefit mostfrom our government. Having them pay more is simply fair.
    They benefit more ?? you like to include our infrastructure in your formula, but never get around to things like jails, welfare, unemployment, or our entire criminal court system, which is used overwhelmingly by those paying little or no federal income taxes.

    Our DOD is equally protective of every person of the USA, what a person has to lose, has nothing to do with the DOD Ö but with that persons ability to gain assets throughout his life, so that argument is really a mute point. Our road systems is used by everyone, and if the rich use it more, then in turn pay more for it in the taxes that is paid by fuel. I've seen you use this before, but a good example of what I'm saying, is do you pay in fuel taxes, what walmart does to ship there products to stores across the country? It's my opinion that the rich pay for much more then they use, and until you can come up with realistic numbers to prove other wise .. you have nothing.

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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    NO.

    They don't deserve our help or votes.

    Why should we vote to help the rich person who neither knows nor cares about you???

    They buy the better food and clothes. They live high on the hog. They have huge houses. They have the better cars. They DON'T DESERVE OUR HELP.

    They're proud, selfish, and materialistic. They deserve greater taxes.

    No, I am NOT playing Devil's Advocate on this issue.

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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    NO.

    They don't deserve our help or votes.

    Why should we vote to help the rich person who neither knows nor cares about you???

    They buy the better food and clothes. They live high on the hog. They have huge houses. They have the better cars. They DON'T DESERVE OUR HELP.

    They're proud, selfish, and materialistic. They deserve greater taxes.

    No, I am NOT playing Devil's Advocate on this issue.
    They could come back with others are just as selfish, lazy, unproductive, and uninspired to be anything more then what they are. Why is their well being, and their health anymore my responsibility then their own.

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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    NO.

    They don't deserve our help or votes.

    Why should we vote to help the rich person who neither knows nor cares about you???

    They buy the better food and clothes. They live high on the hog. They have huge houses. They have the better cars. They DON'T DESERVE OUR HELP.

    They're proud, selfish, and materialistic. They deserve greater taxes.

    No, I am NOT playing Devil's Advocate on this issue.
    Oh gosh. I thought the poll was just for the rich. Since rich isnít income but rather wealth, we qualify by any standard Iíve read recently. I support progressive taxes, have for as long as I can remember. However, we became rich by not living high on the hog. Our new car, 2010, was about $17,500, not too high on that hog, but we just wrote a check. (Our other one is a 2000 pickup.) Yes, we buy better food, but itís cheaper. Not a huge house that Iím replacing the header above the basement slider myself because of rot due to improper construction. Our other winter home is only about 1200 sq. ft. I know others like us. I donít know exactly what to say about proud, selfish, and materialistic; but, how about being proud of my mentoring and my patents while working. I guess several here are conjecturing about the rich but are incorrect.

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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    Oh gosh. I thought the poll was just for the rich. Since rich isnít income but rather wealth, we qualify by any standard Iíve read recently. I support progressive taxes, have for as long as I can remember. However, we became rich by not living high on the hog. Our new car, 2010, was about $17,500, not too high on that hog, but we just wrote a check. (Our other one is a 2000 pickup.) Yes, we buy better food, but itís cheaper. Not a huge house that Iím replacing the header above the basement slider myself because of rot due to improper construction. Our other winter home is only about 1200 sq. ft. I know others like us. I donít know exactly what to say about proud, selfish, and materialistic; but, how about being proud of my mentoring and my patents while working. I guess several here are conjecturing about the rich but are incorrect.
    Only 1200 sq ft? You must have to go out side to change your mind

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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Only 1200 sq ft? You must have to go out side to change your mind
    Nope, I can change my mind anywhere, just need a rational reason. BTW, my parents made their money in art.

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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    Quote Originally Posted by OhIsee.Then View Post
    BTW, my parents made their money in art.

    That is not an easy thing to do. Kudos to them

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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    I don't like how proud, selfish, and vain rich people can be. Don't even dare to think the rich don't primarily embody these behaviors. Those people don't deserve their mansions and expensive houses.

    I'm still conservative in the social sector and the belief in working had to earn money... but that was warped and perverted into CEOs earning obscene bonuses and the rich living lavishly; well above what is necessary.

    There should be a cap on total wage. Bring it down. Business profits should not be used for personal gratification. It's materialism at its finest.

    They live in such posh houses and live so far above people who are struggling. How can a conservative who can barely pay for insurance have the audacity to vote for the rich and wealthy... to enrich them further... while you take further cuts and suffer?

    Many perverted conservatives and Republicans actually dare to use the Bible to support their vain and materialistic lifestyle.

    Are you broke? Were your benefits cut? Lost your insurance? How could you vote for Republicans who vote to further enrich the poor????

    If you're frugal and you work for what you earn, then I have no problem so long as you don't spend money on things you don't need, like a Hummer or a huge house. It's obscene, materialistic decadence. Get them to understand by taxing them painfully

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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    You mean like blaming the media, or unions, or anyone other than yourself? Yo pot . . . .



    Uh I have done rather well, I am not the one blaming others for my lot in life



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    Re: Do The Rich Need Saving?

    Many folks around here seem so very concerned about the rich folks, their money and the taxes they have to pay.

    So I ask the folks here do we really need to be worried about rich folks having to pay too much tax? Are you gonna sleep less at night worrying about tax burdens of the rich?

    For the rich folks here at DP? Sorry if I offend you.[/QUOTE]

    I don't worry about the rich paying higher taxes because they can afford it.

    I worry about taxing them to the point they stop investing in the JOBS created mostly by private industry while idiots think it's fair to sock it to them.

    Obama is on a mission to divide and wreck America, and Lierals without a clue are falling for his BS, and lies.

    Ben Stein recently wrote what I have been saying here for two years about Obama:
    They (Liberals and others) ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

    They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student.

    They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

    The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

    Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, and not a fan of this country.

    The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way helped all Americans.

    The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never can be --"a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society." Either the costs go up or the free society goes away... an historical truth.
    http://www.american.com/archive/2007/november-december-magazine-contents/guess-who-really-pays-the-taxes
    The wealthiest 1 percent of the population earn 19 per*cent of the income but pay 37 percent of the income tax. The top 10 percent pay 68 percent of the tab. Meanwhile, the bottom 50 percentóthose below the median income levelónow earn 13 percent of the income but pay just 3 percent of the taxes.

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