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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    That's precisely what I am saying.

    They shouldn't be allowed to have a Porsche. They shouldn't be allowed to have a yacht. What makes this different?
    Well, it doesn't sound like you grew up wealthy. Should your parents have had you?

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    Well, it doesn't sound like you grew up wealthy. Should your parents have had you?
    People on the public dole (unless they are wounded soldiers or disabled firefighters etc) should not be able to consciously increase the costs they impose on others. Thus people on the dole should not be having children



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    People on the public dole (unless they are wounded soldiers or disabled firefighters etc) should not be able to consciously increase the costs they impose on others. Thus people on the dole should not be having children

    ROFL....keep talking...teaparty will die alot faster than it would otherwise

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    Higher income earners don't necessarily "work harder." Some are just more intelligent, have developed skills that are more useful to more people, are more cunning, patient, socially competent, able to understand and play into the politics of the structures above their heads, took bigger risks that paid off. Possibilities are endless.
    These days, I would say cunning is a good adjective. Some people just know how to play the system to their benefit. Typically, only those on welfare are seen as the types that "play the system" but plenty of people on the other side of the coin do the same. The system works for people like that.
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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    ROFL....keep talking...teaparty will die alot faster than it would otherwise
    yeah hundreds of millions of voters come here to get their opinions on the tea party-something I don't claim to speak for. Maybe you should Identify yourself as a Dem party supporter if that really happens.

    Do you think people on welfare should spawn like trouts? Of course you do-that creates a ready supply of dem voters



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    So should there be an income requirement in order to have children?
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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    People on the public dole (unless they are wounded soldiers or disabled firefighters etc) should not be able to consciously increase the costs they impose on others. Thus people on the dole should not be having children
    You just fundamentally have values that I find completely ridiculous. A few bucks to help somebody out is a bigger deal to you than something as enormous as having a kid? It just strikes me as idiotically self engrossed... All you can see is what affects you I guess, I don't know how else to explain it.

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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    So should there be an income requirement in order to have children?
    people shouldn't voluntarily impose costs on others. Now I don't think kids attending public schools is a cost imposed on others. that is a community expenditure I approve of and I don't think those of us who send out kids to private schools should be able to opt out of funding public schools because that does benefit EVERYONE.

    but those on the dole having kid after kid after kid is a drain on society



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by teamosil View Post
    You just fundamentally have values that I find completely ridiculous. A few bucks to help somebody out is a bigger deal to you than something as enormous as having a kid? It just strikes me as idiotically self engrossed... All you can see is what affects you I guess, I don't know how else to explain it.
    I guess when you raise a family and start having to pay for your kids you might get a different perspective than that of a law student. You seem to think that others have an unlimited claim on the wealth of the tax payers.



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    Re: Do Higher-Incomes Work Harder than Lower-Incomes?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    people shouldn't voluntarily impose costs on others. Now I don't think kids attending public schools is a cost imposed on others. that is a community expenditure I approve of and I don't think those of us who send out kids to private schools should be able to opt out of funding public schools because that does benefit EVERYONE.

    but those on the dole having kid after kid after kid is a drain on society
    i can't really disagree with that, but what can be done?
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