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    Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person?

    If every poor person gave a pound of flesh to a rich person, the rich, being the innovative people that they are, could likely figure out a way to turn it into a profitable business that would stimulate the economy. Then there would be more jobs for the poor. And, while we're at it, we could deny the poor the right to vote until they turn in their pound of flesh. While we're at it, maybe we could put some poor people into stocks and yell at them for creating this bad economy. We all know our economic problems were caused by welfare mothers, not by reckless wealthy investors and politicians throwing money away on pointless wars. Maybe if we could just hate the poor's guts enough and blame them for all our problems, we could have a great economy! Sound like a plan?

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Whoa. You're up here and I need you down here. Throwing stupid at stupid normally just makes more stupid. I know what you are saying but there is better ways at going about it.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Whoa. You're up here and I need you down here. Throwing stupid at stupid normally just makes more stupid. I know what you are saying but there is better ways at going about it.
    Have you ever read Jonathan Swift? My post is in that tradition.

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Have you ever read Jonathan Swift? My post is in that tradition.
    Right but you seem to be more literal about it...
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    If every poor person gave a pound of flesh to a rich person, the rich, being the innovative people that they are, could likely figure out a way to turn it into a profitable business that would stimulate the economy. Then there would be more jobs for the poor. And, while we're at it, we could deny the poor the right to vote until they turn in their pound of flesh. While we're at it, maybe we could put some poor people into stocks and yell at them for creating this bad economy. We all know our economic problems were caused by welfare mothers, not by reckless wealthy investors and politicians throwing money away on pointless wars. Maybe if we could just hate the poor's guts enough and blame them for all our problems, we could have a great economy! Sound like a plan?
    Lets be honest Luna...you are misstating reality. The reality is that 47% dont give even an ounce, let alone a pound, and the top 1% give 35 pounds....thats the heart, a kidney, an arm, and maybe a leg from the knee down. If this is all about 'fair share' and dramatics shouldnt it at least be close to accurate?

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    If every poor person gave a pound of flesh to a rich person, the rich, being the innovative people that they are, could likely figure out a way to turn it into a profitable business that would stimulate the economy. Then there would be more jobs for the poor. And, while we're at it, we could deny the poor the right to vote until they turn in their pound of flesh. While we're at it, maybe we could put some poor people into stocks and yell at them for creating this bad economy. We all know our economic problems were caused by welfare mothers, not by reckless wealthy investors and politicians throwing money away on pointless wars. Maybe if we could just hate the poor's guts enough and blame them for all our problems, we could have a great economy! Sound like a plan?
    yes... sounds like a plan


    ....a bad plan, and a bit messy, but a plan nonetheless.

    I think my plan would start with a lot less hatred of anyone, rich or poor.... but yours certainly has more ..uhh...je ne sais quoi

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Have you ever read Jonathan Swift? My post is in that tradition.
    Read your OP, though "da hell is wrong with this person?" and voted no. Then I read this post and thought there should be a distinction between skinny and fat people in your proposal, as one group is clearly benefiting more from the rich's gifts to the world. A pound for one, a stone for the other?

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    Re: Should every poor person have to give a pound of their own flesh to a rich person

    Quote Originally Posted by Boring Bob View Post
    Read your OP, though "da hell is wrong with this person?" and voted no. Then I read this post and thought there should be a distinction between skinny and fat people in your proposal, as one group is clearly benefiting more from the rich's gifts to the world. A pound for one, a stone for the other?
    From a strictly literary sense, the pound of flesh refers to the heart.

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    Of course! Do not forget to toss in their first born
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