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Thread: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

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    5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me
    http://www.informationclearinghouse....ticle37608.htm

    "By Paul Buchheit
    February 10, 2014 "Information Clearing House - "Alternet" - The word 'entitlement' is ambiguous. For working people it means "earned benefits." For the rich, the concept of entitlement is compatible with the Merriam-Webster definition: "The feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges)." Recent studies agree, concluding that higher social class is associated with increased entitlement and narcissism."

    "1. Income: Mocking Our 'Progressive' Tax System
    2. Wealth: Trillions in Financial Gains, Zero Tax
    3. Financial Transactions: Trillions in Speculative Purchases, Zero Tax
    4. Subsidies: Alms for the Rich

    "Cheated

    There's more. A regressive payroll tax, an almost nonexistent estate tax, the lower capital gains rate on carried interest for investment managers, trillions socked away in tax havens -- all involve tax avoidance by wealthy Americans who feel entitled to their privileged positions.

    Entitlements for the rich mean cuts in safety net programs for children, women, retirees, and low-income families. They threaten Social Security. They redirect money from infrastructure repair, education, and job creation.

    And the more the super-rich take from us, the greater their belief that they're entitled to the wealth we all helped to create."

    This is a view of entitlements of the rich, not the average retired or disabled or poor.

    Entitlement seems to be a paradigm that can't be rectified by optics.

    In truth, the taxpayer provided infrastructure does enable the wealthy.


    Poll questions because I have lost the access to post them

    Why are these "entitlements" not a part of our National dialogue?

    Options:

    Political pressure from the wealthy.

    Ignorance of the non-wealthy.

    It's simply not true.

    Other.
    Last edited by DaveFagan; 02-11-14 at 05:02 PM. Reason: Hope a mod will see and fix poll

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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    Is this a poll Dave?
    I have CDO, it's like OCD but the letters are in alphabetical order like they should be.

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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    that text though

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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me
    http://www.informationclearinghouse....ticle37608.htm

    "By Paul Buchheit
    February 10, 2014 "Information Clearing House - "Alternet" - The word 'entitlement' is ambiguous. For working people it means "earned benefits." For the rich, the concept of entitlement is compatible with the Merriam-Webster definition: "The feeling or belief that you deserve to be given something (such as special privileges)." Recent studies agree, concluding that higher social class is associated with increased entitlement and narcissism."

    "1. Income: Mocking Our 'Progressive' Tax System
    2. Wealth: Trillions in Financial Gains, Zero Tax
    3. Financial Transactions: Trillions in Speculative Purchases, Zero Tax
    4. Subsidies: Alms for the Rich

    "Cheated

    There's more. A regressive payroll tax, an almost nonexistent estate tax, the lower capital gains rate on carried interest for investment managers, trillions socked away in tax havens -- all involve tax avoidance by wealthy Americans who feel entitled to their privileged positions.

    Entitlements for the rich mean cuts in safety net programs for children, women, retirees, and low-income families. They threaten Social Security. They redirect money from infrastructure repair, education, and job creation.

    And the more the super-rich take from us, the greater their belief that they're entitled to the wealth we all helped to create."

    This is a view of entitlements of the rich, not the average retired or disabled or poor.

    Entitlement seems to be a paradigm that can't be rectified by optics.

    In truth, the taxpayer provided infrastructure does enable the wealthy.


    Poll questions because I have lost the access to post them

    Why are these "entitlements" not a part of our National dialogue?

    Options:

    Political pressure from the wealthy.

    Ignorance of the non-wealthy.

    It's simply not true.

    Other.
    Why can't you access?

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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    Rich people do not cheat anyone as a group, nor do most cheat any one individually. And some of your examples are really stupid, like the one about estate taxes. Rich people are more likely to pay an estate tax than any one else...

    Also, please warn before linking to World News Daily. Some of us do not like giving the nuts there a page view. Getting "information" from there is a really bad plan by the way.
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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by azgreg View Post
    Is this a poll Dave?
    It appears to be yet another butt hurt rant about the rich



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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Rich people do not cheat anyone as a group, nor do most cheat any one individually. And some of your examples are really stupid, like the one about estate taxes. Rich people are more likely to pay an estate tax than any one else...

    Also, please warn before linking to World News Daily. Some of us do not like giving the nuts there a page view. Getting "information" from there is a really bad plan by the way.
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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    If you write it larger it's obviously more important and true, right?

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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Rich people do not cheat anyone as a group, nor do most cheat any one individually. And some of your examples are really stupid, like the one about estate taxes. Rich people are more likely to pay an estate tax than any one else...

    Also, please warn before linking to World News Daily. Some of us do not like giving the nuts there a page view. Getting "information" from there is a really bad plan by the way.
    Just so you know, when you scan over a link, the address should show up briefly at the very bottom of your browser window, so you should never click a link you didn't review the address to. Just sayin'.
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    Re: 5 Ways Rich People's "Entitlements" Cheat You and Me

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    If you write it larger it's obviously more important and true, right?
    Lol! this is just what I was thinking... then again this is the guy who thinks america is a dangerious place to live....

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