View Poll Results: Does it matter Millionaire - Billionaire?

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  • No, they're both too wealthy.

    6 11.76%
  • Yes, it's a big difference.

    32 62.75%
  • Don't care, got mine.

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Thread: The Wealth Gap

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    What resources were consumed in that scenario. What we traded was knowledge and skill.
    I suppose it matters how far you go back. I take it both those individuals party to that contract were trained/equipped (initially) from a 'pot' of resources, so to speak?

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    I voted "NO", but I don't agree with the "they are both too wealthy". "Too" wealthy will always be subjective. But with money comes the power to create more money. That strange equation needs a balance - my preference is a perfectly progressive tax that does not discriminate based on some magical line that needs to be crossed. There's no need to differentiate between the guy that makes 10k, 1M, or 1B - a progressive tax would regulate their ability to extract wealth without prejudice.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Nobody should be allowed to have a billion dollars. We need an upper-upper tax bracket of 100%.
    that is absolutely moronic



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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Some people dream of making it big, others believe in sitting around, voting for socialist and taking from the successful for themselves.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is absolutely moronic

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Some people dream of making it big, others believe in sitting around, voting for socialist and taking from the successful for themselves.
    some is rich
    some is poor
    that's the way the world is
    but I don't believe in laying back
    and saying how bad your luck is

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    That's too much money for one person.

    That much money is power. I'm not in favor of too much power in the hands of only a few.

    The Bill Gates' and Warren Buffet's of the world should be capped at like 50 million.
    Are you suggesting the government should take whatever they make over a certain amount? If so they would spend it like they spend all the other tax payer contributions and ask for more, just like they do now.

    I can see where it would be bad for business and the economy if people were limited to a certain income. Bank executives could work for say, six months, shut down the bank, then open it again at the beginning of the next tax season.

    Do you really think anyone would work for free to keep the ship afloat?
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Some people dream of making it big, others believe in sitting around, voting for socialist and taking from the successful for themselves.
    true, but people who sit around see wealth as a single pie, with only so much pie to go around, therefore if you have more of the pie then anyone else, its not fair to them.

    others see the ability to create as many pies as we want, therefore everyone has the opportunity to earn as big a slice of the pie as they dream.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    What resources were consumed in that scenario. What we traded was knowledge and skill.
    Knowledge and skill are certainly resources (perhaps obtained through hours of classes/practice). There is also the manual labor, tools, and new parts.
    "Men did not make the earth ... it is the value of the improvement only, and not the earth itself, that is individual property... Every proprietor owes to the community a ground rent for the land which he holds." -- Thomas Paine, Agrarian Justice
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    If the shoe fits...
    It don't fit you.
    "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)
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It don't fit you.
    Looks like you gave him the boot!



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