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.

    4 7.84%
  • Peanut butter.

    9 17.65%
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Thread: The Wealth Gap

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    Looks like you gave him the boot!
    Yeah a Libertarian bitching about the rich......give me a break.
    "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 Peter Grimm View Post
    Nobody should be allowed to have a billion dollars. We need an upper-upper tax bracket of 100%.
    People should be "allowed" whatever they can legally accumulate. Their income is really none of your business.
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that is absolutely moronic
    Thank you.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    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?
    If you won't work for 12 months, the board will simply fire you and hire someone who will work. That's how easy that is. The shareholders still run the company, you know.

    As for people not wanting to work hard - if 50 million dollars isn't enough for you, good grief. No sympathy at all.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It don't fit you.
    Try walking a mile in my shoes.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    People should be "allowed" whatever they can legally accumulate. Their income is really none of your business.
    When they spend it affecting elections, it becomes my business. John F Kennedy should never have been president, for example. Neither should George W Bush.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Try walking a mile in my shoes.
    Take your own advice.
    "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
    Take your own advice.
    I just ran 15 miles. Exhausting.

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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    When they spend it affecting elections, it becomes my business. John F Kennedy should never have been president, for example. Neither should George W Bush.
    So if a rich person can prove that he hasn't spent a dime on politics, you ok with not confiscating their wealth?
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    Re: The Wealth Gap

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    So if a rich person can prove that he hasn't spent a dime on politics, you ok with not confiscating their wealth?
    No. Nobody needs a billion dollars.

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