View Poll Results: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

Voters
58. You may not vote on this poll
  • Yes

    45 77.59%
  • No

    9 15.52%
  • Maybe

    2 3.45%
  • Don't know

    2 3.45%
Page 8 of 58 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast
Results 71 to 80 of 572

Thread: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

  1. #71
    Professor
    kjwins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:25 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,824

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Yes, & most super rich people, control the world. not talking about people that are well off. Talking about the 1%. Most of their wealth comes from family, or from some sort of corruption. Most of these people don't deserve the wealth they have.

  2. #72
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    163,576

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    So, giving the means of production to the people, not a individual person, making sure everyone has food... You can't stand this idea, and that's ok, I know the person you are.
    I tire of you making comments about what kind of a person I am because I don't favor you being able to forcibly take property from others.
    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Why would you not want to register your weapon?
    Quote Originally Posted by Celebrity View Post
    , as long as you can own one or fewer guns, your right to bear a firearm is not being infringed upon.

  3. #73
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Kentucky
    Last Seen
    06-05-15 @ 07:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Communist
    Posts
    2,264

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjwins View Post
    Yes, & most super rich people, control the world. not talking about people that are well off. Talking about the 1%. Most of their wealth comes from family, or from some sort of corruption. Most of these people don't deserve the wealth they have.
    Anyone who actually believes someone on wall street works harder then a diamond miner in Africa or a sweatshop worker, they are delusional.

  4. #74
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    163,576

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by kjwins View Post
    Yes, & most super rich people, control the world. not talking about people that are well off. Talking about the 1%. Most of their wealth comes from family, or from some sort of corruption. Most of these people don't deserve the wealth they have.
    you are making a silly assumption. the top one percent are nothing like the billionaires you whine about. 400K a year puts you in the top one percent. Many doctors, some lawyers, small business owners. and who is to say who deservers the wealth they have? some bitter guy on a board? LOL
    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Why would you not want to register your weapon?
    Quote Originally Posted by Celebrity View Post
    , as long as you can own one or fewer guns, your right to bear a firearm is not being infringed upon.

  5. #75
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Kentucky
    Last Seen
    06-05-15 @ 07:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Communist
    Posts
    2,264

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    I tire of you making comments about what kind of a person I am because I don't favor you being able to forcibly take property from others.
    Oh, people would still have property, but the means of production, factories, farms, would not belong to one individual, they would be collectively owned for the benefit of all. Yes, I want to give the means of production to the people, not to one individual using them for profit while millions starve to death, go without shoes, guaranteed access to clean water.. Pardon me. Oh, you've established what kind of person you are.

  6. #76
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Kentucky
    Last Seen
    06-05-15 @ 07:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Communist
    Posts
    2,264

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are making a silly assumption. the top one percent are nothing like the billionaires you whine about. 400K a year puts you in the top one percent. Many doctors, some lawyers, small business owners. and who is to say who deservers the wealth they have? some bitter guy on a board? LOL
    He is referring to the billionaires, you know he is, the top people at goldman sachs, etc.. do not work harder then a diamond miner, construction worker...

  7. #77
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    163,576

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    Anyone who actually believes someone on wall street works harder then a diamond miner in Africa or a sweatshop worker, they are delusional.
    anyone who believes grunt labor is more valuable than what a CEO or a top trial lawyer or doctor does is idiotic. Billions can do sweatshop labor. Very few people can consistently hit a 100 MPH fastball or return Kevin Anderson's tennis serve. Very few people can safely remove a brain tumor or handle a 8 week federal jury trial. That's why those people with those rarer skills get paid so much more than a sweatshop worker.

    reality --its what's for breakfast
    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Why would you not want to register your weapon?
    Quote Originally Posted by Celebrity View Post
    , as long as you can own one or fewer guns, your right to bear a firearm is not being infringed upon.

  8. #78
    Professor
    kjwins's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 11:25 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    1,824

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    you are making a silly assumption. the top one percent are nothing like the billionaires you whine about. 400K a year puts you in the top one percent. Many doctors, some lawyers, small business owners. and who is to say who deservers the wealth they have? some bitter guy on a board? LOL
    400k a year would not put you in the super rich class. Not talking about these people. These people pay more in tax than Corporations & billionaires.

  9. #79
    Banned
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    Kentucky
    Last Seen
    06-05-15 @ 07:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Communist
    Posts
    2,264

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    anyone who believes grunt labor is more valuable than what a CEO or a top trial lawyer or doctor does is idiotic. Billions can do sweatshop labor. Very few people can consistently hit a 100 MPH fastball or return Kevin Anderson's tennis serve. Very few people can safely remove a brain tumor or handle a 8 week federal jury trial. That's why those people with those rarer skills get paid so much more than a sweatshop worker.

    reality --its what's for breakfast
    Oh, I'm not talking about doctors, or sports player, I'm talking about looking at excel spreadsheets, making money off of people's debt, stocks, planning corporate meetings.. You call it grunt labor, have you worked in a sweatshop? A diamond mine? What do you do?

  10. #80
    warrior of the wetlands
    TurtleDude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Ohio
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    163,576

    Re: Do the wealthy have too much power in the United States?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dovkan View Post
    He is referring to the billionaires, you know he is, the top people at goldman sachs, etc.. do not work harder then a diamond miner, construction worker...
    and the guy playing tennis on the satellite tour might well train as hard as Rafa Nadal. But Nadal makes more money in prizes and certainly endorsements than all the players combined ranked 250-1000. Is that fair? of course it is.
    Quote Originally Posted by EarlzP View Post
    Why would you not want to register your weapon?
    Quote Originally Posted by Celebrity View Post
    , as long as you can own one or fewer guns, your right to bear a firearm is not being infringed upon.

Page 8 of 58 FirstFirst ... 67891018 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •