View Poll Results: Should our money be going to the rich?

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    What about Russia, where 111 people control 19% of the country's wealth?



    https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/frontline/a...e-the-numbers/
    This is a problem that, unfortunately, many countries are facing.

    Anyway, I reported this post as you're not addressing the topic.

    Please answer the topic. I don't want us to come to a confrontation.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I wouldn't mind if the gov't clearly stated it was "Corporate Welfare" so USA taxpayers would know who the true Welfare Queens are. I'm currently overwhelmed by Militarized local Police Agencies, surveillance, the gov't subsidizing the .01%, MSM progaganda steered by CIA/gov't/etc. instead of true news, USA invasiions of foreign nations)Libya, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.). I think the gov't is worried about going bust and is preparing for a Police State to fend off the protests. They keep getting local police agencies more and more involved with the FBI and National forces instead of local agendas. Make more things illegal to fill Corporate Prisons. Put impediments to slow Renewable Energy to protect the wallets of Big Corporate Energy. MIC, Big Energy, Banks, MSM, and only a few others run the USA. I didn't notice a placecard at the table for me. How about you?
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    I think you put it very succinctly. Thank you, DaveFagan.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    This is a problem that, unfortunately, many countries are facing.

    Anyway, I reported this post as you're not addressing the topic.

    Please answer the topic. I don't want us to come to a confrontation.
    If this is a problem that many countries are facing, then why are you focusing specifically on the United States? Why not, say, Russia?

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    If this is a problem that many countries are facing, then why are you focusing specifically on the United States? Why not, say, Russia?
    We live in the US and this is mostly an American forum.

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    Shocking Report Shows America's Top 1% Now Richer than Bottom 90% COMBINED





    I would suggest reading the article, as it's not long.

    Basically, from what I can gather from this article, our tax dollars go to the wealthy in this country. I personally don't think that that should be the case.

    What do you think?
    I think you should put how the rich are ending up with my taxes in your words.....

    Because as far as I know, my taxes go to counties, states, and the federal governments

    I don’t write a check to the waltons or the gates
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    Shocking Report Shows America's Top 1% Now Richer than Bottom 90% COMBINED





    I would suggest reading the article, as it's not long.

    Basically, from what I can gather from this article, our tax dollars go to the wealthy in this country. I personally don't think that that should be the case.

    What do you think?
    I think the bottom 50% pay no income tax, so the question is how much of the pie should they be getting?

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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo View Post
    I think the bottom 50% pay no income tax, so the question is how much of the pie should they be getting?
    If they got more pie they'd have money to pay taxes.
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    It isn't. The OP article stated the rich got richer. It has nothing to do with the OP stating, "our tax dollars go to the wealthy in this country."

    The money the "rich" earned wasn't tax dollars to begin with. Seems the article is a disparity of wealth rant.
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by The Lurker View Post
    Shocking Report Shows America's Top 1% Now Richer than Bottom 90% COMBINED





    I would suggest reading the article, as it's not long.

    Basically, from what I can gather from this article, our tax dollars go to the wealthy in this country. I personally don't think that that should be the case.

    What do you think?
    I'm picking option 2, but reading it as a flat "No".

    But with the caveat that subsidizing things which will improve situation/living standards for a most/all people (or especially, those on the bottom of the living standard bell curve) might guide corporations and the like towards positive things.

    Of course, any subsidies should ALWAYS come with requirements for use that prevent their being used simply to improve a corporation's bottom line so their stock rises, or give their leadership bonuses.

    We should NEVER be using government funds for that kind of thing, as it benefits so few.
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    Re: Should we be paying for the rich?

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    It isn't. The OP article stated the rich got richer. It has nothing to do with the OP stating, "our tax dollars go to the wealthy in this country."

    The money the "rich" earned wasn't tax dollars to begin with. Seems the article is a disparity of wealth rant.
    That's because wealth disparity is perhaps the top problem in the USA, and the world, and it's steadily getting worse.

    IOW, it NEEDS to be ranted about.
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