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Old 03-22-2014, 10:54 PM
 
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Credited: Philo_Beddoe a very good question from Thomas Sowell.

“I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.”
--- Thomas Sowell
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:03 PM
 
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I don't know anyone who thinks keeping the money he's earned is greedy. Greed does exist, and it exists regardless of one's income. If my neighbor becomes greedy, it won't affect you nor me. When those who are responsible for keeping the financial sector intact become greedy, it's another story.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:12 PM
 
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Credited: Philo_Beddoe a very good question from Thomas Sowell.

“I have never understood why it is "greed" to want to keep the money you have earned but not greed to want to take somebody else's money.”
--- Thomas Sowell
If I was worth millions I would gladly share with those less fortunate. Why would I need all that money. Here we have CEO's who make millions yet do nothing. And then we have people working their ass off and only make minimum wage.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:15 PM
 
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If I was worth millions I would gladly share with those less fortunate. Why would I need all that money. Here we have CEO's who make millions yet do nothing. And then we have people working their ass off and only make minimum wage.
And you have the right to tell people what they "should or shouldn't" do? What gives you that right?


“The big divide in this country is not between Democrats and Republicans, or women and men, but between talkers and doers.”
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:16 PM
 
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If I was worth millions I would gladly share with those less fortunate. Why would I need all that money. Here we have CEO's who make millions yet do nothing. And then we have people working their ass off and only make minimum wage.
.....and that is your prerogative to do so.

But that doesn't mean others should be forced to do the same, nor should be expected to.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:17 PM
 
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And you have the right to tell people what they "should or shouldn't" do? What gives you that right?
I am not saying what others should do. I am saying what I would do if I were rich.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:19 PM
 
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I am not saying what others should do. I am saying what I would do if I were rich.
Did you vote for Obama? "tax the rich" force them to give the government more money because you are poorer.
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:20 PM
 
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Did you vote for Obama? "tax the rich" force them to give the government more money because you are poorer.
Are you wealthy?
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:21 PM
 
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If I was worth millions I would gladly share with those less fortunate. Why would I need all that money. Here we have CEO's who make millions yet do nothing. And then we have people working their ass off and only make minimum wage.
Sounds to me that you're one of the ones who wants to take someone elses money if only indirectly...

Whether it's cleaning toilet bowls or running a company both have every right in the world to keep the money they make.

People who make it sound like a person who's "worth millions" is somehow an evil greedy person sounds like they are jealous/envious...
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:22 PM
 
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[quote=Red_Diamond;33998090].....and that is your prerogative to do so.

But that doesn't mean others should be forced to do the same, nor should be expected to.[/QUOTE]

Who is forcing them?
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