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Old 05-15-2014, 01:43 PM
 
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just a question. have you ever seen a poor person make a good financial decision/investment? do you think it's simply a coincidence that poor people who win the lottery often end up broke again? or are you just for taking wealth from the individuals, and giving it to the government for them to distribute for their own agendas? we all know government makes great investments. what is the end game of higher wages and "income equality?"
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:54 PM
 
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If everything were equal in 10 years....

The same people would have money.

The same people would live check to check.

The same people would be broke......and crying about it.
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Old 05-15-2014, 01:59 PM
 
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the general idea about redistributing wealth is to ensure everybody can live decently and to diminish wealth inequality ... now you sound like a person who'd send poor people to extermination camps because they didn't succeed in life
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:00 PM
 
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I believe that some poor people would do well if they were given money. They are the ones through no fault of their own that have gotten the short end of the economic stick. But there are others that no amount of free money would help. They make poor decisions personally and economically. But do I believe in redistribution of wealth and equality of outcome for all? No. It doesn't work that way.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:03 PM
 
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just a question. have you ever seen a poor person make a good financial decision/investment? do you think it's simply a coincidence that poor people who win the lottery often end up broke again? or are you just for taking wealth from the individuals, and giving it to the government for them to distribute for their own agendas? we all know government makes great investments. what is the end game of higher wages and "income equality?"
I'd quit work and stop paying into the government coffers. Why not? Someone else's wealth would just be redistributed to me
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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Redistribution of wealth - taking away to give cash to others - is not really what any mainstream person calls for.


What the best "redistribution" of wealth (taxation of wealth or by some other method) would do is use funds to invest in opportunity for lower classes and infrastructure of the nation. Shoring up the education system, job training, roads, transport, healthcare, tech and sciences.


Simply giving money to others is a recipe for disaster. But investing in the country and its people would ultimately pay dividends for the wealthy as much as it does for the poorer classes and especially, the middle class.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:04 PM
 
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I believe that some poor people would do well if they were given money. They are the ones through no fault of their own that have gotten the short end of the economic stick. But there are others that no amount of free money would help. They make poor decisions personally and economically. But do I believe in redistribution of wealth and equality of outcome for all? No. It doesn't work that way.
Everyone blames the banks for the 2008 instead of looking in the mirror and seeing how they contributed to the crash. Could it be that they bought something they could not afford, could it be they could not manage their money, could it be they expected government to give it to them.

Always blaming others and by blaming others, you will not learn what you did wrong. If you give those people someone else's money, those same people will only repeat the same mistake again.

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Old 05-15-2014, 02:05 PM
 
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the general idea about redistributing wealth is to ensure everybody can live decently and to diminish wealth inequality ... now you sound like a person who'd send poor people to extermination camps because they didn't succeed in life
so your solution to giving everyone a great life is to send money to one of two groups that can't manage money? also, what you suggest is outrageous. I wouldn't send poor people to extermination camps. I'd simply let them starve to death, which we know would never happen.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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the general idea about redistributing wealth is to ensure everybody can live decently and to diminish wealth inequality ... now you sound like a person who'd send poor people to extermination camps because they didn't succeed in life
No one will have to send anyone to extermination camps. Just stop giving free money to people. The people who are willing to work will survive. The people who want a free ride won't.

Of the people who work and survive, those who learn how to handle money will survive. Those who refuse to learn how to handle money won't survive.

Anyone who blames everyone else, refusing to look at what they are doing wrong will not survive.
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Old 05-15-2014, 02:06 PM
 
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I believe that some poor people would do well if they were given money. They are the ones through no fault of their own that have gotten the short end of the economic stick. But there are others that no amount of free money would help. They make poor decisions personally and economically. But do I believe in redistribution of wealth and equality of outcome for all? No. It doesn't work that way.
I agree with you. there are some people who can make something from nothing. unfortunately, that is the exception. not the rule.
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