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Old Yesterday, 11:58 AM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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You have a right to say what you want but you do not have the right to dictate how others shall live their life.
He is right of course, the current income and wealth distribution shows a serious problem and malfunction. And it is up to government to correct it, since we already know that humans are egoists who won't fix it themselves as long as they benefit from the problem.

As they say, you can only fix a problem when you realize you have one. Something like that...
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Old Yesterday, 12:00 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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the government should spend less! Period, end of story.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ this. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Unfortunately, politicians get elected by bribing voters, "giving" them more stuff. aka "spending more".

And they know it.
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Old Yesterday, 12:49 PM
 
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You have a right to say what you want but you do not have the right to dictate how others shall live their life.
Ironic you should say that. I am not dictating how anyone shall live their lives. What I'm saying is that with the current system it is a small group of people that in fact do dictate how the rest of us live. And you don't only sanction it, but cheer it.
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Old Yesterday, 01:04 PM
 
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You couldn't be more wrong. I always find it funny when people are so boldly and proudly ignorant, you might want to check out the TOS for the limits to the "right" you think you have here.

http://www.city-data.com/forumtos.html
The forum rules are set to keep order and respect. Within rules I can say whatever I want. Isn't this obvious enough? Your comment is a complete waste of space. Perhaps it is you who should refrain from posting if you can't understand what others actually say. Misrepresentation of ideas have no limit.

If I were to reword the above in one phrase, then that would be against the rules. So I tried to put it as politely as I could.
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Old Yesterday, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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When politicians say that the rich should pay more in taxes I ask pay more for what reason?

When you look at the democrats who are running for president. They all want medicare-for-all and some form of free college. These things would require more taxation. But many Americans disagree with these things and the higher taxes that will come with them. So should the rich be paying more in taxes just to provide more funding for things many Americans disagree with? Aren't the rich paying enough taxes to cover our current government services and programs?
Because with great power comes great responsibility to help your fellow human beings. Beyond this, high concentration of wealth is toxic for democracies, representative republics, or whatever you care to call them. Look no further than Pre-Revolution France, Pre-Revolution Russia, and most of Latin America.
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Old Yesterday, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Near Falls Lake
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Because with great power comes great responsibility to help your fellow human beings. Beyond this, high concentration of wealth is toxic for democracies, representative republics, or whatever you care to call them. Look no further than Pre-Revolution France, Pre-Revolution Russia, and most of Latin America.
I've found that for the most part, the wealthy are very generous to those less fortunate. I doubt that was the case in pre-revolution France, Russia and Latin America.
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Old Yesterday, 01:19 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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I've found that for the most part, the wealthy are very generous to those less fortunate. I doubt that was the case in pre-revolution France, Russia and Latin America.
What you call generosity is small change to them.
If a rich person gave 50 to 75% of their wealth back to society, I would agree.
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Old Yesterday, 01:19 PM
 
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The forum rules are set to keep order and respect. Within rules I can say whatever I want. Isn't this obvious enough? Your comment is a complete waste of space. Perhaps it is you who should refrain from posting if you can't understand what others actually say. Misrepresentation of ideas have no limit.

If I were to reword the above in one phrase, then that would be against the rules. So I tried to put it as politely as I could.
Sounds like you have some pent up anger issues, but I'm glad you can acknowledge that you really cant say "whatever you want" on here.
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Old Yesterday, 01:35 PM
 
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Ironic you should say that. I am not dictating how anyone shall live their lives. What I'm saying is that with the current system it is a small group of people that in fact do dictate how the rest of us live. And you don't only sanction it, but cheer it.
You are dictating when you force others to pay income taxes. You are dictating that they canít keep what they earn.
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Old Yesterday, 01:40 PM
 
Location: West Coast of Europe
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You are dictating when you force others to pay income taxes. You are dictating that they canít keep what they earn.
Paying income tax is totally normal virtually everywhere around the globe. There are few exceptions, I think the Saudis don't pay any. But wait until they run out of oil...
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