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originally posted by: WakeUpBeer
So wealth and riches means you must be a greedy lying sob pissing on everyone below you? At what worth does one become one of these wealthy assholes?
How many of you give to needier families than your own? Do you have to be rich to help out those less fortunate? If you're just doing ok for yourself are you less obligated to help others? How many times have you opted to take your family to the movies, or buy a video game, instead of giving that $60 dollars to a hungry family? In many of their eyes you have more than you need.
Why should the wealthy be solely responsible for those less off than them?
I agree some things could use some changes but pointing fingers at the rich, simply because they're rich.. come on ATS.
Actions (not wallets) speak louder than words. Rich or poor.
originally posted by: rickymouse
Half of the people that are rich are good people supplying work for many people. Another thirty percent are wasteful but the rich wasting money helps the economy,,,,if the money employs people or works with the economy. The problem is that the new rich are just shuffling their money amongst themselves, not creating work for people.
The last ten percent of the rich are jerks. I notice a higher percentage of jerks in the upper middle class though. They complain about lots of things and aren't creating many jobs. The lower half of the middle class actually creates more jobs that the upper middle class. Lots of tiny small businesses out there where the owners make less than a hundred grand, that is still in the lower middle class.
It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn't believe what I'd become
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?
originally posted by: buster2010
If people do a little research you will see that people that actually worked to make their wealth like Bill Gates use their wealth to help other less fortunate people. It is the people that come from inherited wealth the makes other people hate the wealthy. Most of the time they are the ones who buy politicians to pass laws in their favor. Families like the Rockefeller's, Walton's and Koch have been doing this for years and the people see it and are getting tired of it.
I find it funny that people keep using bill gates as an example. He went to an Ivy League school... Do you think his parents were poor or something? You have to have parents with a bit of money in the bank to go to a school like that (or else be incredibly brilliant). While Gates is obviously a smart man, his father was a lawyer and his mother was a banker. His family wasn't exactly struggling to make ends meet.
I find it funny that people keep using bill gates as an example. He went to an Ivy League school... Do you think his parents were poor or something?
His family wasn't exactly struggling to make ends meet.