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I Do Not Care About Money

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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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Yes, this is meant to be capitalized so all those capitalists out there might turn their heads!

I DO NOT CARE ABOUT MONEY.

I don't want more for myself, and I sure as hell don't care if you think you're hard done by when taxes are used to ensure an overall amount of quality of life for others.

You see - It seems every time there's an argument about whether scandinavic and european countries are better than the USA - Some sheep pops in and says " WE HAVE MORE COINZ WE R BET-UR" and I literally could not give two flying f***ks about that.

Pollution and sustainability
Happiness and success
Purchasing power
Consumer Price Index
Safety index/Crime
Incarceration rates
Overall health

THESE are the issues I care about! Try to stay on topic when other countries are called the best in the world! It does not have to do with how much gasoline costs that day, or that a gallon of milk might be 10 dollars - they are still happier! Stop being so materialistic and narrow-minded.

And fun fact - Switzerland kicks our asses at number of millionaires per capita - So, want the highest chance be a millionaire? Emulate Switzerland.

Being the richest nation in the world - We should actually do better than Switzerland with millionaires, crime, pollution, etc.

But the conservatives don't seem to care!

WE HAZ MOAR MONAYYY

Is an all too common reply with when talking about quality of life standards.

This is between mud-pit and rant but whatever.

Hope everyone has a good weekend!!

-Deadlyhope
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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 05:54 PM
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There is a line on the 1040 where you can actually pay more taxes of your own volition. Go for it. Leave my tax rate alone.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 05:56 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Single, 18k a year and feel rich as hell!

It took me 48 years of my life to realize that there was no pot o gold at the end of the rainbow!

Money will never bring anyone peace nor happiness! Being who you are without guilt, and having a roof over your head, food to eat, and a few crazy bastards who you love enough to call friends is what life and happiness is all about.

Strive for more? You just feed the machine......
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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 05:58 PM
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a reply to: Baldryck

So you'd be happy to never use paved roads, right? Can I get this as an oath, please?
House catches on fire, forget it, it's going to burn down unless a private company puts out fires.

If you and others like you would happily give up your benefits which taxes have given us, I'd gladly pick up your slack.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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a reply to: seeker1963

Good response - Finding happiness in your own way, on your own wage.

That's the point - I'm saying money does not equate to happiness.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:04 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

You are being obtuse. I pay taxes like (most) everyone else. 1/4 of my pay goes to just federal taxes. That doesn't include, property, local, sales, gasoline, state, SS tax. How much more is needed, honestly?

I never said, I am against paying taxes for services provided. I am just saying leave my tax rate alone. You are the one talking about you not needing money, donate more on your 1040. Put your money where your mouth is, how about you and those who want to raise taxes more take an oath to put some numbers in that line on the tax form.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:12 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope



The Ultra Left Wing in the U.S. makes sure as many people as possible remain in poverty and in debt.

Been happening since the 1930s.




posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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Money is only good if it has a purpose.

I would love to live near a beach. That requires money.
My truck is 15 years old. would love a newer one but that requires money.
I'm in debt. would love to be out of it, but that again requires money.
Would love to have a simple home on some land near water as well, but that requires money.

I don't really need much else. A bigger motorcycle. Money but not as much as you'd think, it can be used. Some college classes for my children, they don't need degrees or anything. I'll teach em to be entreprenuers and they can support me in my retirement. LOL



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:19 PM
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I think people wouldn't grumble about taxation so much if they saw more tangible benefits from being taxed.

As it is right now, tons of money is spent in the wrong places where the average taxpayer never sees or directly benefits.

If we got a better "deal" for what we were paying, I think people wouldn't be as unhappy about being taxed. As it stands, it doesn't seem like the average American is getting a "good deal" for what they've been paying the IRS.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:21 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

This I can agree with.

Properly allocating taxes is more important than the rate of taxation.
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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:25 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

And I think if it was spent wiser, we'd be taxed LESS and get MORE for what we pay...

The answer isn't to tax MORE, but to spend BETTER.

It also isn't automatically CUT spending, but reallocate and re-prioritize spending to maximum benefit of the people.
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posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:31 PM
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a reply to: MystikMushroom

Right - the premise of my post is that I don't care which nation has the most money in their pockets.

I care about crime and pollution and Healthcare and such. I believe quality of life is not measured by money in the bank, but rather a variety of things.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:44 PM
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Right there with you bub.

26 years old and I've maybe earned about 5k in my entire life. Never in my life was I more depressed and hopeless than the short amount of time I spent trying to earn money.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:45 PM
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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
I think people wouldn't grumble about taxation so much if they saw more tangible benefits from being taxed.

As it is right now, tons of money is spent in the wrong places where the average taxpayer never sees or directly benefits.

If we got a better "deal" for what we were paying, I think people wouldn't be as unhappy about being taxed. As it stands, it doesn't seem like the average American is getting a "good deal" for what they've been paying the IRS.


Thank God for a sane reply! besides misplaced spending of tax money that's in the face...there is the dreaded black spending, the black budget that likely equates to about 99% to infinity of all your taxes, just to make a few tanfastic faces rich beyond belief.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 06:50 PM
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"Emulate Switzerland"

Sorry we can't. The US is simply to diverse to emulate Switzerland – cull out most of the minorities and get everyone left in the US to start to think the same in a cultural and economic sense and then maybe we could emulate Switzerland



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

You do you.

I will do me.

Life is better that way.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:39 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

You already know I'm libertarian at heart - but this isn't realistic. Libertarian makes up like two percent of the voter base and one percent of politicians...

I'm talking within reality.



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:54 PM
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I don't care about the money ... until both my cars drop their transmissions with a few weeks of each other. Until I consider that I will eventually get old and need a means of support because I won't be able to simply go out and work. Until I realize one of our two vehicles is over halfway to rolling its miles over for the fourth time and will likely need replacing. Until I realize that my son's tuition bill is going to be about $1,500 more expensive next year and another $1,500 more the year after that. Until I consider that at any year, my husband might lose his health insurance leaving us unable to pay for Obamacare. Until I realize that we have student loans that still need paying, and I would like to be out of that debt.

And aside from maybe the schooling (although the public schools are in the crapper with Common Core), none of these things are selfish wishes.

I would really like to not care about money at all for necessary things.

It would be a luxury to look at that list and see wishing for an occasional vacation or something, but that's not even a consideration. My husband's folks live in Tennessee and we haven't been able to afford visiting them in years!



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 07:57 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

I'm curious if you're.. Agreeing with me, disagreeing?

My point is - I don't care about how much money I have in my bank. I'd rather have less money in my bank, but you get universal health care coverage... I'd rather less money in my bank, but your son's tuition be far more affordable.

I realize it might be deemed unfair to legislate such things.. But the countries with the highest standards of living in the world do such things.

Why wouldn't we want to emulate prosperity and happiness?



posted on Mar, 10 2016 @ 08:20 PM
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a reply to: deadlyhope

Give me the money and I'll take CARE of it!




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