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originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: DBCowboy
You live in a world with other human beings and benefit from the labors of those human beings, ignore that at your own peril.
There are repercussions for ignoring the needs of society and those around you, for taking without giving back,
for ignoring those who work along side you to make this world you live in and give you the things you enjoy.
You want to not be responsible for your end of the social contract,
then you need to remove yourself from society, immediately.
Find some unclaimed remote wilderness somewhere and survive only from the sweat of your own brow. Then, and only then can you claim what's yours is yours and yours alone.
originally posted by: Puppylove
a reply to: Teikiatsu
Right because all those offshore bank accounts, slave labor, and sweatshops are so helping society.
You seem to not realize that it's the filthy rich doing these things and type of things that are the issue.
No one has a problem with rich people that pay decent wages
and don't hoard their wealth where it's simply removed from the economy of the world.
Yet you all refuse to call a criminal a criminal.
Help reign in the people destroying the world, and no one would care about you and yours. Ignore these people and protect them, and yeah things will rightfully fall apart.
The only reason "your" wealth is in danger is because you keep protecting these people instead of joining the fight to remove the cancer.
It's not us that's the threat to your wealth, it's them forcing our hand.
No one wants a revolution, we simply want to live our #ing lives without being used and abused by bloodsucking vampires.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Puppylove
OK, so explain why someone should pay that much in taxes. Why should anyone?
Where does it stop? At what point has someone paid their "fair share"?
And don't just make something up because you envy people who are more successful than you. Keep in mind that you might become successful to that degree yourself someday.
You are ridiculous. Both of you......hysterical, irrational, willfully ignorant and spewing disinformation deliberately. You really ought to be ashamed of yourselves. Disgracefully trollish behavior. Or, some sort of Stockholm Syndrome type thing
America should have a $15 minimum wage.
That's what billionaire Marc Benioff, the founder and CEO of Salesforce.com (CRM, Tech30), believes. Corporate leaders need to do a better job of balancing the needs of their employees with the desires of their shareholders, he argues.
Benioff applauded Los Angeles for deciding to raise the city's minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 by 2020.
"I love that, and I think we should do that for the whole country," Benioff told CNN's Poppy Harlow from the software company's San Francisco headquarters. "That's one way to bring everybody up."
Silicon Valley multimillionaire Ron Unz is sponsoring a ballot initiative to raise California's minimum wage to $12 an hour, up from $8. NPR's Lynn Neary talks with the multimillionaire conservative, the former publisher of the American Conservative magazine, about why.
Now... I DARE YOU, you Libertarian gainsayers..... you greedy, selfish, cold-hearted "right-wingers"....... To look at these articles. To READ them..... (there may be some words in the TEDTalk that are beyond your vocabulary - just look them up.