It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
originally posted by: Stevemagegod
but at least American civilization never performed human sacrifice such as the ancient societies of Mexico.
Because if people truly wanted to experience the American dream he wouldn't be taxing the rich or even moderately upper-class citizens that America has already. The rich provide the jobs.
originally posted by: rockintitz
a reply to: JoshuaCox
Yes because if we deregulate the rich and get rid of the min wage, businesses will just decide to forgo profits and pay people more out of the kindness of there little wall street hearts...
If there is an abundance of jobs and a shortage of workers, wages will go up.
If the opposite is true, wages will go down.
Simple supply and demand.
Nope, we are proud of them and appreciate them. We are not "controlled" by them. Those are good people. Bezos, too. Oprah, Musk, the Obamas, etc. We are glad to have them and proud of them.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
originally posted by: allsee4eye
The Left is controlled by the richest people. Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet.
That's true, but I'm sure they hate themselves for it.
originally posted by: Logarock
a reply to: Stevemagegod
Among other reasons, but really the prime reason in my opinion, is that success of the individual is very and fundamentally contrary to the left/communist/socialist interpretation of a balanced society. To the stateists, individual success is a primary pathology of western culture. Certainly when individual success does not clearly serve the collective.
In addition, any individual achievement of note is seen as "heroic", which is another irritating feature of western culture according to the philosophy. Certainly any heroics that serves the "mindset" of individualism and not the "state". Individual "heroic" simply breed more individual action ect. Cant have that in a world were con-men strap themselves atop humanity and ride them like a horse, tax them as if they were criminals and generally suck from the marrow, like parasites, of the salt of the earth.