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originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
I'm I not getting something here that everybody else is?
From what I can see, she's simply saying that people earning 10 million dollars a year should be getting taxed 70%... Why on earth would anyone be against that!?!
!0 million minus 70%, is still like 3 million dollars clear... Or around 57 thousand a week! What's wrong with some people? Is it a case of stockholm syndrome to your ridiculously wealthy overlords or something?
originally posted by: pexx421
a reply to: ChaoticOrder
If you earned it, sure. But what if you didn’t? I guarantee you that those in the 10 million a year range are not “workers”. They are mostly financiers, bankers, monopolists, or maybe crooked politicians. They largely make their money from speculation, monopolization, economic rent, or artificial scarcity. If you work for it, you should have it. But if you extract it from others then yes, a large percentage of it should be taxed.
originally posted by: ClovenSky
a reply to: Lab4Us
What about the millionaires that don't employ anyone or contribute to society in any way? What if these are the people are a leech on society that takes and never contributes? With all of the fake non profits and loop holes there are in our tax structure, can you be sure they are really taxed to that extent. I agree, it is a very very slippery road to go down but asking 'what if' should still be allowed, right? I am just wondering if there is anyway to separate honest & dishonest money extraction or creation.
I don't care what anyone says... There's no one person on this earth, whose actual worth to society is more than 50k a week.
Why on earth would anyone be against that!?!
There's no one person on this earth, whose actual worth to society is more than 50k a week.