originally posted by: CanadianMason
a reply to: 3n19m470
maybe we need to consider income caps
How would that work out in the real world?
In your view, is there a difference between a cap on income and wealth re-distribution?
How does the saying go,"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs"?
A cap on income appears to me like a slip down a slope towards communism.
That said, unless you are a communist sympathizer, I must have misunderstood you.
Well, thats why I said, consider. I didn't say "we need an income cap". And also added on "or something" at the end which you omitted in order to make
me seem more extreme in my views. But you couldn't do anything about that pesky word, "consider", could you?
You cant deny there is a psychological effect from having power over others, and others having power over you. A little power is ok, because you can
do something about it if it gets out of hand. You have options.
If someone like Soros or Rothschilds, or a consortium of 90% of the worlds billionaires have the power to control world affairs, we are just supposed
to say "hey they worked for their money, they can do what they want. if you dont have the money to bribe everyone in sight to make things go your way,
and hire private investigators, assassins, etc well, you just didnt work hard enough"
Its one thing to temporarily and voluntarily give a portion of your free will to a greater cause. Like when you join the military, you have to trust
your superiors. If they tell you theres a terror cell that needs to be droned, you dont go and double check with your own eyes and interview everyone
to make sure you agree. You've already made an agreement to trust whatever they say with few exceptions.
It's different when you havent agreed, and you are aware that this power they wield is being used for pure evil. Its different when you know they
haven't earned the right to override your will.
There is just something fundamentally wrong about a single person making more than several countries.
There is just something fundamentally wrong about the richest single person in the world being about a trillion times more wealthy than the poorest
million people combined.
There is just something fundamentally wrong about people working over 50-60 hours a week and they live in squalor.
Taking steps to legally enforce some semblance of income equality could solve a lot of this.
There's a lot of possibility in that "or something" that you casually dismissed... Maybe people can have/make as much as they want, but they just cant
sit on their wealth. You can sit on some of it, sure, but there reaches a point where it becomes "hoarding". Use that money for some infrastructure
project that will have your name on it, or do something that benefits society.
Its amazing how you people think:
Food stamps .... a slippery slope to communism, but that only effects the taxpayer so who cares.
Income equality .... wait a minute, that effects the elites! What are you some kind of communist sympathizer?! I'm ready to defend the wealthy with my
last breath! Take what you want from the poor, but leave me my idols at least!
edit on 5/5/2019 by 3n19m470 because: (no reason given)