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even in the socialist mecca you wish the United States was.
I am still waiting evidence that ANY piece of government data is simply "lies," and any evidence that you have for this being the next depression. You cant use government data either, since its all lies.
I always enjoy reading about the millions who are living paycheck to paycheck. Are those the folks who live in rental units yet have widescreen TVs and projection TVs so large you can make out the picture while driving by? Or are they the folks who have every game console Sony ever put out; and were among the first to buy the PS3 just because they had to have it? Or are they the ones I see buying rounds at Carrabbas on credit cards?
Capitalism is not about fairness and equality. It's about rewarding those who risk capital to make a buck. They provide the jobs and they should reap the benefits before others do. At the same time, I think there should be some level of fairness in taxation. I think a consumption tax could be fair -- it would tax the millionaire buying the $3 million Hatteras appropriately. A consumption tax promotes saving by those who clearly cannot save on their own or make wise money decisions. Don't want to pay that x% sales tax on that luxury item? Then put your money in the bank and save it for what matters most.
Am I an executive? Not yet. Do I want to be an executive? You bet. What am I doing to accomplish that? Nearly every entry in my 16 year resume is part of a ladder building my experience upward to that level. That's my goal and I'm in control of achieving it. What's odd is you rarely hear people talk like this anymore. Nowadays it's more about what "I deserve because I've done my time." Archaic thinking like that is what separates the haves from the have nots.
I have always said and will continue to say that some people are rich due to luck, others are rich because they worked their way there. Unlike you, I have no malice or hatred for the rich, even those who got there by luck - that's just the way life is. Life isn't fair. Never has been, never will be.
Stop lying. Lying won't make your distorted reality come true. I know you want to blame everything on the government, but lying about what I say won't change the fact that you believe in a myth.
I believe people are capable of doing whatever they set their heart and mind to. I do not believe people are weak and need to be helped, or need to find excuses for why they fail.
Originally posted by mybigunit
If you dont work you get no help