posted on May, 6 2008 @ 02:16 PM
Originally posted by Karlhungis
reply to post by Lucid Lunacy
Well, I am suggesting it for government officials because they are making decisions that affect everyone.
Money affects everyone. The allocation and spending of it, affects everyone. Hence my reasoning of avoiding this double standard. Cap the bad guys but
don't cap the good guys? What is this really about? Getting back on the guys that are screwing us over? Or putting money to a better use? For the
betterment of our society..
Many professions recieve an absurd excess of wealth that could be capped o so slightly, and then allocated to social services, such as healthcare,
disease research, schooling, etc..
Why cap at all? Money is meant to be spent. So what are you suggesting this capped money be spent on? And why shouldn't that apply then to
non-federal, non-government positions?
Everyone that makes and spends money affects everyone else in the same system. That's why it's a system.
They are supposed to represent the people.
They are people in addition to their other role. And they do represent the People with their excess wealth. Such is evident through my examples of
other non-government professions recieving huge wealth.
Capitalizism. It applies to all citizens. Deviating from its core tenet is ultimately suggesting something non-captialistic. Yet you're saying this
should only apply to the Goons? That kind of double standard will only further our segregation. And continue to fuel the cold materialist dissonace
within our system.
Basketball players and actesses do not.
They are members of the People. They represent the People by that very nature. Do they lead? Influence legislature? Probably not. So then they should
be allowed to make 100 million dollars in 5 years, but the moment they get into a political position to make change, they should be handicapped when
they weren't before?
There is a salary cap in basketball BTW.
Yeah? What is it? What about the other Sports?
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