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Originally posted by dean007
why doesn't bill gates give away windows for free if he wants to give away stuff or at least a better price on it why not open up the source code
why not make sure the whole world has clean water to drink or free power
how about building schools and stuff in Africa so they can be smart enough to quit abusing themselves
why not send farm equipment so they can grow there own food
Originally posted by mblahnikluver
It is NOT their job to take care of others. Many people worked hard for their money and they are allowed to do what they wish with it, it's theirs. Im really tired of people thinking the wealthy are supposed to help everyone else. Yeah it would be nice and many do help others but why should they give their money to others?
What have you done to help the less fortunate? Do you donate your time or belongings you dont need or use anymore?
Stop thinking the wealthy owe you, because that is not the case, they owe nobody!
Originally posted by WTFover
Where, exactly, is all of this going to end? Hate the rich! Hate the poor! Hate the Christians! Hate the liberals! Hate the conservatives! Hate the Jews! Hate the Muslims! Hate the soldiers! Hate the homosexuals!
Hate everyone who is not exactly like me!!!!!!
As far as the rich not contributing to the needy.....that's a pretty big assumption, don't you think? Because all of the worlds ills are not solved, the rich must not be giving? Because one "rich" person announces his/her contributions, the others must have not given?
What would it take to convince you that the "rich" really are giving? What if they discontinued all large, charitable contributions ( say $1,000,000 and above)? I would venture to say it would cause a global meltdown, that would be beyond anything you could imagine.
Also, you do realize the "rich" are the ones who pay your salaries? They are the ones who manufacture the 'stuff' you enjoy so much. They provide the financial backing to medical research. Etc, etc, etc...
Are there some evil "rich" people? Sure, in direct proportion to the rest of the earth's population. But, come on. I think the title of this thread should have been 'If You Have More Money than Me, It Is Too Much'...
Like I've said before, I think this past election cycle has done more to promote class warfare, than any in history. Take a long, hard look at those who encourage you to hate another person or group, before you follow their lead.
[edit on 6-11-2009 by WTFover]
Originally posted by spellbound
I don't know, all I do know is that I am sick and tired of people not helping people. We are the worst creation.
Originally posted by spellbound
reply to post by noonebutme
Oh, come ON!
People who live in Africa have no choice and no chance.
Of course the rich of this world could help them.
In an ideal scenario the rich people of the world would save the poor people of the world.
We are all living in this world - save your own species, please.
No wonder people abuse animals - people abuse people - I am sick and tired of it.