posted on Aug, 24 2011 @ 10:06 AM
How is it apples and oranges when it's a GLOBAL problem?
The uber-rich who are suggesting this are, imo, decent people who are willing to do the right thing. At first blush I starred the idea that they
should just "write a check" if they want to help, but it's true that without some kind of umbrella the money would just be squandered. (Probably on
some co-called humanitarian rights civil war that we have no business being involved in anyway.)
With it being in the tax code, then ALL of the rich would have to pay in, not just the Buffets and the French rich folks who honestly know they could
help. It really is prudent to have a structure in place that ensures that it's not just a "handout" from a few, but that their peers are to be
included as well.
And it would, hopefully, be applicable to future years as well.
I'm still learning about how the world's economy works on a macro level, and trying to sift through the schools of thought. I am by no means an
expert or an analyst or even financially "comfortable", let alone rich or retired...so I mostly rely on my common sense (which has enabled me to
stay afloat and to balance my household budget, at least).
Having said that, I have thought for a long time that there should be a cap on wealth. For example, once a person owns X amount of whatever-assets,
everything else should go into a pot for the benefit of those who are suffering or struggling.
Some might say "Socialist!" but in reality, in REAL reality, all of the pushing and shoving and hoarding and gloating and begging and starving is an
illusion. What matters is our compassion and reverence for the one-ness that is ours all together.
When you all get up to your bangs for the day in reading about the doom and gloom of the economy, I have a suggested read for you: Pick up a copy of
The Tibetan Book of the Dead (I'm reading it now, orig copyright is 1925) edited by W.Y.Evans-Wentz, translated by a Tibetan Lama. Go slowly, read
the intros and the forewords and prefaces and all the jazz that comes before the actual translated text, and read the footnotes too. You'll learn a
lot, or if you're already familiar with it, you'll be reminded of some important things. You'll also be comforted to know what the criminal
bankster racketeers will be suffering one day, all alone.
All the best, people. Do your best to be the best you can be. Stay humble, and learn to live simply. Enjoy nature, take time to think and contemplate.
Money doesn't have to rule the world that you live in. It's up to you.