Originally posted by wildtimes
AND who are we to tell anyone they need to help. Helping is a personal choice.
Wow. So, you see someone in desperate need of help, and the "first responder" theory should not be applied?
I'm saying it's a choice not a law or obligation. Well right now it's a choice and that is where it should stay. This doesn't mean I agree with
people who choose not to help, it means I will defend their right to choose, even if that choice is not one I like.
Well, considering that my combined household income is currently ZIP, as in NADA, NOTHING, NONE and ZERO, and we are living off of carefully saved
"retirement" money until such time as the companies that went overseas come back and hire honest Americans, I don't feel like I need to be "careful".
So you don't care if I pay more taxes because you have less... that is the foundation of the movement we see. I happen to have a nice job so I guess
it's my responsibility to mail you some of my hard earned money. Do you think by taxing the rich more that they will in turn bring jobs back to
America? Lowering corporate tax will, attacking individuals will not. A company NEEDS to make profit to survive and grow. YES there might be a few
stinkers out there and we should focus on them, but with all the ones not doing so well I would like to ask a few questions.
1. What skills do you have?
2. Can you get new skills to fit the future job market.
3. Why should a company hire you?
4. Are you willing to move to any place that would provide a job?
5. Are you willing to work your way back up with new skills?
I'm retired Air Force and what I did in the AF is not what I do now. I had to learn new skills to stay competitive, I had to be willing to move to
where the job took me, I had to have an education to show a foundation and to be competitive once again. When I was in my 20s I was lucky to have 5
bucks in my pocket, but I kept improving for the next 30 years and I do well now. Many protester are young and want a piece of what us older people
have spend a life time building and nurturing. I happen to not agree with them....
Yes, okay, helping is a personal choice ... one that ANY decent human being would make without being told to do so.
But that's just my kind-hearted, altruistic, idealistic personality.
Once again the number of scrooges we are talking about is a drop in the bucket of the rich. The rich work very hard, provide us jobs, give the vast
majority of donations to charities, already pay 90% of all income taxes, have businesses that pay all the corporate taxes, so on and so on
Yep they be the evil ones.
Why don't people complain about the families on welfare their whole lives never giving a thing to society and just take and take blaming everyone else
but themselves for their crappy life...I got a sister like that, so I know...
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