Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by Annee
They certainly don't put back into the system as much as they take out.
Certain levels of wealth are understandable, and good, but things have gone crazy lately.
You certainly shouldn't have to give up on having a life in order to accumulate reasonable amounts of wealth.
But what is our system? Is our government Capitalist? Or is it something else?
Personally - I'm what I refer to as Progressive Socialist. I support everyone's basic (and I do mean basic) needs should be met. But nothing is completely free - - people have to have value - - "that which is not earned has no value". In a government community - - you either work an outside job - - or your doing child care - - mowing the grass - - cooking - etc. Everyone works.
However - - - You can not deny those who are ambitious and want a better life. There must be different layers people can attain. You can't stop someone who is willing to work hard to attain the life they want.
Besides - - these go-getters are the ones who keep things going. They are the leaders - - just because of their drive and abilities.