posted on Feb, 1 2012 @ 10:57 PM
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
Boy, I got a bug to launch photoshop and make some nice infographics for all of you who loooove socialism.
These graphics are simplified of course - easy to understand. Wealth in these graphics I have represented by how full your beer glass is. Beer =
Here is capitalism in its ideal form (it is not in its ideal form in this country right now. We have crony capitalism/fascism at the moment, and that
needs to be changed, quickly. I did not make a graphic for fascism.
Anyway: In this graphic, you have a government that is small, performing the functions spelled out int he constitution, using as little money as
practical do do it. Citizens are as well-off as their ambition allows.
Citizen A paid attention in school, went to college and got a degree and is making a decent living as an Engineer, maybe - like most folks.
Citizen B decided it would be more fun to smoke weed behind the school rather than go to class, so his grades weren't good enough to get into
college. He's finally cleaned up his act but he's still only driving a garbage truck because it's been long enough since his last DUI.
Citizen C worked his way through business school and earned an MBA. As an entrepreneur, he started a garbage collection business. Citizen B works
for him - unless he falls off the wagon again.
Citizen D went to Art School and is working as a painter. He doesn't make a killing at it, but he loves what he does. This was his choice and he's
content with his life. Plus he has a hot artsy-fartsy girlfriend - that always helps a little.
So you see, everyone has the same opportunity (more or less) to make something of themselves. Some are more fortunate, some less in the beginning,
but with hard work and ambition, anyone can achieve their goals in life.
This is where your thinking is wrong. The guy running the business is not any more valuable than the guys driving the trucks. If the pay was
determined by the desirability of the job, the less desirable job = the most pay, then the guy running the operation, sitting in the AC when he's
not sneaking off to the golf course, would make less money than the driver. It is time to stop valuing people on their ability to extract money from
other people and actually start weighing their actual contribution to society. A good car salesman would be one who pointed you to the right vehicle
instead of one who will hound you for extras you don't need, or the highest possible sales price or the highest interest rate he can get you to
accept. The world really sucks under buyer beware.
I don't think that anyone who advocates socialism believes that merit shouldn't be a consideration in people's pay. Thus the beer glass crap is
just bs propaganda. With 5 glasses it would be more like 40,45,50,55,60 weighting. They believe that people who give the most value to society should
earn more. They believe those that put in the effort should be able to live confortable lives. They believe that everyone is expected to contribute in
whatever way they can. Thus you wouldn't be supporting a bunch of deadbeats like is always insinuated. For example: Inventors would get a base pay
and bonuses based on their discoveries. Factory workers would have still incentive to produce. Bill Gates would still be a multi-multi-millionaire,
but not a billionaire. they believe any changeover would give credit where past credit is due, meaning Bill Gates would still enjoy his grand
lifestyle, albeit with a few less homes, etc. I do not think it wise to let anyone dominate so many of the resources we all fight over.
Bottom line is that we have to legislate against greed so we can start moving forward as a society. If you are not with society, then you are against
it. It won't take long to find out who is who, once it is all put in motion. There are some freshly prepared FEMA camps for you folks.