posted on Apr, 29 2012 @ 09:14 AM
What is fundamentally wrong isn't that some people have more money. Instead it is that by gaining more money one has an advantage in health,
longevity, and has a dominion over those who have less. If you think for a minute that the billionairres do not have dominion over you you are in
fantasy land. The rich (and I'm not talking about a doctor who works 60 hours a week to make 200k) have stolen your vote through their money. that
leaves you a subject of the state, not its implementor. You are sold by the politicans to the uber wealthy.
You earn 50k (or several times that) a year and think that people are after what you have. I think what people are after is a more just system.
Minimum wage was once a living wage where a man could support a family on it. Minimum wage in the 1950s, if adjusted for inflation, would be almost
$16 an hour today. What happened to that? The rich had their way.
In the 1950s the wealthiest payed over 90% in taxes. Today the "effective" tax rate on these same people is about 17%. Never before has wealth been
so concentrated in the hands of the rich. Are they creating jobs and taking care of us serfs? In China maybe.....so they can skirt the minimum wage
To say that life isn't fair is not an excuse to fleece the working man. The rich have contrived to usurp our wealth in a hundred different immoral
ways. They are crooks so do not defend them by saying life isn't fair. They do things every day that common people like us would not do to others
because it isn't right. For them it is for the interest of profit.
What is fundamentally unfair is that some should gain so much by not playing fair, while others are left with so little by playing fair.
Democratic socialism works very well in many countries. The ideology is "I can have whatever I can afford, but first all my countrymen will have
health care and food. Our children will have free higher education." How is that so evil? You are brain washed by TPTB to think that this system of
run amuck crony capitalism is better than all others when it is obvious to anyone who looks that we can do better for the sake of our fellow man. Kids
are hungry, people are dieing for lack of health care and you're mad because someone wants a rich guy to pay the same percentage in taxes as the
middle class (or...gulp...even more). You think it's evil socialism to demand that those who have waxed rich to give back to the system. I'm not
saying socialism is the way, but zuxtaposing it against a corrupted and rotten form of capitalism.
Many of you same people profess to be christians. I never knew a disciple or christ himself to deny any person anything they needed. "It's mine!"
You say. LOL.
I'll change no ones mind. You're either a mouth piece for the rich, brain washed to serve their interests and to believe that they align with yours,
or you are for the common man. Either way, you'll think you're for the common man.