Rich Business people built society.
Companies built the roads, cards, cities, hospitals, day cares, computers, phones, airplanes you all benefit from.
Even prior to their massive philanthropy and charity they created much of the world we live in.
"Evil" is much more prevalent among the poor. Compare the homicide, rape, infanticide, vandalism, robbery and other crime statistics of the poor with those of the rich.
And yet, most people blame the rich for all evils, thanks to cultural mass-indoctrination through Academia and Hollywood.
Letter written from London by the Rothschilds to their New York agents introducing their banking method into America: "The few who can understand the system will be either so interested in its profits, or so dependent on its favours, that there will be no opposition from that class, while, on the other hand, that great body of people, mentally incapable of comprehending the tremendous advantage that Capital derives from the system, will bear its burden without complaint and, perhaps, without even suspecting that the system is inimical to their interests."
As Napoleon pointed out: "Terrorism, War & Bankruptcy are caused by the privatization of money, issued as a debt and compounded by interest "- he cancelled debt and interest in France - hence the Battle of Waterloo.
Nathan Rothschild said (1777-1836): "I care not what puppet is placed on the throne of England to rule the Empire. The man who controls Britain's money supply controls the British Empire and I control the British money supply."
Rockefeller is reported to have said: "Competition is a sin". "Own nothing. Control everything". Because he wants to centralize control of everything and enslave us all, i.e. the modern Nimrod or Pharaoh.
Retired management consultant Gaylon Ross Sr, author of Who's Who of the Global Elite, has been tipped from a private source that the combined wealth of the Rockefeller family in 1998 was approx (US) $11 trillion and the Rothschilds (U.S.) $100 trillion.
Originally posted by BritofTexas
reply to post by Valhall
If the left believed that wealthy, successful people were "evil" how do you explain left wing presidents?
By definition they are succesful. Did the right vote them in?
Thank you for giving me a good laugh this morning.
edit on 6-10-2012 by BritofTexas because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by Valhall
reply to post by MDDoxs
You didn't read my post. It's not my definition. It's the Democrats and Liberals.
It's the current administration's.
Money and prosperity is evil...I didn't make the rules,
Originally posted by pajoly
Am I the only that finds this entire thread absurd? The premise is a nonsensical invention of the OP. I've never heard anyone make the claim that wealth is correlative to evil. It is a ridiculous OP, not worthy of the site.
Originally posted by AnarchysAngel
reply to post by Valhall
I'm a liberal and his money has very little to do with my opinion of him. I fear him being our president because his foreign policy sounds like a recipe for ww3, and he seems to think he is beyond foulable yet isn't big on declaring his answers to the problems. He shows a general lack of compasion, and he has lived his life as if it were the 1950s. Having a housewife and five kids at home may work for him, but he no longer represents America accurately and I think his perspective is insanely jaded when compared to the problems facing average Americans. This election is entirely mud slinging and deflection. Very little declaration of anything on either side. He's worse news than Obama, and that's saying something.
Originally posted by dogstar23
reply to post by flashtrum
I thought Romney was the only one who believed that lie about "$90B in failed green energy investments.". C'mon people, this kind of stuff is so easy to research to avoid being duped by these scumbags. "they" think we're a bunch of gullible idiots, and all-too-often, we prove them right. Link below (if it works right, I don't think i've ever posted links on ATS) is a brief summary on how blatant of a "mis-application of facts" Romney's ridiculous $90B line of B.S. Is. If the link doesn't work, any source with a shred of credibility is all you need to find the truth:
Originally posted by ValhallI'd like to thank you for taking multiple posts and hundreds of words to succinctly lay out just how economically horrendous the redistribution of wealth via government regulations are...you did a splendid job. The income tax rate for a couple earning $250,000 is 33%. That's $82,500. That's the equivalent of this couple paying the salaries of two average income workers in their taxes. They are already paying in (to break even at the end of the year) $6875/month in taxes. And, no matter, how you slice it, this couple is working for only two-thirds of their actual earnings, since 33 cents of every dollar they make is going to the government in taxes. This does not include sales tax, state tax, property tax, gasoline tax, or any of the other myriad of taxes we all get levied. And they want to raise the taxes on this couple more.
Originally posted by ecossiepossie
Super wealthy people like Bill Gates the mega heavy weights in todays market..Worked incredibly hard to amass the buisnesses they run today,An they deserve to reap the rewards of ther endevours,And if that means cutting them some slack with taxes to entice them to keep there buisness plants factorys ect in the country as oppose to off shore tax havens give them the insentives theve earned it an then some.Thease sucsesfull buisness titans employ thousands of workers Directors Managers sales people secreterys engineers manufacture also knock on effect to local buisnesses feeder industrys creates even more jobs So each of thease Wealthy buisness titans is responsable for creating all of thease employees each paying income tax into the Nations coffers
Originally posted by ValhallSee...you just showed the ignorance on the left. "Harvesting" does not mean that he made his money off of doing anything that negatively impacted anybody. It is a standard investment term used by capital investment companies. They invest either at start up, or they invest at an expansion time for a business. They retain their investment in the business, possibly even increasing that investment to assist along the way, with the goal of the business becoming profitable and self-sustaining at the target size. Once the business becomes profitable, they "harvest" their original investment from the company and move on to invest in another venture.
You just proved my point. You think people who make money are evil. You don't even take the time to learn what you're talking about, you just use a word in a WRONG and negative connotation to present a business transaction in an evil light.
Originally posted by Valhall
And that you argue for multiple posts that the way to fix things is just tax the crap out of someone who makes a little more than you so that...what??? Exactly what? I want to hear what you think you get out of it, other than the satisfaction their earned income gets whittled down to closer to where you are. I want to hear what you THINK you get out of it.
Let's review the economics of the "enviable"...because that's what fuels the entire democratic redistribution of wealth philosophy. Effing envy. So let's review it: