reply to post by SearchLightsInc
Your ignorance is showing.
and your inner tard is foaming at the mouth
Give me one proper reason why working poverty should be allowed to thrive in modern times? Why is it, if everyone is putting in, why are only a
Because they are also frivolous consumers. Why is it that as a bus boy, paying rent, and all my expenses I was able to save as much of my money and
buy my first car? I didnt own a cell phone. I didnt go out. I didnt buy a single article of clothing. Nothing. I saved. When I bought my car I drove
to a better job and saved again. I opened my first business before I am 30. My dad helped me out some, BUT his life was far worse than mine. He lived
in a crap apartment in the bronx with my mother and older sister working almost 20 hours a day for almost 10 years....YEAH. WE saved and now my kids
will probably have a better life. I can help them out and they will help themselves.
We work holidays in my family. We work weekends. We dont spend on crap. We dont really take vacations. We save. When we do spend we spend on means of
producing more. So now when I see my friends talking about how their job sucks I think to myself, "how is that nice car outside". I dont even own a
car. I take a bus.
Eventually my family will be wealthy. Not because we will exploit people. We will have earned it. I am not rich by the way. My family has some money,
but we are still middle class. BUT, We know how to get there. it is not a hard concept. It IS hard work.
So the 100 richest people on the planet follow the very same routine as you've stated then? Get real
So 100 people represent the planet?....again....MOST are workaholics. I would also ask if any of those 100 didnt at one point work like dogs
themselves of had prior generations that did and so were able to set them up. Like I said SOME may have it easy and take short cuts. That is not the
norm though. Money doesnt fall from trees.
If big business did not monopolise industry, buy governments, block the formation of unions and ultimately # developing countries in the ass,
People would be getting a bigger slice of the pie.
So big business is the evil of capitalism? I agree. They make the government huge and spend more than it should which leads to the citizenry being
over taxed. Massive social spending. It is a bad thing....I agree.
How about a letter to the owner of Nike and its shareholders asking them to pay proper wages to their factory workers? You'd think i were
asking for a bone marrow donation.
How about you give MONEY to the third world. Literally find a non-for-profit where more than 90% of what you donate makes it to the people intended.
Give everything you have in excess and live a humble meager life for your ideals. You dont get to decide what others do with what they earn. YOU CAN
do so with what YOU earn.
You just dont get it do you? The system has been set up so that only a handful profit and everyone else goes to hell trying to make ends meet.
You peddle the opinion that someone has to lose so someone else can gain. Dont you understand we're talking about about people's lives here?
No, my immigrant father who came to the US with a few thousand dollars is a testament to that not being true. My family and I have lived and worked in
a low income Hispanic area (where my family first moved to) that had MANY success stories of hard working people making for themselves a wonderful
life from REALLY humble beginnings. It is a work in progress but they went form inner city ghettos to the suburbs in less than a generation. My family
So no. The ones who didnt take the trip with us over the bridge into the burbs had nice cars, phones, clothing, and other CRAP. They also tried to
scam the system as much as possible and settled for easy living. Well, I own my own business now. My life is easier. Dont look at me or my father and
think we had some magic crystal ball or evil masterminds handing us cash. WE WORK and DAMN HARD. We will make our kids do the same.
Maybe one day my great grand kids will own a fortune 500 company. (I hope not) but their legacy will be one of sacrifice. If they decide to be a scum
bags, they cant stain us. WE made it possible through sacrifice. Maybe we will go broke and start again. Who knows. I am not scared of that though. I
AM WILLING to work. What can not be taken from me are my two hands and my will.
There may be people who by no fault of their own are handed a crappy situation. BUT life is not perfect and while you´re living you can still do
something about it. Also we do need to reform all the world for its massive hemorrhaging of public money into private hands. That should not stop you
form earning a buck though.
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