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Originally posted by Wildbob77
I think that companies that outsource should face a huge tax penalty to the point that it would cost more then they could save.
Originally posted by Cyruay
We have the brains, the know-how, the technology and the feasibility to build entirely new civilizations.
...if the SHTF, would you give ten pounds of gold for a potato? Would I take it?
Originally posted by Adaluncatif
If the top 1% have 40% of the wealth I predict that the 99% will seize that wealth through force. America solves all its problems through violence. If I was in the 1% I would leave America while I can.
Originally posted by nomnom
As for the outsourcing of our jobs, well which ones? People like to talk about how the US has lost manufacturing jobs, but do you know to whom? Robots. We have had a steady increase in production in the US for decades. 1/3 of the jobs were lost to automation.
Originally posted by Wildbob77
reply to post by pslr2301
Whose fault is this?
Is it the fault of the system or is it choices the individual has made?
I would support a different kind of welfare that helped people to get jobs where they could actually contribute to society. I think that it would be better to pay for an education for the person that you describe, as long as it was in a field that had high demand for workers and it paid a good wage.
Also, your example is the one that is always used by people making these argument. Through no fault of her own, a woman with children is trapped in the system.
If you don't want to be poor, graduate from high school. Don't have children before you are married and have a good income. It's really pretty simple and it's not rigged against anyone.
The country’s three richest entrepreneurs drove much of those gains, continuing to add billions to their net worth, even as they give money away. Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Larry Ellison, who hold onto their respective spots at numbers 1, 2 and 3, were up $7 billion, $7 billion and $8 billion, respectively. Ellison’s $8 billion jump was the biggest dollar gain of anyone on the list this year. Pals Gates and Buffett are also the most generous people on the planet, having given $28 billion and $17.5 billion to date, respectively, including $1.5 billion that Buffett gave away since the last rich list
There has been much discussion of late about the widening gap between rich and poor and what role the wealthiest Americans should play in fixing society’s ills, and how much taxes they should pay.
This list on the surface will perhaps exacerbate these concerns, but a deeper analysis instills confidence that the American dream is still very much alive. Seventy percent of the Forbes 400 members are classified as self-made, as some might have borrowed money from in-laws or parents, or started businesses with spouses or other relatives, but nevertheless built these fortunes themselves.
Of the 20 newcomers who climbed into the ranks, only four inherited (including Steve Jobs’ widow, Laurene Powell Jobs, who is the richest newcomer with a net worth of $11 billion).
Each of these people’s success has a ripple effect.
Originally posted by Q33323
Eat the rich... Oh, I forgot. They're all skinny.
We're about to put the screw to the rest of the world when we bring manufacturing back to the grand old USA. But... You won't see many people working the "line." Just robot/AI techs.
edit on 4-3-2013 by Q33323 because: Extra x
Originally posted by tymothymichel
reply to post by bigwig22
I don't have a problem with folks keeping what they earned, but back in my day, we had this thing called "an honest profit" which meant you didn't scrape your customers for every last nickle...I don't see that anymore...some of these monkeys will burn the folks for every last cent. Greed is a sorry thing.