So if I'm Ghetto Joe and don't know any better and you cut me a check for a million dollars and I cash it in at the "Checks Cashed Here" place and blow it all on bull# like a Hummer with 26 inch rims, a diamond filled grill fors ma'tooths and clubbing are you going to redistribute it again to make up for my broke-again lifestyle? After a grace-period maybe?
Sure there are some unfortunate souls in poverty through no fault of their own. There are also plenty who are there through no fault but their own.
So for those people whom this windfall will be temporary will you just want to do this all again in a few years? Are we going to start cutting regular checks from the wealthy to the poor directly?
If so, where do I sign up?
reply to post by ketsuko
At what point is too much alcohol deemed alcoholic? At what point is any excess deemed too excessive? I suppose you have to have a good head on your shoulders and a solid understanding of right and wrong and the betterment of mankind to answer those questions.
I think 1% is an easy one to identify.
How to redistribute is the question-- but we should all be in agreement that it needs to be done. The solution needs to be one that benefits society as a whole.
Raising minimum wage is just one tiny political step. But the support should be in finding ways to pull more money from the wealthy, while EDUCATING THE WORLD on the dangers of greed. We should identify greed as an addiction or mental illness and not applaud it but ask "What's wrong with you? Why are you holding onto this all for yourself? Did you rise to such heights all for yourself?" This is a mental problem. It's extremely dangerous.
Classifying greed as a serious mental illness or addiction is another important step I feel. And every religious person should be onboard with that. I would say anyone who is stockpiling cash in mass amounts living in extravagant excess, and not putting the majority of their winnings back into the system for the betterment of mankind should have to face their problem.
Greed is the pursuit of self. The pursuit of self is the opposite direction we should be going. It's no wonder that the party that most pursues greed also has a tendency of blaming poor and unfortunate people for costing too much money. They wants the precious for themselves!
This is why I say there needs to be an education of greed. In the same way we can recognize other illnesses, other diseases, or addictions... Clearly, anyone with a million dollars is susceptible.
How much is too much. How much is not enough?
You think Ghetto Joe's Hummer and diamond teeth are any worse than hookers and blow and using money to buy laws that pillar your own greed?
reply to post by spiritualzombie
Yeah! Right on!
You grab the pitchforks, I'll get the torches!
What do we do after we take all the rich people's money?
Do we kill them?
Toss them in jail?
Make them poor and hungry?
Let's take everything from everyone that has more! Then WE'LL be the ones that have more!
Then no-one better take it from us, right?
'Cause then we'll be the 1% and we EARNED it by taking it from those who earned-. . . . oh.
Um, never mind. . . . . .