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redistribution of wealth?
es, lets cut off the heads of the wealthy and distribute their cash among the poor! 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
es, through protest and education we can cause reforms that over time, will accomplish the goal through taxes and and overall shift in our financial ideology 33%  33%  [ 1 ]
nly in cases when it is voluntary or through the tax system we have today 67%  67%  [ 2 ]
ope, you have earned your money. Even taxes go too far these days! 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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PostPosted: 07 Dec 2011, 13:50 
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Hello guys and gals. Redistribution of wealth! Robin Hood was really into this, and so was vladmir Lenin as well as plenty of other crazy dudes.

But what I want to know is your opinion. Do you think that wealth should be redistributed? Those who say no would probably say that people earn money and this should be allowed to keep it. People who say yes would possibly say that the overall needs of the many outweigh that of those with the ambition to earn it.

An issue like this can become very complicated, depending on how deep one wants to dive into the philosophical foundation this concept is based upon. The extreme socialist may say that those who are more successful were lucky enough to be born with, or born into a situation in which ambition or desire would be established. Such an advantage should not make one more worthy of more cash, some would say, and that those unfortunate enough to be lazy should not have to suffer for their misfortune.

I don't know about all of that, but I would like to see some sort of balance. I don't think a single person in this country should make over two hundred thousand dollars a year. Two hundred grand is plenty to live on, much more than most, and all this means is that all the rest of the cash they would have made goes to a better cause than just filling the pockets of some fat cat.

I really don't see a point in wealth. Why is it necessary? Why do we allow people to hoard cash? Money is the life blood of this world. If I had a tumor that was sucking blood away from my brain, I would chop that sonova bitch off! I wouldn't hold it on a pedestal and say "look brain cells, this is what a successful blob of bio matter looks like! You need to shape up before this tumor bankrupts you!" Yet in our society, that is what we do. Money hoarding = success. Money hoarding, using legal means to throw out your metaphorical fishing nets to filter out as much cash from the economic circulation to put it into your own pocket, is seen in this country as the most honest and truthful way to get by.

Why is this? Does it have to be like this? What is holding us back from having an actual good and fair society besides reluctance itself?

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