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Why Not Redistribute Wealth?

 
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Wonder what's worse, greed or covetousness?
Which best exemplifies op?
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Wonder what's worse, greed or covetousness?
Which best exemplifies op?
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They're both sides of the same coin.
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I was approaching six figures back in 2007. Started a business with $400 in 1998 and built it up over the years. Then 2008 hit and my income was cut by about 60%. Four kids, mortgage, car payment. Been living hand-to-mouth for nearly three years now.

BUT, if I had several billions I would secure the basics for me and my family, set up to be self-sufficient, and teach people to fish. I, and surely no one does, don't need billions to live a high-quality life.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward


You just have too much stuff, give it all away to the poor, you will have improved the vibe, trust that someone just like you will save you.
Are you jesus come again, exhorting us all to christian charity?
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good question OP

give me an example where this has worked out, ok
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It's never been tried.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


I'm glad your into sharing everything, I hope you have some fine mature female children and I hope your old lady isnt all bagged out and fugly, cause I'm feeling extra randy, and I never bothered to have gotten any of my own.
Wash them and send them to me
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


That type of thinking is a big part of the problem
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I was approaching six figures back in 2007. Started a business with $400 in 1998 and built it up over the years. Then 2008 hit and my income was cut by about 60%. Four kids, mortgage, car payment. Been living hand-to-mouth for nearly three years now.

BUT, if I had several billions I would secure the basics for me and my family, set up to be self-sufficient, and teach people to fish. I, and surely no one does, don't need billions to live a high-quality life.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward


You just have too much stuff, give it all away to the poor, you will have improved the vibe, trust that someone just like you will save you.
Are you jesus come again, exhorting us all to christian charity?
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Not Jesus, no. But Christian charity is not a bad thing.
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good question OP

give me an example where this has worked out, ok
 Quoting: Mr. Predictor


It's never been tried.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


I'm glad your into sharing everything, I hope you have some fine mature female children and I hope your old lady isnt all bagged out and fugly, cause I'm feeling extra randy, and I never bothered to have gotten any of my own.
Wash them and send them to me
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


That type of thinking is a big part of the problem
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


YOU said 'share', and I'm providing the need, so, I'll be home all weekend, and send along some beers with them, I'm out and dont want to go out.
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I was approaching six figures back in 2007. Started a business with $400 in 1998 and built it up over the years. Then 2008 hit and my income was cut by about 60%. Four kids, mortgage, car payment. Been living hand-to-mouth for nearly three years now.

BUT, if I had several billions I would secure the basics for me and my family, set up to be self-sufficient, and teach people to fish. I, and surely no one does, don't need billions to live a high-quality life.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward


You just have too much stuff, give it all away to the poor, you will have improved the vibe, trust that someone just like you will save you.
Are you jesus come again, exhorting us all to christian charity?
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Not Jesus, no. But Christian charity is not a bad thing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


NO no no, seperation of church and state, CHristian charity was never delegated to the state for manditory collection.
How many poor did you voluntarily support when you were flush, hmmm?
I bet not enough to keep even one stupid white girl in crack for a week.
Yo9u want cash because youre a loser now?
Take it like a man, youre to blame, not some stranger whose success you covet
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It's never been tried.
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I'm glad your into sharing everything, I hope you have some fine mature female children and I hope your old lady isnt all bagged out and fugly, cause I'm feeling extra randy, and I never bothered to have gotten any of my own.
Wash them and send them to me
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


That type of thinking is a big part of the problem
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


YOU said 'share', and I'm providing the need, so, I'll be home all weekend, and send along some beers with them, I'm out and dont want to go out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


Like I said . . .

Selfish thinking, part of the problem.
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I was approaching six figures back in 2007. Started a business with $400 in 1998 and built it up over the years. Then 2008 hit and my income was cut by about 60%. Four kids, mortgage, car payment. Been living hand-to-mouth for nearly three years now.

BUT, if I had several billions I would secure the basics for me and my family, set up to be self-sufficient, and teach people to fish. I, and surely no one does, don't need billions to live a high-quality life.
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The problem will always be theft. redistribution is done through dishonest measures, namely lack of legal stand, to the property of others. Start by proving legal standing.
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I'm glad your into sharing everything, I hope you have some fine mature female children and I hope your old lady isnt all bagged out and fugly, cause I'm feeling extra randy, and I never bothered to have gotten any of my own.
Wash them and send them to me
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


That type of thinking is a big part of the problem
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


YOU said 'share', and I'm providing the need, so, I'll be home all weekend, and send along some beers with them, I'm out and dont want to go out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


Like I said . . .

Selfish thinking, part of the problem.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Glaringly apparent, that it's all about you I mean, Lucky you , chosen to be the universal charity recipient.
What makes you so special?
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Yeah redistributing wealth from the middle class to millionaires that has happened in the US in the last 40 years worked out great!

socialize losses privatize profits....
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You just have too much stuff, give it all away to the poor, you will have improved the vibe, trust that someone just like you will save you.
Are you jesus come again, exhorting us all to christian charity?
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Not Jesus, no. But Christian charity is not a bad thing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


NO no no, seperation of church and state, CHristian charity was never delegated to the state for manditory collection.
How many poor did you voluntarily support when you were flush, hmmm?
I bet not enough to keep even one stupid white girl in crack for a week.
Yo9u want cash because youre a loser now?
Take it like a man, youre to blame, not some stranger whose success you covet
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


I'm looking at the big picture, trying to provoke discussion. Fact is, the world is a mess because of a century of greed-driven capitalism out-of-control. It's a foregone conclusion that the current system is in the process of imploding in collapse. We will pass through a period of economic depression through which many will not survive. I'm trying to figure out what the next economy might look like when it's rebuilt using this present economy as an example of what NOT to do.

I'm not a loser. I work as hard as I always did. It's just that I'm stuck in a system that isn't working for 98% of us.

Any positive, creative, out-of-the-box ideas to contribute?
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Like I said . . .

Selfish thinking, part of the problem.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing

So, to you, fomenting covetousness, envy and jealousy aren't part of the problem?
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Not Jesus, no. But Christian charity is not a bad thing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


NO no no, seperation of church and state, CHristian charity was never delegated to the state for manditory collection.
How many poor did you voluntarily support when you were flush, hmmm?
I bet not enough to keep even one stupid white girl in crack for a week.
Yo9u want cash because youre a loser now?
Take it like a man, youre to blame, not some stranger whose success you covet
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


I'm looking at the big picture, trying to provoke discussion. Fact is, the world is a mess because of a century of greed-driven capitalism out-of-control. It's a foregone conclusion that the current system is in the process of imploding in collapse. We will pass through a period of economic depression through which many will not survive. I'm trying to figure out what the next economy might look like when it's rebuilt using this present economy as an example of what NOT to do.

I'm not a loser. I work as hard as I always did. It's just that I'm stuck in a system that isn't working for 98% of us.

Any positive, creative, out-of-the-box ideas to contribute?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


Prove legal standing to the property of others.
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...because the problem with socialism is that you always run out of other people's money to spend.
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Like I said . . .

Selfish thinking, part of the problem.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing

So, to you, fomenting covetousness, envy and jealousy aren't part of the problem?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 440403


Who said anything about fomenting covetousness, envy, and jealousy? Those are products of a low-functioning being.
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This is why socialism is a constitutional failure, lack of proof of legal standing to the property of other people.
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yeah we should start with Bill Cosby's and Oprah's.. then move on to all the rappers, they surely don't need all that money..
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cuz they're black right? right?
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How would you even begin to implement something like that? Who would be in charge of the redistribution? It's a total fairy tale.
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We could start by separating church and state (already done) AND separating corporations and state. Get corporations and their influence OUT of government, make monetary lobbying illegal, vote out all those on the take, and vote in only people who have the greater interests of society in mind.

Figure out an optimum income level for comfortability, and tax all income over that figure at 90%. That's pretty much how it was back during the Eisenhower administration. Reenact Glass-Steagle and shift the risk from financial gambling from the public to the gamblers. Use that 90% tax to ensure that everyone has a reasonable standard of living through earned income credits, and free education. Eliminate interest on loans, and abolish central banks.

For starters.
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the elite will never allow this to happen, they are in the process of creating only two classes, the wealthy and everyone else and as you can see from the responses on here, they have the sheeple convinced this is exactly the way it should be...teenagers with $100,000 cars, 20 year olds spending millions on a wedding yet most folks on glp will tell you these people are simply smarter and harder working than you or else how could they be wealthy? the right wingers love the economic status quo and if you don't then you are a no good liberal commie pinko.
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Like I said . . .

Selfish thinking, part of the problem.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing

So, to you, fomenting covetousness, envy and jealousy aren't part of the problem?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 440403


Who said anything about fomenting covetousness, envy, and jealousy? Those are products of a low-functioning being.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Then why are they the very and only basis of your suggestion?
Nobody works for free, not even you. There is nuthin left to discuss.
I feel sorry for you , you have no apparent insight into things, you assume others should toil for your needs, and that is the very essence of slavery. You dont like the realities of life, and you want the world to bend over for you.
Heaven only knows what moral cancers you've taught your children
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yeah we should start with Bill Cosby's and Oprah's.. then move on to all the rappers, they surely don't need all that money..
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cuz they're black right? right?
 Quoting: Z of Tejas


you sayin that Cuz you believe filthy rich black people should be exempted?
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yeah we should start with Bill Cosby's and Oprah's.. then move on to all the rappers, they surely don't need all that money..
 Quoting: ceawaves


cuz they're black right? right?
 Quoting: Z of Tejas

Yes; More pigmentation they have, the more they must share the wealth, due to having the largest genitals. IT's the only right thing to do.
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Like I said . . .

Selfish thinking, part of the problem.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing

So, to you, fomenting covetousness, envy and jealousy aren't part of the problem?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 440403


Who said anything about fomenting covetousness, envy, and jealousy? Those are products of a low-functioning being.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Then why are they the very and only basis of your suggestion?
Nobody works for free, not even you. There is nuthin left to discuss.
I feel sorry for you , you have no apparent insight into things, you assume others should toil for your needs, and that is the very essence of slavery. You dont like the realities of life, and you want the world to bend over for you.
Heaven only knows what moral cancers you've taught your children
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


Man, you are lost in your presumptuousness and completely missing the point of this thread. According to your thinking, this economic system is the pinnacle of human achievement and can never be improved upon. Everything in the world is just fine, right?
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So, to you, fomenting covetousness, envy and jealousy aren't part of the problem?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 440403


Who said anything about fomenting covetousness, envy, and jealousy? Those are products of a low-functioning being.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Then why are they the very and only basis of your suggestion?
Nobody works for free, not even you. There is nuthin left to discuss.
I feel sorry for you , you have no apparent insight into things, you assume others should toil for your needs, and that is the very essence of slavery. You dont like the realities of life, and you want the world to bend over for you.
Heaven only knows what moral cancers you've taught your children
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


Man, you are lost in your presumptuousness and completely missing the point of this thread. According to your thinking, this economic system is the pinnacle of human achievement and can never be improved upon. Everything in the world is just fine, right?
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Morally environmentally, evolutionarily etc SELF SUFFICIENCY is the standard of a stable and equitable social paradigm, all other pursuits of how to steal from others allow for covetous idjits some rational for assuming that others more capable of success should be stripped of their labours.
I pity the spouses and offspring of your spawn, whos sense of entitlement will destroy anything and anyone they touch.
Here's a clue:
You made your bed, now lay in it and stfu about you you you you you you you, you have no more right to judge my or anyone elses life than I or anyone else, yours, yet I dont demand your forced donation of time of property while you by creation of a universal charity apparatus want a piece of everyone and whine like a bitch you dont have enough. There is MUCH much more to equality than distrigution of mere money, I'd like your health and your youth and likely your old lady, but you wouldnt or couldnt give that up, so we'd remain unequal, but you'd still want the money and leave self satisfied. Even on the internet, where lies and exaggeration are the standard, you dont offer a single solitary or believable charitable act of your own,(because you dont have the guts to even lie about it to save face) yet accuse others of not doing enough to help you by extention.
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I'm glad your into sharing everything, I hope you have some fine mature female children and I hope your old lady isnt all bagged out and fugly, cause I'm feeling extra randy, and I never bothered to have gotten any of my own.
Wash them and send them to me
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


That type of thinking is a big part of the problem
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


YOU said 'share', and I'm providing the need, so, I'll be home all weekend, and send along some beers with them, I'm out and dont want to go out.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


Like I said . . .

Selfish thinking, part of the problem.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Hence why it will NEVER work.
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Commies Suck.
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It's not yours to give..

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Who said anything about fomenting covetousness, envy, and jealousy? Those are products of a low-functioning being.
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Then why are they the very and only basis of your suggestion?
Nobody works for free, not even you. There is nuthin left to discuss.
I feel sorry for you , you have no apparent insight into things, you assume others should toil for your needs, and that is the very essence of slavery. You dont like the realities of life, and you want the world to bend over for you.
Heaven only knows what moral cancers you've taught your children
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


Man, you are lost in your presumptuousness and completely missing the point of this thread. According to your thinking, this economic system is the pinnacle of human achievement and can never be improved upon. Everything in the world is just fine, right?
 Quoting: TheTymeBeing


Morally environmentally, evolutionarily etc SELF SUFFICIENCY is the standard of a stable and equitable social paradigm, all other pursuits of how to steal from others allow for covetous idjits some rational for assuming that others more capable of success should be stripped of their labours.
I pity the spouses and offspring of your spawn, whos sense of entitlement will destroy anything and anyone they touch.
Here's a clue:
You made your bed, now lay in it and stfu about you you you you you you you, you have no more right to judge my or anyone elses life than I or anyone else, yours, yet I dont demand your forced donation of time of property while you by creation of a universal charity apparatus want a piece of everyone and whine like a bitch you dont have enough. There is MUCH much more to equality than distrigution of mere money, I'd like your health and your youth and likely your old lady, but you wouldnt or couldnt give that up, so we'd remain unequal, but you'd still want the money and leave self satisfied. Even on the internet, where lies and exaggeration are the standard, you dont offer a single solitary or believable charitable act of your own,(because you dont have the guts to even lie about it to save face) yet accuse others of not doing enough to help you by extention.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1310640


LOL, I can see the intent of this discussion must be waaay over your head, so you revert to ad hominem. And that you must believe the world and economy is just fine the way it is, can never be improved upon, and you don't mind having financial elite overlords controlling your economic life.

But I DO completely agree about your self-sufficiency paradigm, and that is exactly what I am advocating. The problem is not in being jealous or envious of the uber-rich, or in being lazy. The problem is a matter of barriers to entry, and the lack of equal opportunity in this present economy.

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Commies Suck.
 Quoting: SnakeAirlines


Yes they do, suck everything they can, suck the life out of anyone else, for their own good, because they 'need', and others 'have'.

Thieves are theives and they will come up with all manner of rationalizations why they should not be stopped thieving and preying on the work and lives of others





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