“At a certain point, you’ve made enough money”

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    This is why I can’t take Liberals seriously in their convictions. They wag their finger at the Middle Class to not make too much money. Here’s Obama and his Family living in an $8M DC home and going on a high-end European vacation yet as President, was telling US that we should not be making too much money. Pelosi says the same thing and even quotes MLK but tells a reporter to not ask her about her own $100M wealth.

    Why is it justified, in the eyes of liberals, for liberal elite politicians to make millions yet not anyone else?
     
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    Because they know better than you how to spend such wealth.

    So they say.
     
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    I think more the point, Liberals feel entitled to wealth. They demonize it so they can control it. That’s the appeal of Socialism. A true 1 percent locked into the wealth and power while the rest of the masses “make enough money”.
     
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    They call this a strawman. Find me one liberal that says that no one but politicians is allowed to make millions?
    At most what you will find is that some liberal politicians want millionaires to pay a higher percentage of their income in taxes. That's a far cry of saying they should not be millionaires. Let me ask you this. Since you are obviously a conservative. If you are so against Socialism and I presume are for fiscal responsibility, why is it that you have no problems BORROWING money to GIVE tax breaks to people who already ARE millionaires?
     
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    Hmmm, let's see. Doubling tax rates on "millionaires", as AOC wants to do, would certainly make it more difficult to become or stay a millionaire. Not to mention most of those millionaires would be moving to another country, just as businesses did to avoid taxes.
     
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    I don't think anyone is accusing the middle class of making too much money.

    Where did you get such an idea?
     
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    And this is why cons are deranged.


    Liberals do NOT demonize wealth.

    We are NOT communist socialists who thinks everyone should be paid the same.

    We believe in capitalism....slightly FETTERED capitalism.

    We have no problem with some people earning (being paid) more than others. We just think that SOME people have TOO MUCH of the happy cabbage while OTHER PEOPLE don't have enough.

    so instead of a system with EXTREME WEALTH and EXTREME POVERTY we would like to adjust the system such that we still have very wealthy people but NOBODY lives in poverty.

    It would seem to me that if even the lowest paid worker earned enough to pay his rent, buy food, keep his kids in clean clothes and get a decent education that the whole country would be better off.
     
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    Who’s the straw man? Tax breaks to people who are already millionaires who are already paying for a tax bill that liberals refuse to cut..., hence your term “borrow”.
     
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    You lost your argument at “Extreme Poverty” The welfare state in the US makes it almost impossible to have extreme poverty. You will never achieve “Zero” Poverty and it’s not the wealthy man’s fault.
     
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    We like jobs not welfare checks, simple No?


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