Do I have a right to succeed in America?

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    Seeing how redistribution of wealth has become such a popular belief in the American left, I had to ask the question: Do I, or a company, have the right to succeed? Seriously. If we follow all the laws in our civil and criminal courts, and still find a way within the law to earn more and live a better lifestyle than average......do leftists believe I even have a right to that success? They seem to want to take it away from me to distribute amongst those I beat out on the way up, legally.

    So, lefties, I ask you, how much success am I entitled to, or do I have the right to have, before it is "obscene profits" and to be taken by force from me for redistribution? Can I just write you a check? What percentage of my income is justified for me to keep, and what percentage am I morally obligated to hand over for government redistribution?

    Just wondering if they believe I actually have the right to succeed. I mean their savior King Obama told Joe the Plumber it's better for everyone if his hard earned success was taken and shared amongst those who Joe beat out on the way to success. If so, why even bother trying? Just watch others succeed.......then wait for the government to take it from them and share it with all.
     
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    "The Constitution only guarantees the American people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself."
     
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    not much to reply to. straw men are so passe

    you do have the right to look and sound like a fool. and you have done so, and I salute you for exercising your freedoms :clap2:
     
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    I really don't know...maybe you should ask the 10% of the population that controls 90% of the nations wealth.

    They do not seem to be having too much of a problem
     
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    I think the redistribution of wealth worked really well. The Bush/Republican so called "tax cuts" moved more than 52% of 2.5 TRILLION dollars from the middle class to the top 5% creating the largest redistribution of wealth in history. It's the way the Republicans show their love for the American middle class.
     
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    No. no one lets you.
     
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    On what planet does letting people keep what they earn remove 2.5 Trillion dollars from the middle class? Where did you learn math?
     
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    Just turn over your bank routing and account numbers to the IRS they will let you know how much is left when they are finished with it.
     
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    Your taxes are lower than ever, genius.
     
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    I thought you asking if you have the right to depart from the union or no longer be subject to the authority of the government not about whether or not you have the right to personal success.
     

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