Do the rich earn their income?

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  1. manifold
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    Considering all the hubbub over the "poor" not paying their fair share or earning their income.

    It begs a better question: Do the the rich earn their income?


    The rich are obviously working very hard to hide their incomes in order to pay as little federal income tax as possible.

    Then there are some rich who do not work and do nothing but receive payouts from their trust funds for a living. Do these rich "earn" their income?
     
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    a) Haven't we already had an extensive discussion of this?
    b) What the fuck is it your business?
     
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    Didn't we have this discussion already?

    If you save up $100, keel over and die and leave your money to your child YOU earned the money and then YOU gave YOUR money to your child. The money WAS earned. Why is that a hard thing to grasp.

    Who doesn't pay as little as they can in federal income taxes? Next time you hit the "donate button" on the IRS website and give more than you have to give let me know.

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    If you're talking entrepreneurs that create jobs then yes, if you're talking Politicians raping the treasury, no.
     
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    OK, we have one vote for no.

    Anybody else?
     
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    The entitlement class cannot grasp actually earning anything, because they never had to try.
     
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    Actually you have one vote for
    Shut the fuck up, bish.

    Actually more like 2 or 3 votes, reading the posts.
     
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    It is probably better that you not engage me in this discussion. You will learn nothing because it is clear from your original question and your response to him that you have no interest in discourse only rhetoric. Rhetoric is the weapon of the small mind and a symptom of a failed ideology.

    Mike
     
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    actually, the hubbub you refer to is about "those that are not poor need to pay their fair share"..

    and the response is "those that are not poor pay most of the taxes in the country"

    and the irony of it all is that those that are not poor rarely use welfare, food stamps, medicare, and other entitlements....but that is another story.

    But no one is saying the poor need to pay more taxes. What we are saying is come up with something more accxurate than "the non poor need to pay their fair share"

    And as for the topic at hand....exactly what business is it of ours to discuss whether the rich earn their money?
     
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    This is oooooooooold

    If you guys are truly green dig up the old topics with the exact same damn title.
     

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