How long would the rich remain rich without the poor?

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  1. OohPooPahDoo
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    Imagine a rich guy.

    He owns a mansion on a huge plot.

    Everyday he wakes up, goes to work, works 15 hours, comes home, eats, goes to sleep. He works very hard. Makes a ton of money.


    One day all the poor and lower middle class disappear.

    All of a sudden our rich man has to
    ...clean his own house
    ...cut his own grass
    ...cook his own food
    ...change his own oil
    ...replace his own alternator
    ...repair his own broken window
    ...shovel his own snow
    ...iron his own clothes
    ...wash his own laundry


    In short - do a lot of the things that ordinary people have to do on their own - except he has to do it much more because he's got a much bigger house - leaving less
    time for him to do the job that makes him wealthy. In fact - with a home 5-10 X bigger than most Americans, its doubtful he'll have any time left over for work at all.

    So what happens? Does his sacrifice time at work? Does his downsize his mansion to a more manageable living area? Or does he just let everything go to shit?

    Any ideas?
     
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    How long would the poor last if the middle class and the rich where not paying for there rent,food,cars,cell phones and internet?
     
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    WTF? A "What if" thread in the Politics Forum?
     
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    Depending on what is job was, with all the poor and lower middle classes gone.
    He may have a lot of spare time. So the 15 hours of work may not be necessary anymore.
     
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    Compared to the rich man?

    Who do you think would last longer - a plantation owner whose slaves disappeared - or slaves whose plantation owner disappeared? Why is it you think a rich guy has to own the land before it gets tilled? Is there something about the owner being wealthy that makes the land more fertile?
     
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    LOL

    Every OP thread is about his trying to get his hand into someone elses pocket.
     
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    Oh, right, if the poor and middle class disappeared, I guess the wealthy would just sit around and do nothing while magical fairies plowed the fields.
     
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    Thurston Howell III
     
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    How long would the US government be able to Provide Social Benefits to the Poor with out the Rich paying 80% of all Federal Taxes?
     
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    Where is this plantation with slaves at?
     

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