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Discussion in 'Religion and Ethics' started by AVG-JOE, May 30, 2012.

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    Wealth is not a finite pile of cash from which we all draw. Wealth can be created or destroyed. Differences in wealth mean little, especially when America's poor are considered rich in other nations. Great differences in wealth are the result of a free society. The alternative is everyone being equally poor, except of course for the central planners!

    I'll take freedom every time because I can set aside childish feelings of jealousy towards those with more wealth.
     
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    Freedonia. :lol:
     
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    No, dude... the concentration of wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer individuals in The USA is the result of paid for favoritism via a complicated pile of democrat inspired and republican perfected bullshit commonly referred to as US Tax Law.

    With a fair and simple tax code and a law requiring public budgets be balanced, the distribution of wealth graph would resemble a smooth bell curve, with most of the wealth in the hands of most of the people and plenty of capital in the hands of the majority of the most industrious.
     
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    Only in Utopia, Joe. There are people driven to excel, people satisfied to live as well as their parents and people who want to sit on their ass and let the producers pay their way.
    If you took all the wealth from the richest 100 people in the US and distributed it to the welfare class, in ten years, 90% of the formerly wealth would be wealthy again and 90% of the former welfare class would be back on the dole.
     
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    Which is why the Fair Tax Act would be the absolute best thing for the US. Not only would it be fair and would not tax anyone on the basic subsistance amounts, it would tax the incomes that are currently hidden from the IRS.
     
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    Do you believe that the US Tax Code collects revenue fairly?

    Remembering that, carried forward, the concentration of wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer individuals results in a King, is the concentration of wealth into the hands of fewer and fewer individuals something to be avoided, or pursued? As a society, I mean.

    Just because perfection is hard, doesn't mean it ain't worth pursuing.
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