When Have You Made Enough Money?

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Should there be a cap on how much any person or entity should be allowed to earn?

  1. Yes. There should be a limit on earnings.

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  2. No. There should be no limit on earnings.

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  3. It depends. I'll explain in my post.

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  1. Foxfyre
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    Foxfyre Eternal optimist Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Thesis: Whether the government should determine if an individual or a corporation or any other entity has made enough money.

    So what do you think? Should there be a limit on how much money somebody is allowed to make? If so, what should that limit be? If not, why?
     
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    NO limits!

    that would be LIBERALISM!
    (or communism or socialism)

    It is my conservative capitalistic constitutional right to own EVERYTHING!

    ALL the property in America!
    ALL the money in America!

    I want it ALL!

    and anyone who tries to deny me my right to OWN EVERYTHING (and force everyone else to eat of MY garbage cans!) is an America hating god hating facist nazi communistic socialistic scumbag!

    a poem;


    when I am grown to mans estate
    I shall be very proud and great
    and tell the other girls and boys
    not to meddle with my toys

    all the country I shall own
    every man in every town
    every judge and every cop
    till I own the world I'll never stop

    every planet and every sun
    must be mine!...every one!
    and every person great and small
    will bow to me and do my all

    servants, slaves, maids and pages
    will work for me for meager wages
    my wishes will be their only duty
    the universe will be my booty
     
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    It's too bad rikules had to immediately shit on this thread.

    When very wealthy people spout off about "at some point you've earned enough", it's very certain they are not referring to themselves. Such ideology always results in damage to the productive working and middle classes.
     
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    No Limits from a government regulation standpoint. Doesn't mean mega income should not be taxed at higher levels

    From a personal ethical standpoint you could look at Warren Buffet and Bill Gates who have established their own limits on what they should earn and are donating Billions to charity
     
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    That's fine if an individual decides he has made enough. Freedom - it's a wonderful thing.
     
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    No limits.

    I think, probably, rich people aren't really that evil.

    Isn't our top income bracket the most charitable compared to other developed nations? For the most part I think people recognize when they and their kids and their grandkids will be able to live very comfortably for a long time, so they get into philanthropy by their own will, which is good.
     
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    Millions of individuals deciding how to allocate their own income and wealth are going to do a better job than 535 people in Washington DC.
     
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    I actually really doubt that Rockefeller did what he did for the money after a certain point, anyway. I don't think you get to be that wealthy if it's strictly about the money to you. I think people like that get to where they do because it's about the excitement, the challenge, the finding new worlds to conquer and new ways to conquer it. Money at some point just becomes a way of keeping score, of tracking success or failure.

    I also think that's the REAL reason that wealthy people like Bill Gates (and Rockefeller himself) give so much to charity: not because it's "unethical" to be that wealthy and successful (a fascinating, funny little fairy tale invented by people who will never be in that position), but because the money isn't really the point to them.
     
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    Should it be taxed at higher levels or should they pay more money in taxes?
     
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    When you feel that you have an inner passion for your work, and the earnings makes it possible to do whatever you want to do / explore on your spare time! (even when you have money you'd have to have a passion for something)
     

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