We are now quite well off. Do you, Pete, propose that we be taxed for the benefit of those who didn’t want to be bothered? For those who give up and become crack heads? To those who drop out of school and have baby after baby, usually with a different father for each kid?
No man, I do not recommend we tax the well of more. In fact I think taxes should be equal across the board. I do not have the answer and I do not claim to have the answer, but I do recognize a disappearing middle class and an increasing generation gap in upward social mobility.
You wish to destroy those who work and produce, for the benefit of those who don’t…for the benefit of the human incompetent, the lazy, the shiftless, the ‘if-only’ ones. In the name of benevolence, you wish to sacrifice the honest and the just, to those who’re neither. This we call moral cannabalism.
When I was in college I worked as a night time loader at UPS, and a cook in a restaurant in the evenings and weekends; hence my username here. I could barely afford books, tuition, and clothing, let alone a vehicle to get me to my jobs and school.
To propose that the people I went to school with that had theiir tuition paid , a brand new car paid for, insurance for the car, taxes, clothes, party money, lodging, all paid for, worked harder than me, or even as hard, is simply not true.
In an extreme example Paris Hilton did nothing but be born, be a skank, and get drunk, and she is set for life. I fail to see how she worked hard for anything, ever.
I just don’t see blanketing the wealthy with “they are wealthy because they earned it,” and on the other side blanketing the poor with “they are poor because they are lazy and smoke crack.”
You guys are rough, but I guess I deserve it. Yet at the same time, I see you all beat up anyone differing with your view point, so I question whether your response would be so rough had I not posted crap in other threads. My guess is you would be just as harsh.
I had no intention to be harsh, only fair. I am pretty soft-hearted and try to give as much to those in need as I can. Trouble is, I grew up poor. I know most are not worth a fart in hell. When people you grew up with beg money from you to pay their gas bill and use your money for a drunken party,…well, you learn a few things.
God bless ya, Pete. Your heart’s in the right place, but most of the people you empathize with are simply human debris.