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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-25-12 04:18 PM
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"There's nothing wrong with making money in America..."


Unless of course...

You become wealthy by making other people poor. You become wealthy by cutting jobs and moving them overseas. Or you become wealthy by hiding your money in foreign accounts so that you do not have to pay the same taxes as other Americans.

If that is the case, then there is something wrong with making money in America. Does anyone wonder why Mitt Romney gets so defensive on this subject matter?

For those that say there is nothing wrong with becoming wealthy, it depends on how you become wealthy.

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Leopolds Ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-25-12 04:23 PM
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1. Agreed.
Edited on Wed Apr-25-12 04:24 PM by Leopolds Ghost
Well, more or less. I'm not a big fan of the profit above all else mentality that has always gripped Americans and their British ancestors.
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-25-12 07:41 PM
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2. Not at all...unless you are a BIG BAILED OUT BANK..or Employee of Such.....
Nothing there at all... It's GOLDEN FOR YOU...since "You" were BAILED OUT TO GO OFF AND CRIMINALIZE ...ONCE AGAIN!

GOOD FOR 'YA...REPUGS SAY... "GOOD FOR 'Ya" DEMOCRATS SAY...but...You WILL HAVE TO PAY as TAXPAYERS...so EAT IT UP....SUCK IT UP and be GLAD you have a DEM PRESIDENT IN THE WHITE HOUSE!

IT COULD HAVE BEEN WORSE! MUCH WORSE!
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-26-12 04:52 AM
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3. Agree, Kentuck. Nothing wrong with becoming rich in the U.S. if you became that way fairly
Edited on Thu Apr-26-12 05:00 AM by No Elephants
and use your money well.


Contrary to popular belief, the Bible does not say money is the root of all evil.

It says that the love of money is the root of all evil.

And whether or not you believe in God, I think we all can agree that is an important distinction.

Robert Kennedy was a wealthy man. So was FDR. And FDR's wife, truly his better half, IMO, was also a member of American aristocracy.

I'd take any one of them in a heartbeat over many who were raised poor as church mice.

However, almost no one in the U.S. made their money fairly because, since colonial days, the laws have always favored the wealthy. And the nature of their activities is such that they use up more taxpayer and natural resources than anyone else, most often without paying a fair price for that.

Where would even someone like Thomas Edison (I am in awe of him) be without the patent protection of the U.S. Patent Office and the federal courts, for which ALL of us pay and from which only inventors benefit? (And yet, as most of us did not know until recently, he stole the intellectual property of another.)

Where would the descendants of John D. and William Rockefeller be if the trusts their ancestors set up had not been tax exempt?

And so on.

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