- Sep 15, 2014
. Yep, it certainly is a big world out there and I am well aware of that. And you don’t know where I came from just as I don’t know a whole lot about you. I did come from nothing but fortunately was able to make something of myself. And yes i know a lot as I’ve been on the bottom and was able to educate myself and paid for my own education by working several jobs to do so. So, since we will never agree, I’ll exit this conversation as I don’t wish to argue and become bitter to make my point. Not worth it to me. Since I’ve been on both ends as far as having nothing and now something I certainly have a valid opinion. Most millionaires I know have worked quite hard to rise to that level. I never referred to you as being lazy and I’m sure you are a hard working person however we differ in opinions. I wish you well and have no animosity. As Kenny always says, people vary. I broke my own personal rule by choosing to participate in these round and round political conversationsUnfortunately the written word comes across differently than the verbal.
Do you think I sat around and ate bonbons? do you think I come from a long line of lazy slugs? Well I don't. I come from hard workers.
Do you think I"m not wealthy? why would you think that?
What is the income of the top 1%? Well I'll tell you! The average income in the top 1% is 1.32million a year.
For the individual income tax, effective tax rates — measured as federal income tax divided by adjusted gross income (AGI) —have fallen significantly over the...www.taxpolicycenter.org
I want the rich to pay more, and I don't mind paying more, but I am not in the top 1%.. I pay my fair share and percentage wise I probably pay more than someone in the top.001%..
I don't care about inherited wealth per se but I would limit it to 5million, inherited wealth helps ensure eventual lazy descendents, of course the uber rich do marry each other often (Nicky Hilton say).
I plan on leaving my kids some money, but you now what my kids say? They say, don't worry you gave us a lot in life spend your money. So I'm very proud of them. They aren't some sycophants who live on the past dime of hard workers before them.
You do know Harvard is elitist? I think Harvard should be free. How many kids get into Harvard because of 'legacy'? Jeez we have people going to jail because they paid for their kids to get in. yes they are probably 'nouveau riche' and can't get in on legacy you think that is fair? Do you think that just because a kid get's 700 on SATs that they are brainy? I know someone two guys who had perfect SATs and neither one is in the top 1% or for that matter in the top 8%..
Do I think Bernie will produce jobs? probably, certainly in renewable energy.
You don't understand where I'm coming from? Have you read about people who come from nothing and their journey to try and make it, even with hard work?
Do you know how many really rich people invest in jobs? Well most companies used their Trump bump to do stock buy backs to inflate their stock price.
Wonder where all the capital expenditure went with the Trump bump?
Trump did not create jobs with tax cuts.
Tax cuts do create jobs, but the results vary. They depend on the type of tax cut and the recipient. Some other policies are better than any tax cut.www.thebalance.com
I believe that we had a huge recession and Obama started the way out of it and Trump has used supply side econ to create a false sense of euphoria, one of the reasons why I think this is because the debt is BIGGLY and HUGE.. What's the use of 'job creation' if it really only means that we, as a country, are going into deeper and deeper.
I don't abhor the uber rich, but I do find them lacking in compassion and interest in lower class and the plight of the regular Joe (of which I am not one btw).
There's a big world out there Queenie.