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#8 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
Yes. That is a good understanding of politics. This "capitalist" country sure is winning! With its $80,000 (a college education could be had for that amount) diamond encrusted barbie doll for some uneducated entertainers baby daughter (Beyonce and JZ) and greedy CEOs and investors with their fleets of sports cars. Yeah. You are right. No one else needs that money. Just ignore all the problems that money could ******* fix, as long as a few people have their multi-million dollar mansion with 2 full size pools. THOSE people are really contributing to society!
User avatar #253 to #8 - superclamsquared (02/10/2013) [-]
Never mind the fact you singled out the ten percent of the one percent. Seriously, a lot of rich people donate much of their wealth to charity.
#79 to #8 - munchman (02/09/2013) [-]
Are you somehow implying that people lived better before capitalism? Go look up how much life expectancy, literacy, starvation and general quality of life has improved since we started using capitalist.
I live in Europe and here the taxes for the rich are simply outrageous. Rich people pay 60% of taxes, while poor people pay 25%. Thats ******** .
Anyway, get educated kiddo.
#69 to #8 - jrondeau **User deleted account** (02/09/2013) [-]

American citizens elevated unintelligent celebrities to their high status, not politicians.
#51 to #8 - ritzrules ONLINE (02/09/2013) [-]
yes. celebrities are overpaid. but if our society wants to promote a few uneducated bumbling fools to stardom because they like their voice or their acting skills, so be it. but when people (usually liberals) start talking about how ceo's and corporate executives get paid too much for their jobs, that's where i get a little miffed. i'm not ashamed to say that i'm a conservative. so is my father. who graduated with a bs in economics from the Naval Academy. who after serving his country, started taking executive-level work for a few companies. he earned his place in the world and worked damn hard to get where he is. we're not greedy people. we don't "steal" from this country. "tax the rich" sounds like a good idea, but that discourages people from taking high-paying jobs that require an education. everyone will settle for lower-salaried jobs and make less money because they don't want to pay more taxes. i've met the future of America. i'm still in high school (so what do i know, right?). i don't want my tax dollars to go to the kid who's smoking in the bathroom and trying to sell sleeping pills in the back of the class. but then several years down the road everyone sees him living under a bridge dressed in rags and they feel sympathetic for him.

by the way, a lot of the sponsorship for those liberal ideologies comes from the "greedy rich celebrity CEOs" that you hate so much.

stay in school, go to college, get a degree, make a ********* of money, and live comfortably.

also. before you ragequit about me being some greedy conservative, just know that i probably do just as much to help the poor as you do, if not more. i do volunteer community work. soup kitchens and **** . how about you?

tl;dr? rich conservatives shouldn't be taxed for working hard in school and being rewarded for their efforts.
User avatar #39 to #8 - GRANTTOZER (02/09/2013) [-]
I don't disagree that there are people out there who waste money that might have been put to better use but that doesn't mean they should have it taken from them. Taking a resource from someone just because you think they aren't using it like they should is hardly justification. And there are just as many people who 'need' the money that would waste it just as quickly as those you would take it from.
And yes, it is a generalization to assume poor people are poor of their own merit but so is saying all rich people parade around in 'their fleets of sports cars'. There's good and bad cases on both sides.
User avatar #31 to #8 - brettd (02/09/2013) [-]
Well you are perfectly free to go live in communist china whenever you like.
#19 to #8 - montybalboa (02/09/2013) [-]
Life isn't fair, get over it and use it to your advantage.

Capitalism is far from perfect, but it's proven to be the best we've got.
#15 to #8 - chazzxz (02/09/2013) [-]
#13 to #8 - longboarding (02/09/2013) [-]
We have quasi-capitalism because of all the bailouts that ruined the economy, along with the housing programs that caused the crisis. Still better than socialism, though.
#11 to #8 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
there's a difference between the multi million and billionaires who are part of the elite, and the upper class, there are taxes in france that take 50% of what you make if you're making more than 300 thousand a year, thats not fair
#14 to #11 - anon (02/09/2013) [-]
It's really down to what you want in life... whether you consider 150,000 less than enough to live happily on and giving the other 150,000 to making society and everyone's standard of living better as unfair, then maybe all your priorities in life need a little readjustment.
User avatar #300 to #14 - iaminfactawizard (02/10/2013) [-]
No. **** those poor people. I'll move to Venezuela.
User avatar #9 to #8 - luidias (02/09/2013) [-]
It's not fair to single out the rich idiots in the music industry. most wealthy people are wealthy for a reason, that being that they worked hard to earn what they have.
#26 to #9 - futtef (02/09/2013) [-]
This is Mu-Jong, he is a mining worker and works considerabry harder than anyone in the music industry ever did. In his job he risks his rife on a daily basis yet he's happy for every day he manages to afford some rice to feed his famiry.
User avatar #30 to #26 - luidias (02/09/2013) [-]
that's nice. his hard work doesn't discredit the hard work of those rich folks who earned their money honestly. he is not entitled to those people's money. If you think otherwise, feel free to go live in a communist country, where you can work as hard as you want and still only earn as much as your lazy neighbor who does nothing with his life.

Granted, morally, several rich people in this country shouldn't have the money they do (see Beyonce, Bieber, etc.). but the only reason those people have money is because the public throws money at them for doing stupid, worthless ******** . At the very least, they didn't scam anyone or earn their money dishonestly.
User avatar #37 to #30 - CrashingSea (02/09/2013) [-]
It's not to support the lazy people, it's to support those that work hard doing the **** jobs that are required to run life. My family's ALWAYS worked hard and yet we've struggled so much. There aren't nearly as many lazy people as those that exaggerate the truth make it seem to be. The majority of people that need that help ACTUALLY NEED that help.
User avatar #45 to #37 - luidias (02/09/2013) [-]
and there aren't as many rich snobs as everyone says, either. Both upper and lower classes have a lot of hard workers, sure, but both classes are constantly attacking the wrong people.

It's unfair to take hard-earned money from the upper class by saying that the lower class works harder than them, especially since the concept of hard work is COMPLETELY subjective.

mind you, I'm not saying that the upper class shouldn't pay taxes. I think the way taxes are right now is a small enough fraction to not affect life too much but still divert enough money to the government to keep things running properly.
User avatar #55 to #45 - CrashingSea (02/09/2013) [-]
It's hard to say really, I know that there's a certain amount of money that once you reach it it's just standing money and it's not doing anything, and I'm not trying to attack, I just get annoyed because EVERY argument I hear about economics and taxes calls those that need help lazy when it's just not the case... I've been hearing it since Obama got into office and it sickens me that people just loop those that abuse the system with those that actually do need a hand...
User avatar #56 to #55 - luidias (02/09/2013) [-]
again, there's irrational arguments on both sides. But I can understand why you're annoyed. Political arguments on the internet are just... frustrating.
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