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......like the two people taking a joy ride to the moon on that 2018 SpaceX mission, for example.

I'm not a commie and I don't want those people to "redistribute their wealth" or whatever but I STILL get put off by the staggering gold mounts of the 1%.

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Generally indifferent, though I occasionally wonder how long and how they managed to save up so much. In particular, I like learning the histories of "old money," both the successes and mishaps throughout hundreds of years. I don't really envy the wealth, though. Far too much for my taste.
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Generally indifferent, though I occasionally wonder how long and how they managed to save up so much. In particular, I like learning the histories of "old money," both the successes and mishaps throughout hundreds of years. I don't really envy the wealth, though. Far too much for my taste.


I don't envy PewDiePie either but shit, 15mil a year on youboob.
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I do not really think of them at all.
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I think they should be generous.
I think they should be taxed more based on their income and total wealth.
I think they worked hard and deserve to be above the rest but i still think they should reimburse into society otherwise i see them as selfish pricks

i'm not a communist either but i feel they shouldn't be allowed to just get more and more wealth without being taxed more based on their income.
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As far as the rich and taxing goes; I'm not a fan of tax brackets to be honest. But the fact remains that billionaires would simply relocate if they are taxed too high and then we don't get their income at all in society. I think though that perhaps taxing based on incomes until around 300,000 dollars a year and than reversing the trend inwards afterwards to emulate the trend upwards on the lower half of the income graph would be a better solution.

Regardless, rich people are good and they are bad. Like anywhere really.
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I do not really think of them at all.


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I'm envious. When will my sugar daddy come sweep me off my feet.
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gornotck wrote:

I do not really think of them at all.




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Both extremes of wealth are the economy's failures.
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mxdan wrote:

As far as the rich and taxing goes; I'm not a fan of tax brackets to be honest. But the fact remains that billionaires would simply relocate if they are taxed too high and then we don't get their income at all in society. I think though that perhaps taxing based on incomes until around 300,000 dollars a year and than reversing the trend inwards afterwards to emulate the trend upwards on the lower half of the income graph would be a better solution.

Regardless, rich people are good and they are bad. Like anywhere really.


sadly tax brackets are neccesary for things like free healthcare and making sure everyone gets a fair go those who are poor and those who are rich.

they would relocate which is also a problem.

IMHO Poor people should get taxed less rich people taxed more and those who are average taxed normally but that's my opinion.

But on topic i pretty much think they should be dealt with the fact that someone can be 1% in this society shows capitalism has big flaws.
Posted 2/28/17 , edited 2/28/17

mxdan wrote:

As far as the rich and taxing goes; I'm not a fan of tax brackets to be honest. But the fact remains that billionaires would simply relocate if they are taxed too high and then we don't get their income at all in society. I think though that perhaps taxing based on incomes until around 300,000 dollars a year and than reversing the trend inwards afterwards to emulate the trend upwards on the lower half of the income graph would be a better solution.

Regardless, rich people are good and they are bad. Like anywhere really.


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I personally support capitalism. It's the reason we have nice shit, I like nice shit.
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Some are good, some are rotten to the core.

I can think of a few of each. Not naming them to avoid hellfire and brimstone in the comments section. Some rich people give me faith in the world, some make me want to commit Sudoku...

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I've got nothing against them. Their families spent put in a lot of work and thought to raise that money in order for the rest of their family to live easy lives. There is nothing wrong with thinking ahead. Of course if they burn money in front of a homeless person or anything else that degrades other people, then I will have a problem with them, but that's because they are a bad person and being a bad person isn't determined by your income.
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Posted 2/28/17 , edited 2/28/17

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mxdan wrote:

As far as the rich and taxing goes; I'm not a fan of tax brackets to be honest. But the fact remains that billionaires would simply relocate if they are taxed too high and then we don't get their income at all in society. I think though that perhaps taxing based on incomes until around 300,000 dollars a year and than reversing the trend inwards afterwards to emulate the trend upwards on the lower half of the income graph would be a better solution.

Regardless, rich people are good and they are bad. Like anywhere really.


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I personally support capitalism. It's the reason we have nice shit, I like nice shit.


I mean we will evolve from it one day and find ways to stop the 1% from existing and make a more fair society but till then capitalism is the best we got

Personally i prefer a socialised version with tax brackets but that is not without it's own problems also.
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