- Jun 16, 2007
lol thanks for telling me how much debt I have100k USD where the fuck are you going to school? I graduated with about 23k USD in student loans from a good engineering school, Virginia tech, I paid for the rest myself and got a few grants. You know that interest is tax deductible and there is no way you would ever be loaned that much money without government support and backing right?
Well there's a compliment if I ever heard oneI didn't use the terms greet, lust or any other loaded weasel words like you are.
Yeah, so let's take money away from the rich and give it to the poor, right?You need the proper ratio of producers to consumers and if the consumers don't have enough money to buy stuff then the economy has a hard time keeping going.
That is crazy talk, you're right. Which is why I said "how much money someone has" - aka after taxes.I don't think you should limit how much someone can earn. That is crazy talk.
Giving a failing corporation billions of dollars so that the same people that ran it into the ground can run it into the ground again seems like a bad idea to me.I think breaking up a company because it is supposed to be too big to fail is a very bad idea.
No, they are not. See, you are once again getting into "oh, well there are rich people other there that run their companies in not-so-honest ways". While that is undoubtedly true, the solution isn't to tax them to hell but to stop them from being dishonest.Monopolies are recognized as market failures and serious problems occur when you have monopolies operating in the wrong kind of market. They are absolutely related to this discussion.
What?My point is that taxes are punishment like you keep saying they are taxes are necessary.
Again, the solution is to stop massive privatization then, not to take money away from the rich and give it to the poor. If a rich guy buys a plane and flies it into a building, the solution isn't to take away every rich person's money or to ban planes - its to not let crazy asswipes buy planes.Certain things should be public goods and should not be privatized. There are certain groups in this country who think that nearly everything should be privatized and I think that is dangerous. A lot of the money going into the tea party movement is coming from these people. The Koch brothers for example are extreme libertarians who want the federal and state gov'ts drastically reduced in size. There are probably places where they are right but if those people just get replaced by private contractors who actually cost more money then gov't workers how can that be any good?
I disagree. If I had a billion dollars, do you really think I'd care about how much, say, a new car costs? Or groceries? Or clothes? Or a foot massage?What is true is that the Rich, well the very rich and super rich really, have much more elastic spending habits then most of the rest of the population. If they don't want to spend then they just won't.