Nov 2, 2010
commented on Remember the Greediest
This article demonstrates the all-too-common thinking of the unthinking masses. As much as we wish we had the money that the Ballmers, the Allens, and Bezos' of the world have, we don't. Let's face it: they earned it, and if we vote it out of their pockets, it's nothing more than legalized stealing. Personally, I am happy I have excel and can order all my holiday gifts in 15 minutes (thank you microsoft, thank you Amazon). The rich of the rich, in most cases, provide more value to the world (via the items they create), than any charity or government organization could dream of. We have cars, airplanes, $100 laptops, MRI machines, and advanced cancer drugs thanks to these "greedy" individuals. We should exult their success; not denegrate them for keeping THEIR money. That evil money is an exact measure of the value they have provided all of us. The top 10% already pay 40%+ of all tax revenue. If 10 people were stuck on a desert island, would the 9 weakest be just in enslaving the strongest to do 40% of the work to survive?? The attitude demonstrated in this article is nauseating at best and truly dangerous at it's worst. Dominic, learn to think beyond the easy reaction. Being liberal doesn't have to mean you can't think beyond the obvious.