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Share the Wealth

  1. Journey2244 profile image61
    Journey2244posted 7 years ago

    I think the wealth should be shared by the Rich. Let's put an end to hunger in our own country.

    1. msorensson profile image64
      msorenssonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It is a noble thought.

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        m,

        Not noble. If one works hard, and the other chooses to stay home; how is that noble?

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      Poppa Bluesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's interesting you say that since Obama is all for spreading the wealth around, as long as it's not his! I suppose that's why there's language in the health care bill excluding the president and top congressional staff from the law!

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Poppa,

        It always works that way, then they can sound charitable.

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      LegendaryHeroposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Even if split up our wealth completely so everyone had the same amount of money things would quickly become uneven again.

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Legendary,

        Not after Obama's IRS gets their job done.

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      highbid11posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      how much  of your earnnings / wealth are you going to fork over ????

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        high,

        As little as possible. Then I will give to charities.

    5. brethodge profile image61
      brethodgeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      thats a good job and nobel gesuture that you have come across... Human being cannot take anything with them when they die.. so its bettr to make others life happy whn you are alive..

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        breth,

        Most have families.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The first time I ever heard that expression "Share the Wealth" was from a business card an acquaintance of mine had.  He was into trying to make money via the program which consisted of sending a dollar or two to the person he got a letter from, then addding his name to a list;  the list would grow until supposedly someone would become rich.  I never figured out who the "someone" was, and I don't know if that person continued in the program.   
      Its basis is to get money for basically nothing from others who also want money for nothing.

      The second time I heard the expression was from the fool Obama.

      1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Brenda,

        You go girl!

    7. Springboard profile image80
      Springboardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why on earth? Look, in this country everyone has opportunity. How do you think these folks became rich? By taking risks, by hard work. I'm not suggesting that people who are NOT rich don't work hard, but certainly there are reasons people do or do not manage to accumulate wealth. I don't make a lot of money. But what I do with it is put it to work. I buy real estate, I invest in the stock market, I save, I limit my spending. So because I do those things I should be penalized? I should be punished? To what end? Why should the hard work and risk of one be siphoned off of in order to redistribute it to someone who does nothing to lift themselves up?

      We have opportunity in this country. It's up to the individual to take advantage of it. And it is the fault of no one but the individual if the opportunities afforded them are ignored or missed.

      1. politicsdaylee profile image60
        politicsdayleeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I agree with springboard, lol save me some typing

    8. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Journey,

      Lets make a deal; you don't take my money and I won't take yours. Maybe if we find someone to deal with we can all win.

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    Madame Xposted 7 years ago

    I agree. So, when will you be sending yours in?

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      X,

      I'm talking a wash.

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    Brenda Durhamposted 7 years ago

    hahahaha

  4. JON EWALL profile image47
    JON EWALLposted 7 years ago

    HUBBERS

    Our government appears to be sharing it's wealth by bailing out the auto industry, banking industry,housing industry,states,healthcare industry and now working to control the student loan programs.

    With all of this wealth borrowed money,paying $1 billion a day in interest on the national debt,I wonder when we the people will need to file for bankruptcy.

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      jerrylposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Jon,  You mean (debt)  borrowed money don't you?  Bankruptcy is not far away.  When just servicing the interest on total debt starts to make it impossible for people  to support their families, the SWHTF.  Until then, the banksters and politicians will look for every possible way to delay the inevitable.  They can do that only so long.  Interest on debt is the only thing I know of that grows 24/7, 365 days a year.   Wages never keep up.

    2. salt profile image63
      saltposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      well, you could always bring George back and start a war or 2.

  5. Lisa HW profile image81
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Well, I know the government took its share of my earnings from HubPages - so I'm sharing my "big wealth".  I can't say I don't resent it when I see so much of the waste that goes on when it comes to tax dollars.

  6. Rafini profile image87
    Rafiniposted 7 years ago

    How exactly do you propose the wealth be shared?  The wealthy will still increase their wealth while the poor remain poor.

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      jerrylposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The only way wealth can be distributed equally is for people to be rewarded for their current productivity.   Today we are mortgaging the future productivity of the lower and middle class, and the interest on their debt goes to the rich.  However there is no money created to pay the interest, so it forces more borrowing.

      We cannot borrow our way out of debt.  We have to start earning our way, without borrowing.  This is not possible under the fractional banking debt monetary system of today.  Our monetary system must be changed.

  7. JON EWALL profile image47
    JON EWALLposted 7 years ago

    HUBBERS

    The Stimulus Bill $787 billion now grown to $800+ billion has spent about $265 billion. A recent investigation exposed that 405 districts received money that don't even exist.

    ''WHERE IS THE MONEY ''?

    Obama has told the American people that the public will be informed as to where the money is going.

    '' WHO GOT THE MONEY ''?

    Do we really want the government controlling the health care industry, health-care insurance industry, student loan banking industry, auto industry ,mortgage industry, banking industry or the insurance industry.

    '' WHERE ARE THE JOBS ''?

    The Government record of controlling industries is a bad risk for the people.

    It was announced today while Obama was in Iowa that the Social Security Trust fund is paying out more money than what is coming into the trust fund .In other words the government must make good on the IOUs owed to the American people.

    1. salt profile image63
      saltposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Australia has a great public hospital system and noone misses out on healthcare. We congratulate americans for taking a step forward to show they really are a great nation.

      It will also have derivative effects like a decrease in crime, as its harder to get a young person to sell drugs or people to steal or commit crimes when they need money for their mothers or fathers operation, than if there is a decent health system, which by the way will create something similar to a business cycle and assist in the stimulas, creating jobs and an area of healthy growth for your country.

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    probafixposted 7 years ago

    NO WAY..

  9. donotfear profile image91
    donotfearposted 7 years ago

    http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y183/fordonotfear/obama0002.jpg
    lol lol lol lol

  10. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 7 years ago

    Quoting Springboard

    'Why on earth? Look, in this country everyone has opportunity. How do you think these folks became rich? By taking risks, by hard work.'

    If you look at most wealthy families you find that they had one remarkable individual at some time in their history. It might be have been the guy who invented the first pneumatic tire or the woman who invented coffee filters. After that the family achievement is making sure that they don't ripped off by the help.

    Those people who have genuinely achieved something give rise to generations of very average people who squeeze talented individual out of the best colleges, use their power and influence to block rivals who might be more capable and to set their armies of lawyers to work influencing governments to protect their interests.

    A genuine meritocracy would be a fine thing but thats not the way things work. For every Bill Gates there are a swarm of no brainers with trust funds that exceed the budgets of sizable countries.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That is why the best thing we can do is take the wealth from the family that earned it.  The moment the hardworking person dies, strip all the wealth from the rest of the family and make them start over from scratch. The government, famously excellent for managing money and lack of corruption and/or institutional stupidity, will do much better with that money. In fact, even better, after stripping the money from the family, we should go back and see if there were ANY persons wronged or who felt cheated or used along the road to the success built by that original person and give THOSE PEOPLE the wealth of that person (keeping a huge chunk for the maintenance of the government and its leaders of course).  Maybe even make the surviving family members pay restitution for the evils of that capitalist bastard.  Or whip them.  YES... yes, whip them, strip them of their wealth, and then cast them into the gutter and spit on them.  YES, YES  MUAHAHAHAHA  WE CAN FIX THE WORLD AND MAKE EVERYTHING FAIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  11. Will Apse profile image90
    Will Apseposted 7 years ago

    Inheritance tax was developed to support the creation of a meritocracy in Europe. Mainly, it was designed to strip the wealth from the aristocracy so that is was available for more talented people to use. It worked more or less, the aristocratic system is a thing of the past.

    The problem in so many countries now is that the rich pay very little tax of any kind- there are loop holes to exploit, off shore havens to run to. This means that the rest of us groan under a far higher tax burden than we should. It also means most of the wealth and power of our countries is the hands of very mediocre and entirely self interested people.

    1. Shadesbreath profile image90
      Shadesbreathposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I won't argue that last point with you.

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    sneakorocksolidposted 7 years ago

    Just send all your money to me and I'll divide it up!

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    Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago

    Obama is not the fool; those who promote him are.
    indeed, share the wealth -YOU the neighbor, give EVERYTHING your neighbor needs; share everything in common.

    I dare you.
    else you are a fool and a hypocrite; a liar and a slave to capitalism. At least the socialists share all things and work together -happily or begrudgingly for all of their people.

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Twenty,

      Ever talk to anyone from behind the iron curtain?

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        The iron curtain was taken down a long, long, long time ago...almost 30 years now...

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          Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          actually i have. thousands. i married one of them and have lived around them for years. i will take their word over anyone else.

          the basic concept of true socialism: food, water, shelter are all provided free of charge, equally to each household. your apartment is yours for life and your families for life -so long as you work.

          the iron curtain was put in place to cut them off from the world so they wouldn't take over the world. how funny is that. now their ideologies are turning heads in the west and to this day they are still powerful. Not surprisingly, after the curtain came down, the levels of poverty, illness, crime, etc jumped 1000%.

          all hail capitalism...

          1. Sab Oh profile image61
            Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            "the iron curtain was put in place to cut them off from the world so they wouldn't take over the world."


            NO, it was raised by them to keep the rest of the world out, because they correctly feared that knowledge of another way of living would bring down their ideological nightmare world. North Korea is still trying to do the same.

            1. Misha profile image74
              Mishaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Agree smile

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              Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              yup, you keep thinking that western stuff.
              had it not been for the yanks getting into WWII, there would have been no curtain.

              Either way, western 'philosophy' has failed. Plain and simple.
              Military commune, dictatorship atheism and Utopian Marx/Engels-ism all failed as well. Of all the latter could have worked but was twisted to fit mediocrity and money.
              If the actual social system had been properly instituted, things would be very different. At any rate, the English still rule the world, so this experiment will be fun to watch.

              Can socio-capitalism work? The states are about to find.
              I think it can if done correctly.

              1. Basic life necessities given the people { fresh food, fresh water, adequate shelter } free of charge.

              2. A free market that requires equal import export of goods/services, regulated to the highest standards by a global independent group -unbiased- where things/luxuries are paid by the individual who wishes to purchase them (tv's, rocket ships, fancy sardines, caviar, gator shoes etc).

              3. An agreed equal tax solely for the purpose of natural resource, planetary well being and border defense is maintained.

  14. andromida profile image74
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    Bill Gates sure knows how to share wealth.

    1. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      He certainly does.

  15. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I share the wealth - by helping others through charities and direct financial and material gifts. But I choose to do so. I don't believe we should be forced.

  16. habee profile image90
    habeeposted 7 years ago

    I tend to believe Misha on this one! I think he knows more about this than Americans do.

  17. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    Share the wealth. Yet, another misconception being sold to general pubic on political B.S. spin. hmm

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    Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago

    Sab Oh,

    For the record: NK and others are military dictatorships, not actual socialist or communist states as they are titled.
    Did you know the US had a commune population at one time -which is now become the Aquarius generation reborn under the guise of atheism. Oh yeah, fun stuff. Believe it or not, America is a military communist dysfunction. Only the vast majority of its people don't see that. They think they are 'free' because of a document of laws. Egypt didn't have it this good and they enslaved half the world.

    1. Sab Oh profile image61
      Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      "For the record: NK and others are military dictatorships, not actual socialist or communist states as they are titled."


      Yeah, yeah, and terrorists aren't real Muslims, I know the routine...  roll

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        Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        truth be told, until the west starting poking its nose in there, those folk were very quiet. Terrorism is the reformist propaganda.

        who trained them, supplied weapons, taught them the art of war, then berated them for it? Oh wait, the US & Brits.
        bada-bing.

        ha ha.

        1. Sab Oh profile image61
          Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          "truth be told, until the west starting poking its nose in there, those folk were very quiet."

          You mean 'truth be imagined.' Read some history.

  19. Sab Oh profile image61
    Sab Ohposted 7 years ago

    "Did you know the US had a commune population at one time -which is now become the Aquarius generation reborn under the guise of atheism. Oh yeah, fun stuff. Believe it or not, America is a military communist dysfunction. Only the vast majority of its people don't see that. They think they are 'free' because of a document of laws. Egypt didn't have it this good and they enslaved half the world."

    "At any rate, the English still rule the world"


    Ok, anyone who bet on 'crazy as a loon' pays off at 10:1! Please collect at the gate.

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      Twenty One Daysposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      you sound scared.
      my bet is 50:1 on the bar. spin the wheel, let's see where the ball lands.

      1. Sab Oh profile image61
        Sab Ohposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I'm a bit concerned for you, but not particularly "scared." Sorry.

 
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