Why don't Hollywood liberals and liberal billionaires give their fortunes to the

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  1. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
    wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years ago

    Why don't Hollywood liberals and liberal billionaires give their fortunes to the government  ?

    With all the talk about paying your fair share, you'd think that the countries wealthiest and most influential liberals would at least give their  fortunes to the government as an example since they support a greater role of government and raising taxes on the American people to support it.

    You'd at least think it was reasonable for them to lead they way by agreeing to live on say 15 million with the remainder going to the government. That would be far more the most people would ever see in their lifetime.

  2. The Frog Prince profile image76
    The Frog Princeposted 3 years ago

    Why?  Because they are blow hards of the Hillary Clinton vein who say, "Do as I say and not as I do."

    1. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Or maybe they don't want to give you the opportunity to give to who you want to but reserve that right for themselves

    2. cathylynn99 profile image76
      cathylynn99posted 3 years agoin reply to this

      hillary is actually campaigning to increase the taxes she pays.

    3. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Isn't Hillary the queen of crooked insider deals. That's how the Clinton's have made their fortunes, by selling influence for donations.

  3. lovemychris profile image72
    lovemychrisposted 3 years ago

    Why? Because with Teabaggers controlling the money: it would be spent on death and destruction. Only a fool would support that.

    1. The Frog Prince profile image76
      The Frog Princeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Since "teabaggers" are homosexuals you may have a point.  Ignorance is bliss isn't it Libber Lips?

    2. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      OMG...you admit it! Halleloooo. I see light at the end of the tunnel. Many have known  this all along. Likud Lindsey and his pal McCainiac....Wide Stance. Shall I go on? You see, I insult them, you insult me. And I'm banned. SMH. flower: grow up

    3. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      But why shouldn't the people who support wealth redistribution via the government, lead by example by allowing the government to redistribute their own money? Since they believe the government knows how to spend their money better than they do?

    4. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, I don't know.....maybe the same reason conservatives are screaming for war....how many of their kids and grandkids are signed to military service? And THEY certainly believe in wealth distribution.....UP! By gvt design. Loopholes, anyone???

    5. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Can you answer the question?

    6. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I did. House of Reps controls purse strings. Any money "gifted" to US gvt goes thru them.Which means..goes directly to Bibi or the MIC. No lib in right mind would give $$ to Radical Right Wingers. Not in million years.

    7. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      How about when the Democrats, controlled Congress, why didn't they give then then?

    8. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Give what? The way we give to gubmint is thru taxes. Democrats work to see tax rates raised on the uber rich-if that includes them, than so be it. And how's this one-why don't those who hate gubmint stop running to be in it!!!And sign up for military

    9. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Since wealthy liberals believe we all should have less of a choice as to how we spend our money, you'd at least  think they would lead by example since it would be much less of a hardship for them to provide  sufficient means to fund their programs?

    10. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Why? Cons are always advocating war----I don't see them pony up to die or be maimed!!

    11. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      The subject here is about wealthy liberals, can u answer my question?

    12. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Your premise is phony, based on your prejudice against liberals. They have no more power to decide where the money goes than you do: in fact, you have more power now, because your party controls the purse strings.Libs want higher taxes on rich-LAWFUL

    13. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Didn't Joe Biden say its our patriotic duty to pay higher taxes? Would it be ever more patriotic to give directly to the treasury? But hardly anyone has, I wonder why they didn't decide to when their guys were in charge?

    14. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Silly premise.Silly question. And it's exactly the same issue, but mine is life and death: Why doesn't every single member of gvt calling for war enlist, or make sure every member of his/her family who is eligible does?Why? Gvt doesn't work that way.

    15. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      I'm being gracious, i'm not forcing them to give, thats what the liberals do, I'm just saying if  they want to be taken seriously they should put their money where their mouth is, don't you think?

    16. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      No, they pay what they owe. They work to change the system--finito! Cause if everyone put their $ where their mouth is: Rubio would be in uniform right now..he's still young, right? "We want war: as long as YOU go" And Cons force plenty, if you woman

    17. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      If they really believed that the government knows best and they believe in leveling the playing field, why not donate their obscene excess profits to the government since they don't want to give the rest of us a choice of what to do with our $ ?

    18. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Because they are part of the system, just like everyone else.And what are you talking about?You guys get to move your money overseas, create "dummy" corporations, lie,cheat and steal! What more do you want....no taxes by law? Move to Dubai w Dickles

  4. lisavollrath profile image95
    lisavollrathposted 3 years ago

    Because the US government isn't a charity.

    The difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals would GLADLY pay their share in taxes to support programs that care for those with less, while conservatives want tax breaks, and want to cut the programs that care for those with less, in a sort of "screw you, I've got mine, so to hell with the rest of you" approach to government.

    I assume you're expecting liberals to donate their wealth, while conservatives hoard theirs. Another difference between liberals and conservatives is that liberals want a more equitable society, while conservatives are trying to turn this country into an oligarchy, with the rich and their corporations in power, and those who are not rich doing their bidding to make them richer, while they live on scraps.

    1. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Then why do the liberal google billionaires hide their money in Ireland to avoid paying US corporate taxes. And why have studies shown that conservatives give more to charities than liberals?

    2. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      "Do conservatives give more away? According to a new study by two MIT political scientists, not really. Conservative individuals and individuals in red states were more likely to donate to religious organizations"....Charity, or command?

    3. The Frog Prince profile image76
      The Frog Princeposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      So "if they would gladly pay their fair share" then why don't they?  Because they can put their hand in everyone else's pockets is why.

    4. lovemychris profile image72
      lovemychrisposted 3 years agoin reply to this

      What do you mean: gift it to the gvt??I mean--they pay taxes. Tax policy decides what they pay. Changing the policy takes Congress....ask them! I read the reason Koch and Adelson hate Obama so much--he wants to end carried interest tax loop-hole.And?

    5. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Gifts to the United States
      U.S. Department of the Treasury
      Credit Accounting Branch
      3700 East-West Highway, Room 622D
      Hyattsville, MD 20782

  5. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 3 years ago

    You're starting with an unknown premise.  (Someone with a philosophy/logic degree, please define what type of argument this is and the fallacy in this question).  I think this is "begging the question"
    "The fallacy of begging the question occurs when an argument's premises assume the truth of the conclusion, instead of supporting it. In other words, you assume without proof the stand/position, or a significant part of the stand, that is in question. Begging the question is also called arguing in a circle. There are so many assumptions in this question and undefined terms that it's difficult to answer.

    1. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Which premises are you disputing?

  6. Readmikenow profile image95
    Readmikenowposted 3 years ago

    I would say because they want everyone else to give their money to the government.  If they really wanted to support a government program, they're wealthy enough to start a non-profit to meet any need they desire.   I don't understand their dependence on the government to do anything.  It seems they want the government to take peoples money rather than start a non-profit where people can give their money willingly.

    1. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ya, I agree, what they really want is to force you to support their pet causes, while they do what they want. It provides a convenient way to look noble with little sacrifice on their part.

  7. profile image0
    Kevin Goodwinposted 3 years ago

    So they can get richer through the private sector of business.

    1. wba108@yahoo.com profile image80
      wba108@yahoo.composted 3 years agoin reply to this

      Ya that's of course true! The real question is that since they believe the government is better equipped to decide how our money is spent, why they haven't given more of their own wealth to the government?

 
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