And besides the "all men are created equal" quote, which is one of the greatest and most powerful string of words of all time, I remind all of us Americans of this, our values, which some appear to have forgotten:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
You recall that freedom is not free. How much money, medicine, clothing, and child care can you provide? I can provide... *looks in wallet*... About thirty bucks.
Did you mean MAKE? Don't forget that they *pay* 39% of all taxes (source: [www.ntu.org]).@PaulinMI wrote:
Me too @Shop-et-al, I think the 1% can afford a bit more, since they take about 80% of the income. But that's another topic.
They do not "take" the money, they EARN it, just as you or I can CHOOSE to do (or not). They earn money commensurate with their effort!
..... or a living wage!!
Yeah, and my stepson had to take two part-time jobs because neither of those companies hire full-time employees (other than management) so they can avoid giving him and the other employees benefits. Greedy bastards indeed.
That's great! You're fortunate enough to live in a place where that's doable.@PaulinMI wrote:
If I did start a successful company, I would reward myself. But I would also be sure to enrich all the people that helped get me there.