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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    I like your daydream. Mine was to use the money in some little town where everyone had lost their jobs and start a company to provide jobs. The employees would own stock in the company. The jobs could make a huge difference in some of these hard-hit towns and help restore confidence.

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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    Its interesting that for those who don't have a pot to p!ss in, we would like to spread the joy, so that we all have at least a pot each. For those who have more pots than they can possibly ever p!ss in, they want to keep them all and gold plate them, while striving to buy even more pots and more gold plate.

    Nobody deserves 2 pots until we all have at least one each
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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    Its interesting that for those who don't have a pot to p!ss in, we would like to spread the joy, so that we all have at least a pot each. For those who have more pots than they can possibly ever p!ss in, they want to keep them all and gold plate them, while striving to buy even more pots and more gold plate.

    Nobody deserves 2 pots until we all have at least one each
    Well said
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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    Its interesting that for those who don't have a pot to p!ss in, we would like to spread the joy, so that we all have at least a pot each. For those who have more pots than they can possibly ever p!ss in, they want to keep them all and gold plate them, while striving to buy even more pots and more gold plate.

    Nobody deserves 2 pots until we all have at least one each
    As theia said, well said & that is one of the things I meant when I said there should be a "basement" through which none of us are allowed to fall through, that a helping hand should grab the "fallen" & pull them out of the pit. A basic standard of living, medical care, food, education, etc.

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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    Quote Originally Posted by Snowfire View Post
    Its interesting that for those who don't have a pot to p!ss in, we would like to spread the joy, so that we all have at least a pot each. For those who have more pots than they can possibly ever p!ss in, they want to keep them all and gold plate them, while striving to buy even more pots and more gold plate.

    Nobody deserves 2 pots until we all have at least one each
    So you say the rich are taking the piss? I like the analogy not sure its a good one.

    Now if you lot down sarf would stop voting tory and now ukip. Right now if a let wing party was around wanting to force corporation to pay their fair share of tax and renationalise all the utilities I suspect they might get a few votes.

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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    It appears we are all in agreement that our only choice is to lobby the ubers more for pennies (trickle down) & fervently hope they piss some good will on us?

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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    The rich have been on earth since day one ... Personally I have never begrudged them their riches. But at the end of the day it depends how they use this power because with wealth comes power.

    The earthlings who irk me most are those who get rich by means that bring either misery and death to their fellows or who grow rich by preying upon the fears of their fellows.

    I am of course referring to the armaments & pharmaceutical industries.

    I could elaborate but I believe that short threads are read more than the looooong boring ones.

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    Re: The Rich Get Richer and the Poor..............Who Cares?

    I don't begrudge them either, JJ, but the inequality has always been too much & in today's world, where everyone has the chance of awareness it's a real slap in the face.

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    I'm not against people getting rich either. Profit shouldn't be a dirty word but profiteering is dirty and its greed. Extending the minimum wage apparently doesn't suit some very rich right wingers. It seems it may hinder them somehow in becoming even richer (more p!ss pots)

    Why do we think its acceptable to allow people to struggle on a minimum wage but unacceptable to curb people from from owning more money than they could possibly ever spend, unless of course they have a gold plated garage full of gold plated p!ss pots.

    We aren't. "all in it together" We never have been.

    Income tax affects the working class immensely, along with all the subtle stealth taxes but has very little impact on the super rich.

    Politically I have no idea what to do, given the mess the Labour party got us into. The Tories are now just getting US to pay for it all. What are the choices ? We have none
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    Quote Originally Posted by jones jones View Post
    The rich have been on earth since day one ... Personally I have never begrudged them their riches. But at the end of the day it depends how they use this power because with wealth comes power.

    The earthlings who irk me most are those who get rich by means that bring either misery and death to their fellows or who grow rich by preying upon the fears of their fellows.

    I am of course referring to the armaments & pharmaceutical industries.

    I could elaborate but I believe that short threads are read more than the looooong boring ones.
    As in the now disused third verse from all things bright and beautiful?

    The rich man in his castle,
    The poor man at his gate,
    God made them high and lowly,
    And ordered their estate.
    The rich haven't always been with us the sense of being entitled to more than your fellows is not god given and they only get away with so long as we let them. We used to believe kings had a divine right to rule but we have progressed.

    Why are we discussing with the likes of amazon and starbucks whether they should pay tax or not? The notion that they would walk away from such a profitable business is ludicrous. It's nothing to with the eu or anything else except the incompetence of hmrc who let them do it. Try being a small business that doesn't pay tax or is even a few weeks late and they come down on you like a ton of bricks. Reduce the tax for the rich and they will spend and invest and help the economy, trickle down the wealth is nonsense.

    Look at the utilities, bt, the electrical distribution network the water supply were all built with public funds, thatcher gave it away to her friends in the city and we all fall for the notion that we do not have the right to retake possession.

    I'm sorry but this some are richer than others and deserve to be is an idea that really pisses me off.

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