Leader of catholic church says world needs to see hope
Protecting the rich will prevent people from being poor.
"Protecting the rich will prevent people from being poor."Could be. But one thing we know for sure is that "protecting the rich
will prevent the rich from being poor"
JoeBlow--is being rich a bad thing? Not fair because someone else is poor?Is it wrong for a student to be on the honor roll, because someone else
isn't? Honor roll students become our doctors, engineers, dentists,
businessmen, etc.I think we protect success, and, so what if
worf- Protecting the rich from what exactly; environmental regulation on
industry which harvests third word wealth without giving anything back and
paying little or no tax? If you are interested, have a look at the copper
mining industry of Zambia. A Swiss company, the largest of its kind in the
word, has produced billions of wealth while the average Zambian worker lives in
poverty. Please expand your world view.
Worf, Nope. Rich is a good thing. And yes, there will always be rich and
poor, and yes it is fair. And yes, it is fair that some will make honor roll
and some wont. I get it. Some are smarter, and some work harder. Things will
never be equal, nor should they.There, did I answer all your
questions? Now, if I may, I have a couple of questions for you.It
is hard to deny that the wealth is moving towards the top. There are any number
of stats that will verify that.So, Let me ask you - Is
it a good thing for the money to be collecting at the top?- why do you
believe it is happening?- do you think it will continue?- is the
collection of wealth at the top good for our country?
How hard one works doesn't necessarily correspond with what one earns, or
how wealthy one becomes. I would say those who work bent over in 100+ degree
heat picking the tomatoes we eat work as hard or harder than many CEOs ever
have. The Republican Partys' worship of the wealthy class runs counter to
the religious values they espouse. Success in life is due in large part to pure
@JoeBlow;* Does collecting wealth at the top , mean others are being
robbed, and become poor? No!* This is happening because some know how to
manage money. It may not always be honest.* It will continue, because
many people are uneducated, and have no survival skills. Therefore they are
taken advantage of.* Collection of wealth can be possible with all
people.@fkratz* Zambian worker lives in
poverty?--Educated people with survival skills would not allow this to happen.
This is the path our people are following.Expand your world
view--educated people with strong moral values cannot be controlled by greedy
corrupt people. It just doesn't happen.Let's quit with
the envy, and coveting. Being Obamanized is not healthy for our country.
Thanks for the answer worf. I can agree with much. But what
troubles me is your assertion (correct) that people are taken advantage of and
"it may not always be honest".There was a time when
CEO's made 30 times their average worker. Now it is 300 times. While, by
any measurement, worker productivity has steadily climbed. Their pay has lagged
far behind. I contend that the deck is stacked in favor of the
rich. You know, the ole, "it takes money to make money".And
it will always be that way. And that's fine. But, I disagree that
"collection of wealth can be possible with all people". However, when
societies are made up of the very rich and the very poor, it is not a healthy
society.I fear that it where we are going.
JoeBlow--for what it's worth:* don't ever feel guilty for
creating success.* a little money to make a little more. Go in small
steps, and invest wisely.* be taken advantage of? A wise person won't
allow that happen.* not always honest? Neither you, or I can prevent it.
We just deal with it, and make adjustments.* Al Gore, or Nancy
Pelosi's wealth doesn't make me any poorer. Maybe wealth isn't
the right word. We can all be well of.