Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19 2013 11:55 p.m. MST
You can buy a skyscraper in Detroit for under 5 million.
Who really cares? You rarely see these kinds of lists outside of Utah. Why is it
that you people are so obsessed with the show of wealth? Other than Southern
California, I've never seen such a display of "look what we've
@eastcoastcoug"The Most Expensive Homes in Connecticut" -Business
Insider, May 14, 2012The obsession with wealth, while appalling, is
certainly not exclusive to Utah and Utahns.
eastcoastcoug,Having lived in SW Connecticut, I beg to differ.These types of homes are everywhere I have ever lived.
I don't look at these 1% people with envy at all, I just want
to know where they are, for when the 99% of the peasants finally rise up
@LDS liberalI look forward to the day when the 47% that Romney
referred to stop being lazy and irresponsible, thinking that the 1% should pay
their bills. If everyone had the work ethic of the 1% this country
would be a better place.
I actually think these homes are ugly. I'd take a cozy little cottage over
these monstrosities any day.
Consider all of the jobs that were created when these homes were built and the
property taxes that are paid each year, not to mention maintenance and other
ongoing expenses. All Utahns benefit from the excesses of these garish
Hey Chris, you want to see the part of the country that is really booming and
making the most one percenters? Try the Washington D.C. area. That economy
sure has been trickling down. At our expense that is. It's amazing that
in todays America the wealthiest growth is coming not from wealth creation, but
from tax creation.
Why doesn't the Deseret News run a piece on ‘The 15 LEAST expensive
homes in Utah’?Ignoring poverty [even mocking it], while
idlizing, envying, and worshipping great wealth is Babylon.Jesus
warned against it time and again.It was also the beginning of the
end for the once great Nephites.
$2 Million is the cheapest? What makes you think that $2 million qualifies for
this list.....the Belagio built out in draper next to corner canyon has to be
close to 10 million if not more! why didn't it make the list?
Chris BDid you even read what I wrote? Or did you think my
reference to Chris was you instead of Chris Higby, the author? For your record,
I don't disparage one bit the rich in America, especially if they work and
create wealth for themselves and others. As someone once said, I've never
been given a job by a poor person. I was just lamenting that right now the
center of our government, the D.C. and surrounding areas are awash in tax money
that is giving them the American dream at a much greater rate than the rest of
us have been getting these last 5 years. I just don't think that is a
sustainable way to run an economy. Talk from Democrats is "Tax cuts for the
wealthy". Looks to me more like "Debt increases for the wealthy",
government wealthy especially.
LDS LiberalYou want to "rise up against the One per
centers". Would that be with guns I wonder?You also said that
buying and selling for a profit is "Money Changing". It is also called
capitalism. If you are against that, then your new name should be changed from
LDS Liberal to LDS Communist. Or at least Socialist, because you have now gone
way left of traditional American liberalism.
Mitt takes things that aren't worth very much and through his hard work and
expertise turns them into more valuable items. That's the definition of
creating value.Unlike the 47% who think that the value Mitt created
should be given to them for doing nothing.And that's the
definition of lazy.
@happy, Yes I did assume that. I apologize.
LDS "Liberal,""The 1%" starts at about $350,000 in
annual earnings. That's a small-time plumbing contractor having a good
year -- one of a dozen or so he'll have to rack up, in order to (1) save up
for the inevitable lean years, and (2) secure the kind of retirement a mid-level
public employee takes for granted. You wanna "rise up"
against that guy (a friend of mine), keep in mind he's heavily armed, and
has friends who like him much more than we like you. And understand that far
more often than you guys manage to shoot a Czar and his daughters, you get
chucked out of airplanes over the South Atlantic. Happy landings.
For those who don't seem to understand the social impact of the Obamanation
Administration's left-wing, liberal agenda, I highly recommend that you
read Ayn Rand's book, "Atlas Shrugged" before you get too high and
mighty advocating usurping that which isn't yours to take. Though it was
written over 60 years ago it illustrates exactly what is happening with our
country today. Let's face it, those who think someone else owes them a
living or a guarantee of some ethereal "sweet life;" who think it's
acceptable to take something they don't own and didn't earn, are
nothing more than envious leaches. You might as well break into homes in the
dead of night, steal the contents and go hock them because you are nothing more
than a common thief. By the way, in case you haven't yet stolen a
dictionary from your local library or worse yet, don't know how to use one,
this is the definition of USURP: To seize and hold (the power or rights of
another, for example) by force and without legal authority.
This is a journal entry Day! Dear journal, Holy Cow I agree with Chris
B. There is hope for both of us!
@TRUTH,I get the impression that this is a list of most expensive
homes currently for sale. "At $44,000,000 this is currently
(still) Utah’s priciest home on the market. 5000 Royal Street was on last
year’s list at $49,500,000 - that’s $5,500,000 off! With that kind
of discount, I can’t for the life of me figure out why this one’s
still on the market."I would be interested in a follow up list
of the homes that have sold for the most historically, adjusted for inflation of
course.Still, at $2.75 million per bathroom, ya gotta love it baby
when the rich choose to redistribute their wealth voluntarily on something like
Speaking Out. Ayn Rand was an atheist who philosophy is nothing more than
social Darwinism or survival of the fittest. Her philosophy is similar to that
Korihor espoused in the Book of Mormon. We all prosper according to our
genius. Read it. We are our brother keeper said President Kimball. Can we
please end this 47 percent nonsense. Just because someone doesn't pay
taxes doesn't mean they lazy or unmotivated. It means our tax code needs
revised. It is Republicans not Democrats that advocating for class warfare.
Blaming the poor for being poor accomplishes nothing except creating resentment
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