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Published: Tuesday, Nov. 19 2013 11:55 p.m. MST

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JoeCapitalist2
Orem, UT

Don't you just love the stereotypes and the vitriol expressed in class warfare?

Not all of the 47% who get benefits from the government are lazy bums. Not all the rich people are unethical robber-barons who have factories full of child labor slaves.

Rich people should definitely pay more taxes than poor people (which they would automatically do even with a flat tax). But they should not be expected to carry all the burden of our tax and spend government.

Poor people should be helped by given necessities if they can't (not won't) earn them themselves. They should also have more opportunities to better their lives and encouraged to make it on their own. A "hand-up" instead of a "hand-out" approach would benefit everyone, especially the poor.

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

Chris,

A photo shoot of excessive homes morphs into Which Romney v President Obama...

Sad.

My thoughts center around moving all the stuff from HV to SLC and then back to HV.

Yikes!

Thanks for the home tour as well as your "moving" personal adventure story.

pburt
Logan, UT

Amen, NeilT. And the 47% that Mitt was rightfully mocked for criticizing is almost all made up of working people who make money for the 1%, who have mortgages and families that give them tax exemptions. That refers only to those who did not have to pay federal income tax. They still paid about 30% of their income on state and local taxes, property taxes, gasoline tax, and other fees. Those other taxes and fees only make a blip on the income of the 1%, but they scream bloody murder about paying even that. I love the Korihor comparison!

MAYHEM MIKE
Salt Lake City, UT

Read the short story by Leo Tolstoy, "How Much Land Does a Man Require?" A man lusts for land and forfeits everything. In the end, all the real estate man requires is a plot 6 feet long by 6 feet deep!

kiddsport
Fairview, UT

NeilT. When Democrats clamor for the rich to start paying their "fair share," that doesn't qualify as class warfare? When the scriptures say that "he that is idle shall not eat the bread nor wear the garments of the laborer," that's really the source of the Republican approach to class warfare? My misunderstanding. Blaming the rich for the poor being poor accomplishes resentment and contention, too, only it holds no remedy.

kiddsport
Fairview, UT

Perhaps this might be an opportunity for us all to reflect on our many ancestors who toiled and sacrificed to generate some measure of property not for themselves but to pass on to their descendants.
Who can tell me from which side of the aisle the idea of "death taxes" as high as 100% has been promoted and which side of the aisle continues to battle for returning those rights of property not to the government but to the family of those who toiled to generate it?

Speaking_Out
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@NeilT. I'm fully aware of Ayn Rand's philosophy and you are correct that she was an atheist and advocated survival of the fittest. However, that wasn't the point of my mentioning the book. I mentioned the book because the story line mirrors much of the mentality that we see in our country today: "it isn't fair if you have something that i don't." And...I didn't bring religion into this discussion--you did. I was neither advocating atheism nor promoting humanism. And...I've read the Book of Mormon cover to cover many times so get off your high horse. The point of the discussion was not whether we have a responsibility to help others but rather whether others have the right to demand financial equality at the expense of others. One of the biggest social ills of our day is the growing number of people who believe and demand that somebody take care of their every need. We have a growing population of professional welfare scammers who are resentful and covetous of those who have something they do not. The Lord certainly didn't advocate a welfare lifestyle. The Democrats did that.

high school fan
Huntington, UT

Nobody blames the poor for being poor but we do blame the poor that want what others have without earning it. I came from nothing and now have a little and I will share with you but just don't try to take it.

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