As a Civilian, Sailor and a Marine I have visited many ports of call outside the USA. The poorest being Haiti and Mexico. My heart is touched when kids 4-12 yrs old are begging, selling trinkets or their mothers or sisters. I have always been an easy touch and have many time went back to the ship broke, giving to kids. To them I (a low ranking sailor) was rich. Relatively speaking I was.
Now in ALL countries you have the ultra rich and many the ultra poor. We have a right to be upset when the rich got that way by taking gifts by Advanced countries and putting it in their pockets. Or a dictator taking all the resources of the country as their own.
BUT do we have a right to be upset if a person inherited their money, or earned it by their ability and brain?
I participate on another forum. There is a guy I really like. He is thoughtful and in most cases, not really rude. However he thinks the wealthy should share their wealth (voluntarily or by law)with the us the unfortunate.
Questions come to mind, at what point should a person start sharing, at a $million, $100 million? And who decides?
Once you decide that, then who decides how much, how to do it and with whom they share?
Of course I am not needing any of their help, but even when I was earning $70 month, I did not think I deserved a dime of Mr. Stowe or Mr. Lineburger’s money (They were the Rich folk in our town).
There are selfish rich folk just like there are selfish poor folk. But did you know that most wealthy folk give more to charities than they would ever be taxed?The charities then handle the money much more efficiently than our government, so they do share, we just don’t hear about that as much.
Would taking the rich guys money, fix Americas problems?
There are 403 Billionaires in the USA. If you could change all their assets (Homes stock etc) to money you would have 1.024 Trillion dollars. Folks we owe over 16 trillion right now.
Our interest is $3.8 billion A DAY, so their TOTAL WEALTH will only pay 256 days of interest on the 16 trillion we owe. DO WE NEED to borrow more?
Someone said Congress spends money like a drunken sailor, that is NOT TRUE, a drunken sailor quits spending when he is broke!
Sorry to rant again, I plan to do better.
Churchill said, Borrowing one’s self out of debt is like standing in a bucket and trying to pick it up!
Speaking of Churchill.DB18 Drophead Coupe about a 1939 Daimler Campaign car.