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Senators introduce legislation to penalize Facebook co-founder

By Shawn Knight
May 17, 2012
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  1. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 112   +12

    Funny, I have read quite a few rags to riches stories of people that started out with nothing and they worked their asses off, saved their money and eventually bought a small business which was successful due to their hard work, they expanded it, bought another etc... until eventually they have a chain of stores and they can finally hire people to do the work for them and enjoy the wealth they worked hard for. In the process they end up creating jobs so that resentful slobs can take their money and blame all their problems on the "greedy corporations" that employ them.

    Most of the wealthy I have seen or heard of worked hard to get to where they are or made wise investments, some may have inherited fortunes, but only because their families they inherited it from worked hard to get it. In any case, I don't see how anyone else feels they have a right to someone else's money and how someone should be forced to pay more in taxes simply because they were harder workers or smart enough to be able to EARN more. Wealthy individuals often run companies that provide a lot of JOBS.
  2. Night Hacker

    Night Hacker TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 112   +12

    No, I feel it is wrong to tax one citizen more than another merely because they had the good sense to work hard and made the right decisions in life and ended up with more money than you.

    If you feel they have been dishonest and broke some laws to get where they are than show some proof and have them charged but last I checked it wasn't a crime to earn money and if you found a way to earn lots, why should you be penalized for it?! There are many wealthy people who donate millions of THEIR money all the time. If I make money, I shouldn't have to pay anymore than anyone else in the same country. If they're paying a percentage of their income they already ARE paying more than you.

    I don't understand how you feel you deserve part of anyone else's money, I don't give a **** how much they made.
  3. OUTLAWXXX

    OUTLAWXXX Newcomer, in training Posts: 51

    You take it soOOoo personally like the poor are personally taking the money and going on spending sprees for new PC's and TV's... I've met plenty of lazy scumbags and quite frankly they are outnumbered by the people who work hard and hold down jobs. Hardworking doesn't necessarily mean smart but that doesn't make them any less valuable to society. Simple fact is the obscenely rich were not really that much of a harder worker or smarter. If anything they had a much deeper obsession w/ money to go out and keep chasing it. The rich who make tens of millions of dollars got lucky. It wouldn't have been possible if it weren't for society being in place. Workers to build those convenient roads. People to be cops and security guards so bandits don't take it away from them. They owe society, not the lazy scumbags... SOCIETY. Not talking about the people who are making 6 figure incomes. I"m talking about the people who are making 8 figure incomes...

    Also two things. Small business create the bulk of the jobs in this country so your point is moot there. Second of all, I've read interviews with the plenty of fabulously rich stating "Tax me more, I pay less than my secretary for crying out loud" I've owned my own side business here and there and I can write off EVERYTHING as a business expense lol Your arguments will only work for the greedy and uncaring.


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