Originally posted by m5lange1,+--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (m5lange1,)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>Actually just looking at how many rich (again we are talking BIG rich) there were last generation and the generation before.... I would guess the majority probably are not self made.
Thes Big Rich have had families making them even more numerous. Almost all of these carry on the family fortune. Just simple math will let you know that the self-made rich have to be lagging behind in population just a bit.[/b]
Again, just because you perhaps don't like the very rich doesn't mean you know how many of them achieved their wealth by what means. I' was called for making an assumption (quite correctly), so I am calling you. although you might be right, I would like to see some resources on this.
If we are talking taxes, well I measure my concern in taxes according to how deep they cut into my own budget. Will a tax raise be so sever that I have trouble staying in the black or will I just eat meatloaf a bit more often?
From that prospective I really do not feel too bad about ANY of th Big Rich chunking in a little more. Because I cannot help but think they sacrifice a little less.
Tell me I have to give up 30% a year on $30,000 dollars and I am going to squeak by on $20,000.
Tell me I have to give up 50% on a four million a year salary and I still think I am going to do ok on two million.
But what they do have in common with the rest of us is that they want to protect as much money as they can just as do you and I. So they are going to fight to protect what they have, even if you think they have so much more than the rest of us they can spare some more.
I don't know if you consider yourself a liberal, but one of the liberal failures of logic is their assumption that if they think something is fair, it is alright to force it upon others. It sounds like you are willing to do that.
But, the era of liberal domination is over. If you want to get the rich people to kick in a bigger share then you will have to make a political case for that policy which is more than whether you think it would be fair or not.
Mel - Blogging at http://radio.weblogs.com/0137954/