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Old 11-27-2013, 11:04 AM  
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Question.

I had a very interesting discussion last night based off what the Pope said in his new paper, and I want to pose a hypothetical:

If you could end poverty in America right now for every single person in our country, with the push of a button, by capping the most a person could make at $100 million, would you do it?

I haven't done the math on that, but assume for the sake of the exercise that the math would work.

Also for the purposes of this exercise, assume this is feasible to accomplish. It's a magic button. I know the popular rebuttal will be "if we did that, billionaires would go elsewhere" -- however ask yourself if would you push the button if you were guaranteed that they wouldn't?

Why, or why not?
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:02 PM   #106
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While we're at it can we install another button sending the entire population into a perpetual state of orgasim?

Or should I start a different thread on that one.
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Old 11-27-2013, 03:07 PM   #107
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While we're at it can we install another button sending the entire population into a perpetual state of orgasim?

Or should I start a different thread on that one.
New thread needed. Oh and I would push that button only because I benefit from it cause that's how I roll.
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Old 11-27-2013, 04:30 PM   #108
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Unless you feel that way about everyone regardless of whether they feel the same way about themselves then that makes you my good sir an extremist.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:09 PM   #109
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The question might be answered over the next couple of years. The Swiss might try it.

Swiss to vote on 2,500 franc basic income for every adult

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9930O620131004

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(Reuters) - Switzerland will hold a vote on whether to introduce a basic income for all adults, in a further sign of growing public activism over pay inequality since the financial crisis.

A grassroots committee is calling for all adults in Switzerland to receive an unconditional income of 2,500 Swiss francs ($2,800) per month from the state, with the aim of providing a financial safety net for the population.

Organizers submitted more than the 100,000 signatures needed to call a referendum on Friday and tipped a truckload of 8 million five-rappen coins outside the parliament building in Berne, one for each person living in Switzerland.

Under Swiss law, citizens can organize popular initiatives that allow the channeling of public anger into direct political action. The country usually holds several referenda a year.

In March, Swiss voters backed some of the world's strictest controls on executive pay, forcing public companies to give shareholders a binding vote on compensation.

A separate proposal to limit monthly executive pay to no more than what the company's lowest-paid staff earn in a year, the so-called 1:12 initiative, faces a popular vote on November 24.

The initiative's organizing committee said the basic income could partly be financed through money from social insurance systems in Switzerland.

The timing of the vote has yet to be announced, pending official guidance from the government.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:12 PM   #110
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Having LoneGina, and Directshun both in here at the same time, is like being locked in a room with Karl Marx, and Vladimir Lenin.
I hadn't posted in the thread yet.

You really are stupid.
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Old 11-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #111
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I hadn't posted in the thread yet.

You really are stupid.
You both act so much alike, that it's easy to assume you are one in the same, and that's no joke. You are the stupid one, going around spouting off stupid communist ideas all of the time. People in the USA value their rights, and freedoms, and you two do your best to try to trample on them, or do away with them, with your stupid ideas. You two would be better served, if you moved to Cuba, or China, where your ideas are already in place. I'm sure plenty of people in here would be more than willing to help you pack, just to rid this site of a few commies.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:13 PM   #112
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The question might be answered over the next couple of years. The Swiss might try it.

Swiss to vote on 2,500 franc basic income for every adult

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/...9930O620131004
Yeah, I'm wonderin' if that will pass. They've had other silly collectivist-socialist proposals in the past that didn't make it. They're more capitalist than the rest of Europe with who have soft communism.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:17 PM   #113
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That makes the day complete. Now I can open my Birthday presents, drink Expensive Blanton's bourbon and eat a 2 1/2 inch thick steak while laughing at the little people. Life is good from up here.
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Old 11-27-2013, 07:36 PM   #114
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While we're at it can we install another button sending the entire population into a perpetual state of orgasim?

Or should I start a different thread on that one.


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New thread needed. Oh and I would push that button only because I benefit from it cause that's how I roll.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:07 PM   #115
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Why would anyone want to stock a grocery shelf if they could just get a government check to do whatever?
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:21 PM   #116
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Why would anyone want to stock a grocery shelf if they could just get a government check to do whatever?
Maybe in this new world the shelf stockers are the ones that have $100 million dollars.
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Old 11-27-2013, 08:35 PM   #117
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No. The reason for that is because by doing so you are rewarding some for being lazy. If I could truly help those who are poor due to bad circumstances then yes, but many people that are poor are that way due to a lack of drive to succeed. I would not want them to benefit for that on the backs of those who worked hard to achieve what they did.
I can agree with this.

If this money pays people to work or try to work. I'm in.
If it pays people to collect a paycheck-no.
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:39 AM   #118
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Poverty will never be eliminated. No matter how easy you make it for people, some will still stay down.
Although that is a truism. Doesn't mean we should quit trying.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:02 AM   #119
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...socialism.

everyone knew this was the agenda years ago, good to see the cheerleaders finally stop pretending.
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Old 11-28-2013, 11:17 AM   #120
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That makes the day complete. Now I can open my Birthday presents, drink Expensive Blanton's bourbon and eat a 2 1/2 inch thick steak while laughing at the little people. Life is good from up here.
As one of the "little people" that you are laughing at. You should see how this commie rolls today. My liquor to chose from, my beer fridge and where I will enjoy my beverage. Life doesn't suck for this dumb ass commie.
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