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Old 09-11-2012, 09:53 PM   #316
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Why is it more than enough money?
Because what on earth would they do with it all? If I found myself with that kind of cash I'd be giving nearly all of it back because I can't fathom what I would need most of it for. Given that we have so many people in this country who can barely afford to feed their families, or pay for their rent or heat, to see people walking around with that kind of money just seems absurd.
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:30 PM   #317
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Would it be more than enough money if he planned on founding hospitals and orphanages with it? Or is it just more than enough money if he plans on buying a solid gold car?
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Is there any evidence that he does, this guy, plan to I mean?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:21 PM   #319
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That's outrageous !! Adelson's heirs receiving the inheritance rather the government.

so we're a country of landed gentry now?
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:24 PM   #320
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Would it be more than enough money if he planned on founding hospitals and orphanages with it? Or is it just more than enough money if he plans on buying a solid gold car?
If he were doing good things with it, that'd be fine. Because he's not hoarding it all for himself, he's giving some of it back and helping people with it.

If he's buying 20 cars for himself with that cash, or 5 yachts, or whatever, aka, things he doesn't really need, though, then yeah, it's a pretty big waste of money and pretty selfish.

That's the big thing here-it's fine to make a nice living for yourself, if you have honestly worked hard for your money and legitimately earned your riches, great. But I don't understand the people who, when they get into the multi-millions or billions, look at what they've got and STILL think they need more. At what point, if any, do they think they have more than enough money to live on?
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And there's the rub. The left finds income "acceptable" based on what it's used for. Who's is it to decide what's "good" and what's "wasteful"?
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The right does that, too, though. Spend tons of money on defense and making sure the job creators get their bucks, but suggest more funding for social programs and they often talk about how wasteful those are.

Everyone has their things they want and don't really need, sure, that they love to spend money on. But I guess in the broader sense, if money is being used to help people in general-make sure people can be fed and clothed and sheltered and taken care of in that way, things that are necessities that people have to have to survive, that would be considered a good use of money. I have my things I want, too, but I try to get all the things I need out of the way first. I love buying CDs, but if it comes down to buying CDs versus buying food, well, obviously, the food has to come first.
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What if the guy was spending it to found his own nation with an airforce and arms program?
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Of course, they're not spending it. That's the point.
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And there's the rub. The left finds income "acceptable" based on what it's used for. Who's is it to decide what's "good" and what's "wasteful"?


should earned money be treated differently than inherited money?
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That's outrageous !! Adelson's heirs receiving the inheritance rather the government.
It's not like his heirs did anything to earn the money
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And there's the rub. The left finds income "acceptable" based on what it's used for. Who's is it to decide what's "good" and what's "wasteful"?
Jesus did that too, didn't he?
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That's outrageous !! Adelson's heirs receiving the inheritance rather the government.
I don't think he has any obligation to give it to the govt, and it's not outrageous to give it to his heirs. What's "outrageous" to me is to pretend that these tax breaks for the wealthy are solely for the purpose of creating jobs and stimulating the economy. To me that's laughable.
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What's "outrageous" to me is to pretend that these tax breaks for the wealthy are solely for the purpose of creating jobs and stimulating the economy. To me that's laughable.
I agree. I have been to big libertarian conferences (don't ask me why) as an observer, conferences populated by millionaires and even billionaires, and I can say that these people openly advocate stashing money overseas and investing in developing markets like Argentina. They absolutely do not advocate philanthropy or "creating jobs" in the US; in fact many of them actively discourage such behavior, saying that it is foolish from a perspective of personal finance. So yes, absolutely the hyper-rich in general are not an altruistic bunch.
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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney held a press conference in response to the attacks in Libya and Egypt on Wednesday morning, continuing to criticize the Obama administration's response to the tragedy and President Obama's foreign policy.

Romney took issue with a statement put out by the U.S. embassy in Cairo condemning an anti-Muslim video backed by extremist Florida pastor Terry Jones.

"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims -- as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions," read the statement.

"The embassy in Cairo put out a statement after their grounds had been breached, protesters were inside the grounds," said Romney at his press conference. "They reiterated that statement after the breach. I think it's a -- a terrible course for America to stand in apology for our values. That instead, when our grounds are being attacked, and being breached, that the first response to the United States must be outrage at the breach of the sovereignty of our nation. And apology for America's values is never the right course."

The embassy's statement, however, came before the protests -- not after, as Romney claimed. The embassy did subsequently tweet that it stood by its condemnation of the video, but it also condemned the attacks.

When reporters pointed out that the White House disavowed the Cairo embassy's statement, Romney said he agreed with that response. He still, however, said that the embassy was part of Obama's administration, and therefore the president was ultimately responsible.

"It's their administration," said Romney. "Their administration spoke. The president takes responsibility not just for the words that come his mouth but also from the words of his ambassador's, from his administration, from his embassies, from his State Department. They clearly sent mixed messages to the world, and the statement that came from the administration, and the embassy is the administration."

Romney also criticized Obama for showing a "lack of clarity" on foreign policy -- a charge that has been frequently leveled at Romney himself.
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