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For all those who fancy themselves as being in step with the Occupy movement, and all those who advocate wealth redistribution, and those who believe socialism/communism is the way to go: If you worship at the feet of Big Government, the late Soviet dictator Josef Stalin described you aptly! To him, you were “useful idiots.”

If you think you have not advanced in life to the point that you are satisfied with your position, and it’s someone else’s fault, I have news for you: Most likely the fault lies within yourselves, because like most of us, you were not willing to do the hard things necessary to attain your goals – provided you had any to begin with!

So now you expect to have access to someone else’s wealth simply because you feel someone has to do for you, and you are entitled! If this is your mind-set, then you are a true Democrat! The party has for years stressed those most undesirable human traits of greed and envy, and played them for political gain. They have disguised and hidden their own wealth while calling vociferously for attacks on the wealthy.

Nancy Pelosi is an outstanding example of this hypocritical behavior. She and her husband are multimillionaires, yet she invokes the familiar Democrat message of class envy while castigating the wealthy, and hiding the fact of her own obscene wealth hoping you won’t notice! I am not troubled by what someone else has, but their blatant hypocrisy is disgusting!

Probably every Democrat in Congress, and the president, are at least millionaires, sometimes using information gained from their position to obtain wealth. Yet class envy is their game, and they play it as if they were themselves penniless!

Robert Smock

Hephzibah

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specsta
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specsta 01/29/12 - 03:26 am
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Is there any point to having

Is there any point to having wealth unless it is used to help someone less fortunate? Seriously, what is the point of having millions of dollars just to accumulate wealth? That seems like the most asinine thing in the world.

If you die a rich man or rich woman, you have essentially failed. Those blessings were placed in your hand to provide opportunities to others, to help someone in need and make their life a little easier, to invest in someone's dream.

But our society is so greed-filled and selfish, we only try to accumulate as much as possible. We buy the biggest house and the most expensive cars and the finest clothes and the fanciest champagne. And still that's not enough. We will even cheat, deceive, undermine, lie, kill and steal to have even more. For what???

None of us will take even one penny with us when we breathe our last breath. If we have untold riches, and never even tried to give some of it away to the needy, we can only be described as degenerates.

There is Biblical parable that talks about a rich man who produced an abundant crop. He wondered what he would do with all the grain, and instead of using the extra resources to help feed the poor, he decided to tear down all of the old barns and build new ones to fill them up with the grain. His attitude was to keep it all for himself and to "eat, drink and be merry".

Bu God called the man a fool, because that very night his life would be required of him. And then who would get his riches?

God called the man a fool because he was more concerned about his possessions than being rich toward God.

And so it is. I believe that people are given wealth for no other reason other than to help someone else with it. And most folks fail that test miserably.

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Craig Spinks 01/29/12 - 03:39 am
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(S)pecsta, Whatever happened

(S)pecsta,

Whatever happened to "It's better to give than to receive," to WWJD and to civic-mindedness?

Techfan
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Techfan 01/29/12 - 06:47 am
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Once again, just because you

Once again, just because you CAN write a LTE every 30 days doesn't mean you HAVE TO.

southernguy08
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southernguy08 01/29/12 - 07:57 am
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First, Dems always play the
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First, Dems always play the same old class warfare card because they have no new ideas. AA's and other minorities have been so brainwashed that they ALWAYS vote Democratic, even though the party's sorry history, especially here in the south, always seems to elude them. Second, SPECSTA, if it is your wealth, WHO IS TO SAY HOW YOU USE IT? Did government get this wealth for you? Doubtful, government doesn't create anything, it just spends what creative people earn. You know..."redistributing the wealth."

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 01/29/12 - 08:00 am
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The last suit does not have

The last suit does not have any pockets.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/29/12 - 08:23 am
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spectsta, since you believe

spectsta, since you believe whole-heartedly that all that have any money should share,please send me $100,000 because i don't have any money. If you are not going to follow your own advice,please refrain from giving it.

carcraft
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carcraft 01/29/12 - 08:50 am
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Copperhead- Liberals seldom

Copperhead- Liberals seldom follow thier own advice. They talk about people having to pay thier fair share then you have folks like Rangle, Gaitner, etc (I believe there are well over one Congressional and White House staffers that are deliquent on taxs) Then we have John Kerry trying to get out of paying taxes on his luxury yatch. On Global warming, the liberals jet around etc in private jets leaving a carbon foot print we could only dream about. Obama and His wife take seperate jets on vacations , fly to New York on date night etc.. With Liberals it is do as I say not as I do! Look at how much Romney gives to charity compared to Biden! Also remember it really isn't about giving or doing good it is about controlling how the wealth is spent and expanding government. If you don't want wastful programs like gifts to the wealth starting green energy scams like the battery company that just went bankrupt owned by the wealthy Russian (one of the wealthest one hundred occupants of the world)you are greedy and failing to follow Bibilical principals! That battery company got over $124 million dollars in tax payers money.

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 01/29/12 - 08:44 am
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"If you die a rich man or

"If you die a rich man or rich woman, you have essentially failed. Those blessings were placed in your hand to provide opportunities to others, to help someone in need and make their life a little easier, to invest in someone's dream" (specsta).

Let's not confuse voluntary giving with governmental confiscation and redistribution. "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver" (2 Corinthians 9:7 English Standard Version).

Please note the steps to giving cheerfully. First, decide, choose, or determine what persons, causes, or charities to give to. Second, give whatever amount seems appropriate for the cause.

Ever notice how people dislike paying money to the government? They see no good or useful purpose to much of what the government does with their money.

Even Obama-friendly Democrats don't voluntarily give to the government. Take Warren Buffett, for instance. Although he could've donated his billions to support government programs, he chose to donate his money to Bill and Melinda Gates' charity, and he probably was happy to do that.

Many conservatives make charitable donations on a smaller scale. Some of us conservatives might enjoy giving to the government if so much of the money weren't used to line the pockets of corrupt politicians or to bankroll boondoggles such as Solyndra.

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bigrob 01/29/12 - 08:46 am
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Mitt Romney gave 42% of his

Mitt Romney gave 42% of his income to charity in 2010, while Obama gave less than 1%.

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carcraft 01/29/12 - 09:02 am
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Fundamental Arminian- Obama's

Fundamental Arminian- Obama's latest "green energy" boodogle is the ENRY1 battery company. Obama touted his partnership with a high tech battery company, during the state of the union adress. This was it. The company recieved a $6 million ear mark from Luger and $118 million from the department of energy. One of the major owner's of the parent company is a wealthy Russian , one of the top 75 weathist people in the world. If you don't want your tax dollars going to garbage like this then you are just greedy and not following Biblical principals! http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-backed-electric-car-battery...

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Riverman1 01/29/12 - 09:03 am
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There's another factor with

There's another factor with this idea of taxing the rich more. Democrats often point to past levels of taxation and ask why can't we do that again. The problem is back then money had much more value. Taxing those who make a couple a couple of hundred thousand today is like taxing those who made fifty thousand a couple of decades ago.

Have you ever wondered why Buffet, Soros and other super rich want to increase the taxes on anyone making more than a couple of hundred thousand a year? It's because they want to maintain the status quo in our society, to keep everyone else content with them maintaining their super wealth.

They want to prevent up and coming capitalists and hard working people from entering their domain while keeping the peasants appeased thinking the rich are being soaked while the super rich are smiling.

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Techfan 01/29/12 - 09:16 am
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bigrob:Math??????? The Obamas

bigrob:Math??????? The Obamas gave 14.2% to charity in 2010. Romney earned over $21 million in 2010 and had around $7 million in charitable contributions total for 2010 AND 2011. Please explain how that equals 42%?????????

bjphysics
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bjphysics 01/29/12 - 09:24 am
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Mongo no do math, Mongo only

Mongo no do math, Mongo only pawn in game of life.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKRma7PDW10

Techfan
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Techfan 01/29/12 - 09:28 am
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I think bigrob got confused

I think bigrob got confused on his numbers. Romney earned around $42 million total for 2010 and 2011. That's the only place I can figure he got the 42 number.

copperhead
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copperhead 01/29/12 - 09:29 am
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Techfan,just because you have

Techfan,just because you have an opinion,doesn't mean you should express it!

Techfan
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Techfan 01/29/12 - 09:36 am
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Pot meet kettle. You want to

Pot meet kettle. You want to argue with facts, or just make nasty posts?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 01/29/12 - 09:46 am
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Techfan said, "Pot meet

Techfan said, "Pot meet kettle. You want to argue with facts, or just make nasty posts?"

Hey, both can be a little fun at times. His point was Romney has given about a zillion dollars to charity while Obama has given little.

In a few years, Obama is going to end up like that radio guy with the golden voice they found on the street. (MY nasty post.)

copperhead
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copperhead 01/29/12 - 09:46 am
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Techfan,i was just repeating

Techfan,i was just repeating your advice to the letter writer. Weren't you saying the writer should keep his opinion to himself in your 5:47 a.m. post?

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madgerman 01/29/12 - 09:50 am
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Do people "give" to charity?
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Do people "give" to charity? Or is it a transfer of tax exempt money? I always thought a gift was something given with NO expectation of return. I say stop all the deductions and then we would actually see who "contributes" to charity. BTW remember, capitol gains are not really taxed as income. I wonder why my whopping $1.95 in interest from savings isn,t considered capitol gains?

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Riverman1 01/29/12 - 09:56 am
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Madgerman, well, the tens of

Madgerman, well, the tens of millions that go to charity certainly leave Romney's bank account. He doesn't pay taxes on it because it's gone. But didn't y'all say he only pays 15% a year in taxes? He could have paid that 15% and kept 85%, but he decided to give it to charity. That's a bad thing?

copperhead
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copperhead 01/29/12 - 09:56 am
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Techfan,how is it a "nasty

Techfan,how is it a "nasty post" when i give you the SAME advice that you gave to the writer of the letter?

Fundamental_Arminian
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Fundamental_Arminian 01/29/12 - 10:14 am
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>>Do people "give" to

>>Do people "give" to charity? Or is it a transfer of tax exempt money? I always thought a gift was something given with NO expectation of return. I say stop all the deductions and then we would actually see who "contributes" to charity. BTW remember, capitol gains are not really taxed as income. I wonder why my whopping $1.95 in interest from savings isn,t considered capitol gains? (madgerman)<<

My charitable donations are aimed at doing good. I would give even if I got no deduction. If I didn't like any charity, I wouldn't donate anything for a deduction, because the tax dollars saved amount to only a fraction of the ones donated.

I don't like having to declare my donations to the IRS. According to Jesus, our donations should be made in secret so that our heavenly Father, who sees in secret, will reward us openly (Matthew 6:1-4). I'd prefer to have a consumption tax without any credit for charitable donations.

I think you meant to say long-term capital gains are taxed differently from wages. Short-term capital gains are taxed like wages, except that wage-earners must pay the Social Security tax.

Wages, which come from hard work, ought not be taxed worse than the other forms of income.

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wondersnevercease 01/29/12 - 10:43 am
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LOL..the Silence of the
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LOL..the Silence of the Libs............................

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owensjef3 01/29/12 - 11:27 am
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I agree with Techfan's first
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I agree with Techfan's first comment, enough already. lol

You guessed it...Frank Stallone
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You guessed it...Frank Stallone 01/29/12 - 11:36 am
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Resident Super-lib defender

Resident Super-lib defender Techfan strikes again. Nothing in this written piece was false information. Political establishment doesn't discriminate based on a political party. Ask Wall Street, Dems go for the same price as Republicans.

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Bizkit 01/29/12 - 11:43 am
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I don't know but I get the

I don't know but I get the impression that many Americans are adopting a fascist mentality or narcissistic and intolerant of any beliefs but their own. Various religions offend people so they don't want to see any sign of a religion. Someone decides you have too much money and now they decide how you should spend it. Come on. America is founded on freedom-you can worship the green eyed monster, scientology or yourself, you can choose to be rich or poor and choose how to spend whatever you have. I don't think the Prez class warfare is a good idea-studies have shown since he took office the outrage between the rich and poor has almost doubled. What good is that? Neither will stand alone. The millionaires have become the mantra whereas most of the wealthy are doctors, lawyers, biotech, someone within a mile radius of where you likely live.
I love I can get up one day and join the Tea Party and another the Communist Party USA, I can go from atheist to evangelical christian or back again-now that is freedom. I could win the lottery and give it all away or spend it all frivolously on booze and women. Some have a scary mentality because they must hate freedom.

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allhans 01/29/12 - 11:45 am
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Obama touts the high tech

Obama touts the high tech industrys knowing full well that the jobs created will be filled by only those with the highest education.
He wants to help the Poor and middle class? Hah!
He wants the poor to help him keep his job, and then..poof!

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allhans 01/29/12 - 11:49 am
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If you are paying attention

If you are paying attention you will know that Romney is not rich enough to be classified as the "super-rich", that class is reserved for billionaires.

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carcraft 01/29/12 - 11:54 am
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Just a little note about

Just a little note about paying your rair share, White house staffers owe over $800,000 in back taxes. As I said, with liberals it is do as I say not as I do! http://news.investors.com/Article/599002/201201260818/obama-white-house-...

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allhans 01/29/12 - 11:59 am
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The much idolized JFK

The much idolized JFK "Democrats, of course, are permitted to be rich without fear of undue scrutiny. John F. Kennedy was wealthier than Mitt Romney, or would have been had he lived to collect his inheritance.."

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