frrostedman wrote:Do you feel the same way about all the people in the lower class? Or do you support the vast majority of them, who have all the free time in the world to do what they want, while the government sends them checks every month.
What is there to do when you have no money? I don't support scroungers and people who make no effort, but when hardworking people are struggling just to survive, especially where health care is involved, then there is a problem.
Any system can be abused, and people will abuse it, and we need to hit the lazy non-workers hard, but for those honestly looking for work and failing to find it, and for those in unfortunate situations, of course they need support, and if there are people out there literally with such vast amounts of money they could not spend even if they wanted to, I have no problem with hitting them harder.
You make out that money earned is equal to the work put it. Did Zuckerberg do 3 trillions worth of hard work? No, he just had a good idea, executed it well, and got lucky. Right time, right place, right idea etc.
Does Trump work harder than a husband doing two jobs just to feed his family? I doubt it.
frrostedman wrote:Should a retired person who is capable of working, but stays home and collects retirement income, should that person cut a check to the poor?
The retired have paid their dues.
frrostedman wrote:Anyway, back to your point. The vast majority of wealthy people worked for it. And I'll also add that the vast majority of poor people are capable of working their way out of poverty but choose not to.
You're looking at the real extremes. Sure, many poor people can work their way out of poverty and manage to survive, living in a house and eating food off a plate instead of out of a bin, but they will still struggle. The distribution of wealth will still be all out of proportion, the system is FUBAR, as they say.
"All of our behavior can be traced to biological events about which we have no conscious knowledge: this has always suggested that free will is an illusion."
- Sam Harris