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Marie150 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 10:01 AM
Anyone that demonizes hard work leading to wealth accumulation is a nutcase.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 10:39 AM
shubi_ Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 10:57 AM
True Conservative! Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 11:07 AM
Have an attention problem, doc?
Younger Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 11:16 AM
Doc may be a reading comprehension problem.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 11:17 AM
I guess it all depends on how you define hard work though. It has been my experience over the years that the harder you have to work the less you make. That holds for manual labor jobs and so called "desk" jobs.
shubi_ Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 11:40 AM
So, the less you work the more you make is the corollary, eh Royboy?
ericynot Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:06 PM
Roy,

I'd say you've made it when you're satisfied with what you have, whether you're homeless or a billionaire.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 3:22 PM
Anyone on the left who thinks their employer should turn over their business to the workers or to the government to run.
Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 3:25 PM
So if you really are a doctor (whether medical or PhD), do you think you have earned your title? Did you work for the money to put yourself through school to get your degree? So if you are entitled to everything you earn as a result of your hard work, then why wouldn't the businessman who starts out working for someone else, saves, then buys his own store, struggles for a while then grows the one store into a chain? Isn't he just as entitled to be CEO of the corporation with a large salary as you are to whatever you make as a doctor? Why should the businessman lose everything he worked for and built to satisfy his communist workers?
Joseph64 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 3:26 PM
Exactly. it is not for the government to decide when someone has earned "too much", that is for the individual to decide for himself.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 3:38 PM
So you sit home on your hands doing nothing eh and sucking off the government and taxpayers.

The fiscal cliff is over. And it turns out it was just a reality TV show that was devoid of reality. Taxes are going up on everyone. Make sure you check your paycheck, because you’re included too, not just the dirty, rotten rich.

Now that Fiscal Cliff, the TV show has been cancelled, Wall Street is back to concentrating on the normal cliffs they usually worry about: the earnings cliff, the interest rate cliff, the money printing cliff (QE4EVER! <3 <3) and whatever other cliffs that worried traders can dream up for gullible journalists to write about.

I always...