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Forum Post: To: Wealthy people Re: Keep your money

Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 11, 2011, 7:54 p.m. EST by April (3196)
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Open letter to all wealthy individuals and corporations.

Dear Wealthy Citizens and Corporations, This is to notify you that, as far as I am concerned, you can keep your money. I have gotten the impression lately that you are extraordinarily worried about other people taking your money somehow.

Please, by all means, KEEP YOUR MONEY. More to the point, keep your money out of our government. It is extremely unfair to the rest of us that you continue to buy your representation in government. Because, sadly, some of our elected officials, are not paying enough attention to the wants and needs of the other 99% of your fellow citizens.

Yours truly, your fellow citizen, April



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[-] 1 points by atki4564 (1259) from Lake Placid, FL 12 years ago

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[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 12 years ago

seems reasonable to me

[-] 1 points by Mets (53) 12 years ago

I don't feel that keeping their money is best thing for this economy. They should be pressured to pay fair salaries and create more jobs with their fortunes instead of hording them.

Don't get me wrong I'm behind what your saying... but we have one of the most uneven distributions of wealth in the world and part of that is because the super uber wealthy have been hording all their wealth, not paying their fair share in taxes, and not creating more jobs.

[-] 1 points by stray (219) from Philadelphia, PA 12 years ago

On one hand, you're right... the economy won't bounce back until wages go up and the middle class starts growing again rather than shrinking, and can spend again...

But on the other hand, you can't necessarily legislate that. The best you can do is is point it out over and over until everyone gets it.

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 12 years ago

stray, see my reply below. And let me know what you think. April

[-] 1 points by April (3196) 12 years ago

I believe we should fight for our fair and equal representation in our government above all else. There are many problems in our country, economy being just one of them. We can best solve these problems when our government is listening to the voices of all people. Not just the 1%

[-] 1 points by stray (219) from Philadelphia, PA 12 years ago

I don't think you should necessarily shy away from the distribution of wealth, but it's an issue of tightening up the message. It isn't something that should necessarily be politicized. As far as the political message, yeah, that is as far as it should go.

Capitalism isn't bad necessarily, and there really isn't any reason someone shouldn't be able to have more money than someone else. But... at the bottom of the scale you have need, further up you have accomplishment, and then at some point it becomes sport. Toying with other people's lives should really never be a game.

[-] 1 points by Mets (53) 12 years ago

I certainly agree with that.

[-] 1 points by chasegarcia (11) 12 years ago

nice post.

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[-] 1 points by April (3196) 12 years ago

I understand. I guess I was just trying to make the point that it's not always about them and their money. There are much bigger issues than whether or not they might get a little tax increase or something!