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Forum Post: Who Says You Can't Explain It To A Child

Posted 2 years ago on Oct. 11, 2011, 7:38 p.m. EST by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT
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4 1/2 year old to father: Daddy, why are all of those people in the street? father: Because they are angry at some of the people in those buildings 4 1/2 year old: Why are they angry at them? father: Because they are not playing fair and they are not sharing

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[-] 1 points by doninsalem (74) 2 years ago

Ice cream cake has got to shared and eaten before it all melts so that everyone can enjoy it.

[-] 1 points by Permanushka (24) from Elk Creek, CA 2 years ago

Well, you have corporate socialism presently. Why should no-one complain about money being taken from the poor and middle classes, yet holler "socialism" when it's time for the money tide to reverse?

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

wake up, moron. in case it's not obvious to you, they are protesting corporate socialism and have been for a while.

[-] 1 points by FlowerChild (4) from Springfield, MA 2 years ago

I think by "sharing" the father means the 1% aren't paying there share of taxes...

[-] 1 points by FlowerChild (4) from Springfield, MA 2 years ago

I think by "sharing" the father means the 1% aren't paying there share of taxes...

[-] 1 points by apathetic (3) 2 years ago

I'm genuinely confused at this: the OWS movement claims that they simply want the 1%-ers to withdraw their political influence, which I can definitely get behind. But the idea that they are "not sharing" seems to me that people of the movement subscribe to the idea that there should be a "sharing of wealth" and that the rich are ultimately responsible for the welfare of the poor, which sounds like a great idea, but also fully subservient to the socialist ideology.

What is the goal here?

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

share - pay taxes back into the society you extracted resources and opportunity from.

[-] 1 points by chrischrischris (143) 2 years ago

But they do - they pay taxes. Income and taxes paid share a direct relationship. This is not hard to understand. The greater your income, the greater the percentage you pay in tax. Very simple.

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

no, it's not simple, we, the 1%, are not paying a high enough percentage.

[-] 1 points by chrischrischris (143) 2 years ago

What?

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

i'll try again - the direct relationship you assert is not high enough for us 1%

[-] 1 points by chrischrischris (143) 2 years ago

So you identify with this "1%" category that no one can seem to define? What is "high enough?" You know, if you really think you don't pay enough in taxes, why not stop taking deductions/exemptions/credits? Why not donate money to whichever government you feel is not taxing you "enough?"

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

me doing it alone is pointless and does not solve the problem, which is what i am interested in doing. me pledging to put my money where my mouth is to help lead and further a democratic movement does more to solve the problem

[-] 1 points by chrischrischris (143) 2 years ago

So you complain people do not pay more tax, while opting to not pay more tax. Interesting.

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

to a very simple mind, it's interesting. i complain that people are not willing to pay more tax like i am - there's a difference, try to grasp the nuance. it makes no sense for me or warren buffett to pay more tax alone. we want policy change - our payments alone do nothing to solve the problem and change policy. we are making a pledge in order to help that policy get changed - it's a strategy similar to matching donations in charitable contributions. keep at it, you'll understand some day.

[-] 1 points by chrischrischris (143) 2 years ago

Or maybe you'll understand how the tax system works one day, and you'll understand that WB pays more dollars in taxes, and a higher percentage in taxes than his secretary.

[-] 1 points by captaindoody (339) from Elizabethville, PA 2 years ago

The socialist ideology. Duh.

[-] 0 points by reaganite (100) 2 years ago

You missed the rest of what this dad says: One of the great things about childhood is that you get to learn fairness. When you are grown up, you realize that life is not fair, and that is Ok.

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

...and many become cowards who no longer can confront unfairness.

[-] 1 points by reaganite (100) 2 years ago

those who seek fairness, may get it, but they will excel less than those who seek victory

[-] 1 points by pinardilla (49) from Rochester, MN 2 years ago

The failure of the economy is a result of the reckless pursuit of victory in the financial sector.

[-] 1 points by opensociety4us (914) from Norwalk, CT 2 years ago

those who confront unfairness without the certainty of an outcome are courageous. those who run from unfairness because of the uncertain outcome are cowards. those who seek victory, just seek victory and that's about all you can say about them.