[quote]quote:Did you even read the full article? This is why you can't be taken seriously. I did. And those who own property or collect rent, fees for a service, or fees for use of a good are not a drain on society. In fact, they actually contribute to the economy. To claim that they are a "drain" is insane. Regardless of what drivel you wish to believe....[/quote
There ya go...the beginning of the Cyprian mindset move to confiscate personal savings. All disregarding the fact that those who do indeed own rental property...PAID FOR IT in a free-market, goods and services economy. More demonization of the haves.
A long time ago, when I stayed stoned and ridiculed the greedy 'man' in their monkey suits, I really believed this line. Until...I lived for a while and interacted with BOTH the haves and the have nots. Guess what. A lot of have nots...have not...because they SUCK! It's mostly the successful folk that you can trust to be fair and honest. Though there are exploitative Capitialist rogues; even they continue to amaze me, in that (assuming they exist) they haven't pulled the plug on the Socialist Obama. That I AM surprised by.
That said...there is a ton of money laying around, that would and could be invested for a mostly altruistic and minimal gain...IF the investors RESPECTED those whom they are expected to invest in. That's a big part of the problem. Slackers...period. I know...my family has it's share.