It's only right.
Imagine living in a cardboard box on main street, people are stepping on you, ignoring you, even spitting on you!
Would you want that?
You would want support and help.
People who are wealthier or at least very comfortable with money should help, because they have the resources to do so.
Rich people should absolutely help poor people. Poor people should help rich people. Everybody is always trying to help each other. I think the goal of a successful person is always to help himself and as many other people that he can at all times. That should be what we do as society, help each other out.
yes, I think when rich people help poor people it only benefits our society. Not all poor people are that way because they are lazy or choose to be. Sometimes people fall on hard times and need a helping hand to get back on their feet. Asking the rich to pay higher taxes is a way to help with this.
I think they should. They owe it to society because they are more well off than most people. Also, many rich folk started off poor and worked their way to the top. By giving back to society, they are remaining humble and remembering their roots. I think that the rich should do it out of the goodness of their hearts as well, and not because they want a tax write-off at the end of the year from all the charities they contribute to.
Moving forward mainly includes education for all. Wealthy children often live in good neighborhoods with good schools, which causes them to go on to good, competitive colleges and pay for it with ease. Poor children often grow up in less nice neighborhoods with poor schools that don't give them the same basic education that the rich children get. This causes them to go to more lowly-ranked colleges because they weren't given the proper education as a child and their parents aren't able to help them pay for the really good colleges. As a society, how are we expected to advance without the education that could be paid for with the money of the rich?
Help those in need. Those who find reasons not to help the poor usually dont know how it is to be poor, once a person is poor it is hard to come out of it. I was homeless in LA skid row and now am going to college and i know that it is very hard and most young people there wish someone would help them and when someone does it meens the world. Random acts of kindness are wonderful. Even when i had next to nothing i still always helped others, prolly why im still alive.
Each person in the world wants to live. If a person have a physical injure we should help them. Some people think that they should earn money themselves but it isn't right. If they cant ? If someone have a lot of money why he can not spend it to help someone.
What if the poor would became rich the rich would became poor. The rich that became poor would be begging for money and would die. Die because they never felt this kind of pain would there kids blame the for being poor YES because they are brats. They get every thing handed to the.
The rich need to help those they have taken from, the poor. Right now the poor are suffering because of the large decrease in money they receive where as the rich receive almost 10 times more than the poor. None of this helps the economy because the government is having to care for the poor causing the country (USA) to have complications, plus the fact that we're already trillions of dollars into debt won't help our situation.
What if they were in that situation. They would want someone to help them. Also they would be considered a bad person, and no one wants to be that. So rich people should help the poor because they could get some thing back. So I think they should consider being a good person.
Not everyone is able to get rich. Some people are born on the streets. Some times people don't get a proper chance in life and are pushed away to the streets. The rich have millions the poor have pennies. Have anyone even thought about how wrong things could have been for those people. Its just wrong.
Around fifty percent of the world live on two dollars fifty a day and eighty percent on less than ten dollars therefore that twenty percent of the world that live on more than ten dollars should be helping the other eighty percent of the world to live on more than ten dollars
The rich people know that children are born into poverty everyday they say the universe provides not for everyone. Most were able to go to good schools and have extended family. If you had to save a life would you look in their wallet first? Just help out, seriously some poor people are stuck. Look at the cost of a car compared to how much they are allowed on welfare on car break down puts them back in the system. Please consider the struggle it takes to walk my poor used clothes wearing body onto a campus with rich people. I have the ability but I do not have the coach or prada bags.It takes so much more work for a poor person to leave the system than you would think. Just try living on food stamps for a month. If you constantly donate your money to the ARTS and the Private colleges think of how poor the poor people will stay. Just pick a couple people off the streets anywhere and help them buy a car and they will not do you wrong. Keep charity personal.
God knows if I had someone to help me I would not consider stealing or prostitiution or anything that goes against my morals but theres actually nothing left for people like me. There are no other options for gettting out of poverty. Its not like I want to be wealthy I just want to get off the system.
I am amazed at how unwise people have become in this world. I have studied history and read literature of the past many times. It is clear to me that today's generation are detached from the wisdom that has been handed down for many generations. Their idea of intelligence is based on academics and personal success, which of course is nothing more than a perception, not a truth.
The wisest people in the world care more about people than money. They are more than likely to spend their time helping others with their own hands instead of focusing on ways to grow money. For anyone to see true value in money is a sign that they aren't wise at all. So the more rich they become, the further away from truth they are. And all the things they promote with their wealth are meaningless and unwise as well. Look around you. People care more about their expensive smartphone than the poor family across town. We have poor people hanging out in the streets in our town. My wife and I go out of our way to help them, even though we are very limited in our abilities. But the important thing is that we sacrifice all that is possible. And in comparison to the wealthy people, we give up more than any rich man. Just to help a forsaken soul.
Rich people need to be brought down several pegs. There should be ZERO rich people. Because history has shown that as long as the rich exist, the poor exist. Personal wealth KILLS wisdom. It is why wisdom has always been found amongst poverty. Therefore, the only class should be one not far above poverty. In other words, slightly below that of modern middle class beliefs. People are far too materislistic. And its the rich people's fault. It is the fault of those who promote the rich. The media is a prime example.
Remember the family who lived on the small farm that was handed down from many generations? Then they got run out of their home so a road could run through. What got built? What got destroyed? That's the difference between the rich people and the HONEST people. The rich aren't wise at all because they can't control their selfish greed for "progress". And concept that is NEVER fullfilled. And it never will be with money. Wisdom is the answer to all things. And you can't buy it with money around.
If every one helped each other the world would be a better place to live. People all over the country have money worries everyday and people feel depressed and it would be a lot easier if someone could give them some help and support, the queen has enough money to end poverty worldwide but asks for a handout to pay for heating to heat her palace up... If she helped people then I think others will follow.
The rich people should help poverty and little children who are starving to death, everyone in this world is special, the only difference between the rich and the poor is money. Me and my mum are trying hard to help the poor children on other countries and to give money to charity, the only problem is we don't trust the charities because the money we could be giving could be going to terrorists attacks.
Because poor people also have the right to live with technology and if they are poor for their fault then they should be given a 2nd chance to stand up and they should be helped by rich people as people should help them in starting their business or giving them work.
Because there is a lot of luck to becoming rich and others are less fortunate. Often a sense of entitlement arises with people thinking they have worked hard for their money and deserve it whereas others don't etc. But no one rich and powerful has got there on their own...Think about the school teachers who taught you, medical staff who treated you, strangers who looked out for you, people who grew food for you or made your clothes, policed the streets. Giving back to the society that helped you is only fair and will also make you feel good. A giving person is a happy person.
We are people of one Nation - that means every human on this World is our brother.
The reason that we live in different countries, have different language and different color of skin do not give us right to decide who will leave and who will die. Thank you!
Wealthy people have been treated very well by life. I do not believe that they should ever be forced to give away any of their wealth to the poor, but that they do have sort of a moral obligation to help them. Someone who has tons of excess money SHOULD use it to help out those less fortunate, but again, they should not be required to.
"The poor people all deserve to be poor" WHAT??? WHY??? Because they had the unfortune of being laid off???? "Wealth is meant to be earned, not given." I'm pretty sure "help" also qualifies as donations yah know, not giving them thousands of dollars. But the kicker is this: "NO! That would be socialist." I have heard this crap so many times ,what is wrong with this "socialism"?? We're being fair and charitable!! By this same logic, charities are socialist organizations. Ohmagurd.
While rich people should help poor people it is not their job to do so. If they wish to do so that is their choice however it should be just that - a choice.
It is all good and well to shift all the responsibility to other people but how does that improve the situation.
We live in the developed world where it is possible to make a life for your self starting from nothing. If you want to live well then you put in the effort and the hardwork and you reap the rewards later. You don't rely on other hard workers to support you.
The poor people of the world is government fault. Those government need to come out with a plan to help their own people. Second, poor people need to use birth control in order not to slave their own children in poverty. They need to do more for themselves, such as getting an education and a job to improve themselves. Nobody is responsible to help the ¨poor¨, we need to define who are the poors, everybody is poor in this world. Rich people (most of them) have obtained their wealth either by hard work or by administrating their money carefully, few of them are just crook (politicians).
As a young and poor person I do not believe I should get handouts. I expected having a good degree from a good university would save me but I was wrong. It is not for other rich strangers to bail me out. If they were smart and hard working enough why should they pay for my misjudgment. The fault is with the government who assumed university education is the key to all woes. Some jobs don't need a degree and a life of debt that richer people should pay for. Also over a generation hand outs have produced laziness and a sense of entitlement, (in hopefully a minority) I'm ashamed to know girls who would rather sit at home n have kids for benefits than get a job. However if you once earned well and payed taxes then it's fair to be helped in hardship when you put in to your society years before. Also agree with rewarding the mid income population stated in an opinion previously.
I do not agree that rich people should help poor people. Poor people are poor for a reason, likewise with the wealthy. The poor people all deserve to be poor because otherwise, they would be wealthy. There should be no reason for a wealthy person to help a poor person, unless the wealthy person is offering a job to the poor person so they can earn money themselves. Wealth is meant to be earned, not to be given.
While I do believe in Distribution of Wealth among the populous of the United States, it should be recognized that many people that are now rich, once had nothing. What the United States needs is a stronger middle class that is REWARDED with raises, not given money for no apparent reason. If someone is motivated to earn money at any cost, it greatly improves our economy. If someone is to be given money it greatly weakens our work force. While I don't think the gap between rich and poor should be as large as it is, it is essential that we have a stronger workforce rather than more money to share.
I grew up poor and I can honestly say that the majority of the poor are lazy or become so dependant on the government that they are incapable of helping themselves. They have become less human. Besides, helping them would victimize them. They need to learn to help themselves.
People have a right to the products of their work (derived from the principle of property rights). If they earn an income on what they produce then they have the sole right to every penny of that income. It makes no difference whether you are poor or rich. It is your income. No one else has a right to it. Therefore, it is a choice, not a duty to help anyone, irrespective of their financial status. It does not make you a better or a worse person if you don't participate in charity.
Coercive taking of income (e.g. taxation) is unethical and immoral. Funding of services should be done using voluntary contributions.
The rich have earned their living almost all the time. They worked their way to the top and have enough to worry about without having to stage handouts.
This is not saying that oprah should quit philanthropy. Charity is great. However, the rich already pay more in tax then the poor and have to pay so much. This is not saying the poor deserve to be poor (though some do, as they lose their money gambling or drug dealing) nor that the rich shouldnt help the poor, it would be good if they did. But forcing them to is ridiculous.
Most of the rich people have earned their money. They used their minds for their own benefit. One can't follow economic egalitarianism. Then the people who work hard and the people who are bums, both will get the same pay. If the rich want to help due to "humanitarian reasons" and "moral duty", then they can. But if they have worked for it, they have no obligation to help people in need.
The poor aren't entitled to help from the rich. They have no right to blame the rich either. As for the third world countries, the starving children can only blame their parents for bringing them into the world when they cannot provide for them. I am not going to spare even 1 USD for idiots like that. Yeah, sex feels good but the consequences are yours.
People very often are jerks, both poor and rich. It's ridiculous to say that the rich HAVE TO help the poor, just because they are poor. I personally only help GOOD people, those who I know and respect.
A rich person who makes $400,000 a year pays $140,000 (35%) before deductions.
A poor person making $14,000 a year pays next to nothing. In other words the rich person just paid what the average Joe or Jane would make in 10 years.
Who is contributing more to society? Why don't poor people actually try contributing to something greater than themselves for a change.
47 million people are on food stamps. Why should the wealthy have to pay to feed those people? They have their own families to worry about and have worked hard to get where they are in life. Don't get mad at them because they decided to forgo having children before they were financially able to and instead opted to get an education and work their way up to the top.
If you don't make living wages at your minimum wage job then get another job. It's that simple.