• Being born rich

    I do believe that people that have worked hard should keep their money. Besides rich people owning rich companies sell products which make people pay a lot of taxes so that countries can help the poor. But what really bugs me is that there are lots of people who were just lucky being born into a rich family. They simply get a high class diploma bought and inherit the parents company while others struggle to get basic education. Look at Europe where public schools and Unis are the status quo and no one really needs to worry about student loans, also they tax the wealthy way more. I think that's a much better concept than the one in the us.

  • Yes, they do.

    Far too many people struggle to get by for basic essentials. Yet, the richest in our society can do whatever they want and not have to worry about the essentials. For most people, keeping a roof over their head is extremely difficult. Yet, the richest keep the money holed away in their mansions and foreign homes. This further creates a wealth divide. It is absolutely scandalous and it is only a matter of time before more people start to demand a tax on the wealthiest. It is only fair.

  • No purpose to having too much wealth

    The very rich can't do anything with their money as they can't spend it as they have everything and they can't give it away as there is no point in having it in the first place if they just give it away.

    Also money goes round and round rather then being produced more in terms of quantity so the more a few people have most of the money the less for the rest of humanity.

  • There is such a thing as too much.

    If you have more money than you can spend in a lifetime, then you have too much money. Nobody needs that much money and certainly no one should want to have that much money. This isn't about a socialist, anti-liberal agenda, it's about a common sense of decency and of equality. I don't think everyone is the same and that we should all live identical lives, but it certainly isn't right that some people have billions of dollars while others are barely scraping by, working double shifts and three jobs and still not able to afford basic needs, especially in the US which is by far the wealthiest country in the world. Why should so many people go hungry while others get to fly their private jets to their private islands, just because at some point, someone in their family got lucky? We are all in this planet together, with limited resources and limited time. It's not a matter of whether or not someone should have the right to stop you from achieving your potential, it's about looking within ourselves and asking ourselves: why should any of us ever want to have so much? Why do we need billions of dollars for our personal use? What determines what we deserve? Let's take for example Steve Jobs, since someone already brought him up. He was worth somewhere around 70 billion dollars when he died. I don't think people quite understand how much money that is, but it is more money than the GDP of over 100 countries in the world. That's kind of disgusting. The richest 80 people in the world have more money than the poorest 3.6 billion people in the world (40 of these people are American). So yes, I do think that there is such a thing as too much, and we should all feel like there is such a thing as too much. It is not healthy to believe that we are entitled to whatever we want. I don't think it is healthy to believe we are entitled to anything at all. The concept of "I earned this" and "I deserve this" is made up. It's an excuse used by the rich sold to us all this time so that we don't revolt and they can continue to get richer with our permission, and worse, our endorsement. Yes it is true that we buy products, but how is it determined who gets all the money? A lot of things went into the making of the iPhone. The engineers aren't billionaires. The factory workers certainly aren't. I'm not saying the idea isn't important and certainly worth a lot, but billions of dollars? Why?

  • Over-load, money talks

    The rich make it hard for the lower class to feel supported especially if they are struggling. Lower class and middle class are treated with less respect because of the money, there are people starving and charities in need, yet they have tons of money they could have. Its bad.

  • Yes, that's how they stay rich.

    The rich have so much money they don't even know what to do with it. Of course, people would be saying things like, how about share it with the poor? But obviously the rich will never throw away money, because that's their hard earned money we're talking about.

    So,what do most rich people like to do with their money? Use the money to make more money.

  • The rich are rich because we buy their crap.

    The richest people/families in the world are rich because they sold products that people chose to buy. Every day average folks took that money out of their pockets and gave it freely and willingly to them. If the poor and middle class weren't standing in line for an over priced iPhone, taking their extra cash to buy a Brady jersey or puffing on malboro cigs and instead saved a little the discrepancy wouldn't be what it is. Unfortunately most people care more about appearing to have money and are willing to give away what little they do have to those they claim have too much. If someone makes money at the point of a gun they can be said to have too much money, if millions of morons hand it over then they have exactly what they deserve.

  • They have the money they earned.

    Well, being rich is the very definition having more money than almost everyone else, which I suppose is too much money. But I disagree with the question because it reeks of a Socialist agenda and seems to promote class envy. The rich have the money they obtained through a combination of luck, talent and timing -- surprisingly, not much different from those of us who aren't rich. They are no less deserving of their fortune than I am of my small nest egg.

  • No, that's an anti-liberty; player hating argument

    NO WAY,,,you can never have too much money...What does anyone else care how much you have so long as you are not stealing it or harming people to get it...Work hard and enjoy life,,,don't let player hating liberals make you feel like you have too much,,,they just don't have enough so their jealous

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