Who's lazier, the poor or the rich?

Posted by: retrogamer176

http://www.alternet.org/economy/robert-reich-rich-dont-work-anymore-working-poor-people

  • Poor

  • Rich

48% 16 votes
52% 17 votes
  • You don't get to much by being lazy. Spend a day with a rich person who isn't retired yet, you'll see they are always GO GO GO.

    Posted by: Wylted
  • They would be rich if they weren't so lazy.

  • If you are poor it's cause your too lazy to work hard. People are rich cause they worked hard to get there

  • They don't have money because they don't do anything. Rich people make money because they do something about it. They take initiative.

  • Rich people worked to get to where they are. Poor people just never bothered.

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Diqiucun_Cunmin says2015-04-02T23:54:14.8587579-05:00
There are lazy poor people, lazy rich people, hard-working poor people and hard-working rich people.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-02T23:56:26.7540928-05:00
I don't think a poor person can afford to be lazy...
komododragon8 says2015-04-03T00:12:05.6520260-05:00
Just like what diquicun_cunmin said, lots of poor and rich people work hard and others not so much
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T00:39:39.8600158-05:00
For the rich I'm talking about the people at wall street. And for the poor I'm talking about those that works minimum wage.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T00:42:07.1533274-05:00
@purelogic Inheritance?
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T00:43:11.7052998-05:00
OK, Brian You're pretty much at EVERY one of my polls and ALWAYS agree with me. Why are we not friends?
briantheliberal says2015-04-03T01:21:32.6093110-05:00
I thought we were friends.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T01:23:40.7683995-05:00
Nope, you're not on my list
briantheliberal says2015-04-03T01:28:19.0763433-05:00
We have to change that right now then, add me.
briantheliberal says2015-04-03T01:31:18.1089351-05:00
"Rich people had to get money from somewhere. It did not just appear. They actually worked for it." - No, actually most of them inherited it from daddy. The real work comes from those foreign sweatshop workers they pay a penny a day to survive.
PureLogic says2015-04-03T01:33:47.0519846-05:00
Briantheliberal, how did their daddy get the money? He worked for it. Some people do inherit money, but even they have to work to stay rich.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T01:36:01.6938584-05:00
Or, they pay the politicians to gain power and they pay those rich people back and the poor gets screwed over.
PureLogic says2015-04-03T01:40:05.3939340-05:00
A majority of rich people don't have personal politicians to give them money. Rich people are mostly doctors, lawyers, or have other high-paying jobs.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T01:41:56.3397116-05:00
That's middle class, and their being screwed as well.
PureLogic says2015-04-03T01:45:46.1871648-05:00
Most middle class people are perfectly happy. And, seriously. Not all rich people are part of a secret plan.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T01:48:08.9192641-05:00
True, not all rich people are, but the ones at wall street are.
briantheliberal says2015-04-03T02:00:32.5077424-05:00
PureLogic, do you believe Kim Kardashian is hardworking?
Episteme says2015-04-03T04:17:17.6442142-05:00
Just because an individual gains their financial standing through inheritance (which by the way can only be received upon the original owners death) does not mean that the individual is lazy or not lazy. There is no logical connection. Too many people are jumping to the conclusion that they are. There is actually a distribution of physical and mental exertion. A janitor does not need to know how to negotiate with large businesses while a CEO does not need to know how to clean his office. Also, CEO's, CMO's, and CFO's are the highest paid members of a corporation because of the mental stresses that they go through. They bring their work home with them at times as well. A janitor doesn't need to. (To be clear, both roles are important for a successful business. I'm not putting down janitors. It is a difficult job in itself, but it doesn't have the mental stresses other jobs would have. Nor does it require an individual to take their work home with them.) Bankers and stock brokers are not representative of those who are 'rich'. The richest people in the world own telecommunication, personal computer companies, and other energy companies. Bill Gates didn't gain it through inheritance. Just because his family was well off doesn't mean that he was inevitably going to end up being as wealthy as he is today.
Wylted says2015-04-03T07:23:46.3220977-05:00
Rich people will typically work 12-16 hour days with no days off while poor people will work either non or merely 5 eight hour days.
MrFox says2015-04-03T09:32:47.3240742-05:00
It's different per person. There's way too much variety in both groups to say anything sensible. @retrogamer176: The idea is that poor people get their money through government support.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T13:38:58.3314323-05:00
@wylted @rhodesia79 @futurepresident2048 @mister_man SO the people who works 2 full time minimum wage jobs but still cannot afford basic necessities are lazy?
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T13:39:43.1028583-05:00
@wylted where did you get those numbers?
scots says2015-04-03T13:56:11.1696635-05:00
It depends on the person
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T14:04:12.2680035-05:00
@scots I'm talking about on average
Mister_Man says2015-04-03T14:10:21.5392883-05:00
Oh those few examples? They aren't lazy in the sense that they work a lot, they're lazy in the sense that they don't make an attempt to advance in their company or find a better job. On average, poor people tend to be more lazy than the rich, considering the rich made a huge effort to move up the ladder, whereas the poor are usually "comfortable" where they are, so they don't make as much of an attempt to move up.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T14:16:25.2954247-05:00
@mister_man OR, they cannot afford to leave their jobs. And what rick person actually does the hard work that poor people do? The answer is simple: Make the minimum wage a living wage, and maybe they can afford to try and move up.
Mister_Man says2015-04-03T14:41:32.5759242-05:00
I have several friends who worked at McDonald's and ended up taking a night school course with only the money they earned from McD's and ended up getting office jobs, or actually starting small businesses. You don't have to quit your job to find another. Opportunities are everywhere. I take it we live in different parts of the world, as where I'm from, minimum wage is $10.25/hr. Rich people don't just graduate high school and become a lawyer without passing the bar, they also have to work for it. They work part time at a minimum wage job, go to school full time or part time, and after spending countless hours and money, they're awarded a job based on the post-secondary education that they spent time money on. A lawyer doesn't become a lawyer out of high school. A CEO doesn't become a CEO after taking a business oriented night course and getting 60%. Lots of hard work goes into owning a company or having the luxury of billing your own hours. Lawyers that I know and work with work upwards of 14 hours a day, and bill for around 6 of those hours. Sure, they make $2,000 or more in that day, which most people would consider ridiculous and easy to make in comparison to $80 in an 8 hour day, but there's so much more mental stress and durability and reliability and it even wears on you physically. The only way I'd say rich people are lazy is if they inherit everything and don't do a single thing other than laze around and spend it.
retrogamer176 says2015-04-03T14:54:48.6647679-05:00
Where I live the minimum wage is $8.05 an hour. $8.05 an hour is not a living wage. You're lucky, you have a living minimum wage.

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