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(Gawker)   Some billionaires, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, have pledged to give away the vast majority of their fortunes to charity. Then there are the Waltons, who inherited their billions and are going to fight to keep every last dime   (gawker.com) divider line 41
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2013-09-12 02:15:20 PM
12 votes:
Of course they are subby, they don't have that much to begin with...

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2013-09-12 02:36:17 PM
11 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: doyner: I think it's pretty straightforward.

I don't think we read the same article.


Apparently when the page loaded on your computer the link sent you to an American Potatoe diatribe instead.
2013-09-12 03:51:50 PM
3 votes:
Just once I would like one of these billionaires to donate some money to my charity, the Shtetl G Foundation for the Advancement of the Procurement of Hookers and Blow.  But no,  those greedy farks want to keep their misbegotten cash.
2013-09-12 03:49:44 PM
3 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: They take advantage of tax laws...much in the same way as you and I do...and much like Gates and Buffet do.

What was the beef again?


The Waltons: Just Like Us.

/I make $7.25/hour working from home! You guyz have to check this out www.walmart.com get paid to post about how awesome the Waltons are
2013-09-12 01:52:53 PM
3 votes:
Why should we penalize such successful people?  If you want the government to have its money, have it stop helping the indigent and poor and simply leave rich people to their earnings.

/tea party logic
2013-09-12 10:11:09 PM
2 votes:
If the Waltons family had any interest in anything other than themselves, they would have returned a hefty chunk of all that excess pelf into the economy in the form of wages, education and local manufacturing concerns.  They don't.  They haven't.  They wont.

Walton mart is a one trick pony.  Buy cheap sh*t by the shipload from whoever sells the lowest, fix prices for people who want to do business with them, blow it out the door with a few clueless idiots or OAPs for a staff who can't find real jobs, let mind the hangar and ring it up, and pay them dogsh*t.

And they plan on keeping every penny of it.  It is my only hope that they don't actually figure out how much of a chunk of an entire nation you can leverage with that many IOUs and they just stuff it up their asses until they choke.

Some people think their business model makes them heroes.  I think it makes them the fat kid in the corner at the birthday party, desperately shoving the whole cake in his mouth before the other kids find out what happened to it.
2013-09-12 04:58:55 PM
2 votes:

steamingpile: it amazes me to this day how the kennedy's are so revered yet people ignore how their father was such a scumbag and was the only reason why they were rich.


My dad was a scumbag. Does that mean I can never be revered?

Come to think of it, is that why I'm  not revered already? Seriously, you people need to start with the reverence already. While I'm young, please.
2013-09-12 04:08:13 PM
2 votes:

stirfrybry: Good night, John boy.


Dammit! Can't a guy masturbate in this house??!!
2013-09-12 03:48:46 PM
2 votes:
I just want government to be so small we can drown the Waltons and anti-tax assholes in their f*cking bathtubs.
2013-09-12 07:13:52 PM
1 votes:

Fade2black: these people shiat in the streets and peddle for spare change so they can get high.


But let's stop picking on the poor CEOs.
2013-09-12 07:10:18 PM
1 votes:

rjkline: Not joking.


And therein lies your unintentional humor.  The balance of the post explains your reading comprehension level and need to call people you don't agree with names.  I, for one, am suitability impressed at the sheer volume of uninformed venom, herein.

Have a hot dog and a Coke™.

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Hard work should be rewarded.
2013-09-12 06:30:52 PM
1 votes:

bunner: "SNAP benefits are bankrupting us!"

"Don't you have like a tenth of a trillion dollars in the bank that you aren't putting back into the economy?"

"Yes and I earned it!  Selling Chinese crap to people on SNAP benefits and.. giving jobs to people on SNAP benefits that don't pay enough for them to become ineligible!"

"Ah."


To paraphrase E.J. Dionne, modern conservatism relies on the theory that the rich will work harder if we give them more, while the poor will work harder if we give them less.
2013-09-12 06:05:20 PM
1 votes:

Fade2black: BraveNewCheneyWorld: To all the "who cares" people.  Even if you don't shop at walmart, you are subsidizing their profits though taxes.  They don't pay their employees a living wage, so those employees get public benefits which are paid by you.  Walmart is a socialized retail chain with privatized profits.  It is absolutely un-American.

According to the left, that is exactly how things should be run.


Oh look how stupid you are!
2013-09-12 05:54:09 PM
1 votes:
"But.. we need to supersize our meals!  And, the boats!  The planes!  They cost a fortune!  Hush money to the parents of 9 year old Costa Rican boys!  Attorneys!  Corporate whores!  Wealth managers!  Judges and legislators!  The gardener alone wants something like 800.00 a month!  Oh, how we suffer!"
2013-09-12 05:37:46 PM
1 votes:

nosferatublue: Why do you think your customer support technicians have names like John and Mary but accents that don't quite match?


The Texas school system?
2013-09-12 05:26:35 PM
1 votes:

jayphat: WhyteRaven74: Scoop84: I just wonder if we (the taxpayers) are better off having these folks earn Wal-Mart wages than nothing.

You're presenting a rather odd dichotomy, that WalMart not only is, but if it wasn't, the people who currently work there would be working nowhere.

Phineas: The amount of OWS-type idiots who believe rich people are preventing others from having things.

No one is arguing that at all, just that when you keep accumulating money, you diminish how much money is circulating between people, which hurts the economy.

The money supply in the United States doesn't work that way. See, it grows every year.  Its not a zero sum gain that doesn't get spread around.

Also, people please realize that this is net WORTH, and not the god damn cash they are storing in a large bank like Scrooge McDuck.


See, what we need to do is take the Walton's lucky dime and give it to the government.  Then the government will have the power to make all the money it wants without having to take it from people.
2013-09-12 05:08:13 PM
1 votes:

MBooda: Good night, chief.


Goodnight, McCloud
2013-09-12 05:03:29 PM
1 votes:

anfrind: Phineas:

You're wasting your time.  Alice Walton is not going to sleep with you.


She will if he comes in a gallon jar.
2013-09-12 05:02:37 PM
1 votes:
Phineas:

You're wasting your time.  Alice Walton is not going to sleep with you.
2013-09-12 04:55:57 PM
1 votes:

Phineas: Its somewhat funny but mostly sad... The amount of OWS-type idiots who believe rich people are preventing others from having things. Spend less time gobbling up whatever Obama and the rest of the Democrat party are ejaculating, and more time focusing on improving your own quality of life, and youll be far happier.


There are a lot of strawmen in this thread. It's starting to present a fire hazard.
2013-09-12 04:52:05 PM
1 votes:
Anyone who makes snide remarks about Wal-Mart also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Ride a bike wearing spandex stretch trousers
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac
2013-09-12 04:50:43 PM
1 votes:

WhyteRaven74: JNowe: I love the part when they start going "But, but, but, Jeebus". It's the one topic where lefties fall back on religion.

Given how many people talk about being Christians and then defend greed, how else should one argue?


They defend freedom. I don't see anyone defending greed. I think the family should give their money away, too, I'm just not going to make them.
2013-09-12 04:42:41 PM
1 votes:

ManRay: Lefty butthurt abounds.

Vote with your wallet if you don't like Walmart. Live your life and stop worrying about other people that don't give a shiat about you.


Good advice. (Seriously.) But while I'm out there voting with my wallet, I'll also be voting for people who'll raise taxes on the Waltons.

And myself. And people who make slightly less than me, and everyone in between. Possibly including you.

That's right. I'm coming for your money and I'm going to spend it on people who need it more than you do, like some kind of soshalest monster. Well, actually, I'm just going to spend it on people in general, but I don't really expect you to see it that way, or to like it one bit.

And if I ever succeed, thanks in advance for keeping your butthurt about how overtaxed you are to yourself. ;)
2013-09-12 04:35:10 PM
1 votes:
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also gave very little if anything to charity, but it's okay because he made over-priced shiny crap that was made in Chinese sweat shops rather than cheap crap made in Chinese sweat shops.
2013-09-12 04:34:27 PM
1 votes:

Phineas: What's this?  Another thread full of liberals whining about other people having things, and mistakenly believing that the fact that others have things somehow prevents they themselves from having things?  Carry on.


I love the part when they start going "But, but, but, Jeebus".  It's the one topic where lefties fall back on religion.
2013-09-12 04:30:53 PM
1 votes:

Mija: ManRay: Lefty butthurt abounds.

Vote with your wallet if you don't like Walmart. Live your life and stop worrying about other people that don't give a shiat about you.

As a Christian I care about people. I don't want someone to work and still not be able to afford shelter, food, healthcare. I am a "lefty" because I believe Christians should act and think and love more like Christ did and not like the Devil. You can always tell if someone is a true follower of Christ by their love for their fellow man. Rest assured the people on the right who claim to be Christians but hate the sick, the poor and those they deem unworthy will hear God say that He never knew them. So keep on with that "lefty" crap and your greed at the expense of others. You will impress your money worshiping, fake Christian friends but you will lose your soul.


Exactly. Lefties seem to be reading from a gospel where Christ said "Lo, petition Rome to compel thy rich neighbors to give of theirs to help the poor. That counts for thine share, too"

Lefties pass laws to try to compel people to act Christian economically - Righties socially. Neither counts for much.
2013-09-12 04:27:02 PM
1 votes:

ManRay: Lefty butthurt abounds.

Vote with your wallet if you don't like Walmart. Live your life and stop worrying about other people that don't give a shiat about you.


As a Christian I care about people. I don't want someone to work and still not be able to afford shelter, food, healthcare. I am a "lefty" because I believe Christians should act and think and love more like Christ did and not like the Devil. You can always tell if someone is a true follower of Christ by their love for their fellow man. Rest assured the people on the right who claim to be Christians but hate the sick, the poor and those they deem unworthy will hear God say that He never knew them. So keep on with that "lefty" crap and your greed at the expense of others. You will impress your money worshiping, fake Christian friends but you will lose your soul.
2013-09-12 04:26:04 PM
1 votes:

Headso: steamingpile: it amazes me to this day how the kennedy's are so revered yet people ignore how their father was such a scumbag and was the only reason why they were rich.

You revere the Kennedys about as much as I revere the Waltons. Heh, are you asking people to be nice to the Waltons but not the Kennedys?


Hey, the call girl industry in this country is thriving thanks to the philanthropy of the Kennedys.
2013-09-12 04:20:44 PM
1 votes:

7th Son of a 7th Son: stirfrybry: Good night, John boy.

Dammit! Can't a guy masturbate in this house??!!


Ceiling Myrtle is watching you.
2013-09-12 04:02:19 PM
1 votes:

ManRay: Live your life and stop worrying about other people that don't give a shiat about you

 are actively trying to create a new royal class in this country, screwing everyone else in the process.

FTFY, and GFY.
2013-09-12 03:59:27 PM
1 votes:

slayer199: Of course they are subby, they don't have that much to begin with...

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They had enough money to send John Boy off to get a fancy college education. I say those Waltons have lived high on the hog long enough.
2013-09-12 03:58:05 PM
1 votes:
Good night, John boy.
2013-09-12 03:57:24 PM
1 votes:
Good night, Mary Ellen.
2013-09-12 03:51:49 PM
1 votes:
I doubt theyre the richest family in the world, especially with the dollar as weak as it is.
2013-09-12 03:51:00 PM
1 votes:
"Some billionaires, such as Bill Gates and Warren Buffet, have pledged to give away the vast majority of their fortunes to charity"

They can pledge to fly a unicorn over a rainbow to Jupiter and back,,,,it doesn't mean they are going to.
2013-09-12 03:49:36 PM
1 votes:
The whole Wal Mart system, from it's disgustingly-greedy owners, to it's awful policies against a decent living wage, to the horrific abominations of nature who go there to shop, is proof without a doubt that there is no God.

A swirling vortex of avarice, cruelty, and inbred stupidity.
2013-09-12 03:47:37 PM
1 votes:
You put an extra eighth of an inch of pine tar on the bat; I paid the umpires to blow every close call in my favor.

We're both guilty!
2013-09-12 02:48:10 PM
1 votes:

Dancin_In_Anson: doyner: Apparently when the page loaded on your computer the link sent you to an American Potatoe diatribe instead.

There's more truth to that than you intended.

On one hand Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are great people because they give a lot of money to charity. Oh and the Waltons do too...more than Buffet and almost as much as Gates (Wal Mart's charitable donations not included) but they get tax breaks. No mention of the possibility that Gates and Buffet might....juuuuuuuuuuust might realize some tax breaks as well.

Weapons grade potato(e).


For the record, Buffet and Gates are just as much a part of the problem as the Waltons.  They're just less douchey about it these days.
2013-09-12 02:43:57 PM
1 votes:

doyner: Apparently when the page loaded on your computer the link sent you to an American Potatoe diatribe instead.


There's more truth to that than you intended.

On one hand Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are great people because they give a lot of money to charity. Oh and the Waltons do too...more than Buffet and almost as much as Gates (Wal Mart's charitable donations not included) but they get tax breaks. No mention of the possibility that Gates and Buffet might....juuuuuuuuuuust might realize some tax breaks as well.

Weapons grade potato(e).
2013-09-12 01:11:31 PM
1 votes:
That's pretty typical, in my experience.

Self-made millionaires and billionaires knew what it was like to be poor, middle-class, or even just slightly less rich.  It wasn't the end of the world.  They were happy.  So you have to get a Ferrari instead of a Bugatti.  BFD.

Rich kids who won the uterus lottery grow up so sheltered, they seem to think the real world is a coont hair away from Thunderdome.
2013-09-12 12:29:21 PM
1 votes:
well, that's their right, of course. just as it's my right not to shop at their shiatty stores.
 
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