FlashHarry: well, that's their right, of course. just as it's my right not to shop at their shiatty stores.
Sgt Otter: 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.
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?
doyner: Maybe because that family has more sway over what tax law is than yours or mine.
Dancin_In_Anson: doyner: Maybe because that family has more sway over what tax law is than yours or mine.I'm still trying to figure out what the gripe is in TFA.
doyner: I think it's pretty straightforward.
Dancin_In_Anson: doyner: I think it's pretty straightforward.I don't think we read the same article.
doyner: Apparently when the page loaded on your computer the link sent you to an American Potatoe diatribe instead.
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).
Dr Dreidel: There's "gaming the system", and there's "creating a system favorable to your games
Dancin_In_Anson: Dr Dreidel: There's "gaming the system", and there's "creating a system favorable to your gamesIndeed.
what_now: FlashHarry: well, that's their right, of course. just as it's my right not to shop at their shiatty stores.Exactly. You can biatch about this on facebook...or you can just not shop at WalMart.My brother works for Wal Mart. Everything you've heard about their shady practices are true.
doyner: For the record, Buffet and Gates are just as much a part of the problem as the Waltons.
wee: Who farking cares? It's their dimes...
skozlaw: But the Waltons are only a symptom of that problem and it's completely unjustifiable to go about attacking them directly in the way the writer did. They're an EXAMPLE of what's wrong with the system, they're not, in this instance, the actual problem.
parasol: something about rich men...and heaven....and camels and the eyes of needles....wonder what the stats are of walmart shoppers claiming to be chrisitans
Tigger: Conservatism is just what we call the political expression of the character flaw selfishness.
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