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Should We De-Billionairize America

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Should We De-Billionairize America

     Do you believe that extreme wealth is dangerous and toxic, that it skews normal markets and gives too few people too much power and there should be limits to wealth, that the US should pass laws that make it illegal to accumulate massive wealth, literally debillionairizing the nation?


Or do you feel that the market should be allowed to be free?


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There should be no limits to how much a person can earn, accumulate or inherit.
       17% from 15 votes  
We should set limits to wealth and de-billionairize America
       76% from 68 votes  
I'm not sure.
       0% from 0 votes

I think I will soon be a billionaire, so I support and defend billionaires. I am also an idiot.
       7% from 6 votes  

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I liked answer #4 best, although it is not the tru... by James Hadstate on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 9:42:29 AM
The English tried to allow the accumulation of gre... by Joseph McCaffrey on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 11:46:33 AM
and to make it illegal for them to have any part w... by Michael Shaw on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:37:59 PM
Money can't be a determining factor when it comes ... by David Vicks on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 6:29:30 PM
This is a remarkable journal, one I enjoy to read ... by molly cruz on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:38:42 PM
...would not be so bad if they shared their wealth... by Ginger McClemons on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 12:45:33 PM
but don't forget the bottomless pit of corporate s... by Michael Shaw on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:30:08 PM
Whatever the level of unanimity which may exist am... by Sherwin Steffin on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:07:42 PM
I have come to expect such from  you Sherwin.... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 1:22:24 PM
1) My understanding of the term, "Gutless," implie... by Sherwin Steffin on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 4:28:11 PM
Your comment on the  poll was insulting to in... by Mark Sashine on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:08:53 PM
" He lays down the melancholy burden of sanity an... by Sherwin Steffin on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 7:30:38 PM
and that is why I doubt your book on education wil... by Mark Sashine on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:38:51 AM
OK, out of nearly 6000 comments:) Folks, dear ... by Mark Sashine on Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 11:45:47 AM
I must  state here for the record that when I... by Ginger McClemons on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 8:14:18 PM
but some of us have exceptionally good memories.&n... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 8:32:20 PM
it might have been less obvious to you in China, b... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:10:43 PM
Your puerile sarcasm aside - unless it was a tempo... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 11:53:35 PM
If you think that reading about OCCUPY in the medi... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:35:38 AM
there is nothing that I cannot access from here in... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:39:51 AM
Occasionally, you make a bit of sense and add a sl... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:52:54 AM
Old Codger just wants everyone to hop and sing (an... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:41:09 AM
S.S. just likes everybody to admire his punctuatio... by Ned Lud on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:04:16 AM
If this is truly the result of resentment or jealo... by James Hadstate on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 3:24:41 PM
My throwaway about jealousy was merely an offhand ... by Sherwin Steffin on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:07:56 PM
No jealousy at all.  Most folks want at least... by Philip Dennany on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 5:48:18 PM
The school that I went to years ago taught that we... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 7:53:07 AM
I did notice your photo, you do appear to be almos... by Philip Dennany on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:13:10 AM
Attack the person and an avatar rather than deal w... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:43:58 AM
It has to do with fairness and the quality of life... by David Vicks on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 6:10:06 PM
has always been the driving force in society. ... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 8:24:45 AM
Not sure who the "you" is but if it's me, then you... by David Vicks on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 3:46:08 PM
to the accumulation of wealth in the United States... by John Sanchez Jr. on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 2:55:35 PM
It always has been a danger to society and it alwa... by Carol Davidek-Waller on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 4:07:32 PM
In another culture, let's say in indigenous cultur... by Rob Kall on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 8:20:21 PM
There are very few billionaires in the world. ... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 8:51:10 AM
Where do we draw the line? Nature does draw l... by Rob Kall on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:52:21 AM
8 to 10,000 years - and compare that world, if pos... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 12:40:13 PM
I was wondering what this meant: "Eventually, the ... by David Vicks on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 8:59:46 PM
the government won't be able to help anyone.In man... by Doc McCoy on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:12:12 PM
That's some pretty ugly projections and pessimism.... by David Vicks on Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 1:01:40 AM
realistic to me.  You are young and idealisti... by Doc McCoy on Thursday, Mar 22, 2012 at 5:27:43 AM
The average CEO made only 30 times as much as the ... by David Vicks on Tuesday, Mar 20, 2012 at 8:58:19 PM
I would have said no limits but taxes are to be pr... by Kevin Anthony Stoda on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 5:54:14 AM
Yes I checked no limits but there was no option fo... by David Vicks on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 2:56:09 PM
There is no justice in this country and freedom i... by Thomas Brown on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 7:25:26 AM
Addiction is uncontrolled desire; and uncontrolled... by Philip Pease on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 10:37:10 AM
The addiction to POWER is the worst addiction.... by David Vicks on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 4:00:28 PM
Once a dominating class is in power they don't &nb... by Marika on Wednesday, Mar 21, 2012 at 11:44:32 AM
xWars For Total Control By International Bankers (... by Lance Ciepiela on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 12:49:44 AM
Ok, so we here have 50 comments and  those co... by Mark Sashine on Friday, Mar 23, 2012 at 9:18:18 AM
others' comments; but a little noted (but long rem... by GLloyd Rowsey on Sunday, Apr 8, 2012 at 8:36:32 AM

 
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