I’m a doctor, and I’m damn good at it. Why? Because I learned to be a doctor the old-fashioned way: gumption, elbow grease, and trial and error. I’m not one of these blowhards in a white coat who’ll wear your ears out with 10 hours of mumbo-jumbo technical jargon about “diagnosis” this and “prognosis” that, just because he loves the sound of his own voice. No sir. I just get the job done.
“In the political language of today, people who want to keep what they have earned are said to be “greedy,” while those who wish to take their earnings from them and give it to others (who will vote for them in return) show “compassion.”—
There is no reason to believe that what anyone owns was “earned”. We can and do question the idea of entitlement to wealth with redistributive policy. I am uncovinced that the dubious belief that someone earned their wealth is worth the real suffering caused by vast disparities in wealth.
Things can get a bit tricky when a toddler learns the word “mine.” Parents get to explain that while their acquisitive nature doubtlessly promises conventional success in a capitalist world, you can’t make something yours just by grabbing off the shelf in the store and saying, “Mine.” While you do in fact possess it, that does not give you a legal or a moral claim to ownership.
“I earned this” works in about the same way. Insisting that you “earned” all the money you possess, however fleetingly, does not give you a legal or a moral claim to it. If the money is taxable, you don’t have a legal claim to it. And if you’re making ten times more than a guy putitng the same kind of time and energy into his job, the moral case is pretty tough too.
Are higher-ups really working harder than their employees, or are they leveraging other people’s hard work to their advantage? Sure, it takes considerable time and dedication to move up in the ranks of a corporation, but don’t forget that the people you are climbing over are your foundation, supporting you, and therefore they deserve your respect and gratitude.
I mean, really… did people really think a POTUS who was a former Constitutional Law Professor would create a law that was wholly Unconstitutional??!?
Yes, because as far as your average Tea Partier is concerned, he stumbled out of a mosque in Mombasa with a blanket tied around his waist and marched directly to the nearest Communist Party headquarters to produce fake documents on every facet of his life with a chisel and a slab of stone. He lies about everything, any ambulance chasing con artist can be a lawyer, what we really need is Christian businessmen to get this country back on the path to Jesus.
This new Tumblr iPhone app is slow as shit. Why does the dashboard load slower now? It doesn’t make sense. An http request is an http request, no matter how it’s made. I am mystified. This is why my tumblr usage has been down this week.
Fix it please?