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Does anyone else agree with that?

Why do you need to have some much money? what do they actually spend it on? or is it a case of just hoarding money?

Some people have more money than countries GDP, like wtf! What is out there that you need so much money?

Getsome
2 months ago
What do you think of this?
Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Getsome well as I have said in previous comments they have been around since man has been around, super wealthy and peasants. But it seems you do not want to listen to reasoned argument, just go round in circles even when answers to your questions are given. If they are dangerous then we have obviously learned to live with the danger and personally, at the moment, I would sooner have them than covid.

No one disagrees that it is disgraceful that 5% of the population own 95% of the wealth but as I and many others have said you can't just take it away, it is called free enterprise and change comes from within. Trouble with long topics like this is that no one bl**dy well reads what has gone before and you have a closed mind to every single explanation given and instead take it that we all like having loads of billionaires living the life of riley!!!!!!

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
2 months ago

Lynibis people do disagree and are more focused on the lower end of the scale. I’m never going to agree billionaires should exist because there is t any real reasons they should. The divide between the rich and the poor will get worse and worse. If you disagree with billionaires owning 95% of the wealth do you have any suggestion on how it could be rectified without restricting the poor?

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
2 months ago

bzortead well I live in the uk so I would take it up with my government but I have zero faith in my government as we have a pm who praised a footballer for campaigning for the government to not starve children.

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bzortead
bzortead2 months ago

Getsome I am sure there were no poor people and no billionaires under past governments.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
2 months ago

bzortead so since past governments have had rich and poor we should just carry on making the divide bigger?

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bzortead
bzortead2 months ago

Getsome Technically, today we have fewer people in poverty than in the past, and yes, we have richer too, we have many more millionaires and billionaires.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
2 months ago

bzortead insist poverty on the rise and will continue to rise due to covid? Also has the increase above the poverty threshold been the same as the increase of the wealthy?

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bzortead
bzortead2 months ago

Getsome

I will tell you what is unfair. It is not unfair for someone to be a billionaire if that person is an entrepreneur and has created a successful business. It is unfair for someone to own a business, which uses the work of Asian or African children, or a mobile that is produced in China by someone who does not earn the minimum to survive and works 18h a day. We are to blame for this. We all know how Primark clothes are produced, but everyone continues to buy there, including lining up during the lockdown, for example.

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Getsome
Getsome
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2 months ago

bzortead and what billionaire will have achieved there money not using unethical means? They all will have shafted people somewhere.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Getsome The problem with all of your arguments and this topic generally is everything you say coming across as a bit 'Miss World' but with less substance behind it. You say billionaires should only be millionaires but haven't once answered how that is possible if you want to continue receiving all the consumer products and services you pay for. Somebody has to be at the top. What phone do you own?

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Getsome
Getsome
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2 months ago

Dennab I know people are going to be at top but shouldn’t be at the billionaire point. They don’t need that much money, they don’t need multiple cars or boats or planes to never use. It’s not success it’s just pure greed when the lower end are suffering and struggling to survive. It’s a competition of who has the most money with others suffer. Everyone should work but not work for pennies so they have more disposable income to enjoy an existence

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Getsome Do you need Netflix? Do you need Amazon Prime? What car do you own? What phone do you have? Answer the questions instead of avoiding them. Unless you're living in a self built house in the middle of nowhere living off the land, you have things you don't need.

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Getsome
Getsome
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2 months ago

Dennab well before telling me to answer my questions maybe you should scroll up and answer the questions I asked

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Dennab I would give up, this guy is doing my head in. He is incapable of reasoned argument, he cannot bear another's point of view and even when you answer him he still goes on. I hope he hasn't got a wife, I doubt she would get a word in edgeways and never be able to win an argument. I have lost count of the times I have said I agree that in an ideal world there shouldn't be billionaires but he has no answer as to how to bring it about. Now going on about past governments but as I have said several times there have always been billionaires although the divide is relevant to the time we are speaking of, as in my previous comment about Caesar. He was a sisterces billionaire. He will keep going round in circles until we stop commenting.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Getsome Don't turn this into a petty argument and waste my time. Tell me what questions you would like me to answer and I will answer. Now, do you own any consumer products you don't need? What phone do you have?

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
2 months ago

Dennab I’m not but don’t tell me to answer questions when you don’t answer mine!

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Getsome What are they ffs.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

Getsome Tell me what you would like me to answer!!

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

There should be NO billionaires, FULL STOP.

And don't get me started on the BTR lot.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

Did you actually read all the comments before saying that Chimp? No one has actually said there should be but the poster is deaf to all comments and explanations. Spend a bit of time reading them and you will see what I mean.

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Dennab
Dennab2 months ago

TheChimp Thank **** there is now a rational and intelligent person on the other side of this argument. How do you suggest things would change though? How can we create a cap on personal wealth in a society that is driven by consumerism? There's always something to spend money on.

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

Lynibis Didn't need to read the comments.

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Lynibis
Lynibis2 months ago

TheChimp ok but no point in a one sided conversation. I expect you expect others to read yours, otherwise what on earth are we all doing here?

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TheChimp
TheChimp2 months ago

Dennab I do not have a clue tbh.

But things have to change.

You've got turds like Branson and Dyson who have been taking the absolute pee out of the UK tax system for years and then taken their companies away.

And then there's the absolute SUPER ****, Mike Ashley. What an absolute piece of tihs.

It's a class system atm, but some people don't help themselves, they all feel entitled.

I know this from the scum part of my family who have never worked in their lives and keep on lying to get benefits.

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Getsome
Getsome
Original Poster
2 months ago

TheChimp I’m from Newcastle so Mike Ashley can **** right off

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Dani1
Dani12 months ago

In an ideal world the term billionaire shouldn't exist. It's not something that will change so I feel all we can do is play our part by donating to charity etc x

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