Prager University: Do the Rich Pay Their Fair Share
"We teach what isn't taught." -
I am not rich. I am firmly entrenched in the Middle Class. I would like to be rich, but the reality is unless I win the Power Ball I will never be rich...And I'll likely have to work until the day I die to stay in the Middle Class. That said, I don't hold any grudges against people who are rich, and do not think they should be persecuted (over taxed) or made to pay for those who have less. Lets look at how most of the people in this country who are 'rich' have become 'rich.' Most have done so by having an advanced skill-set (doctors, entertainers, athletes, etc.), creating things people want (Facebook, computers, electricity, etc.) or by being risk-taking entrepreneurs (financial wizards, wealth managers, etc.)...I (and 99% of the population) do not have the physical make up or the professional discipline it takes to be Michael Jordan, Oprah Winfrey, or even the doctors I work for. Other than producing children, I (and 99% of the population) have never created anything of value (things people want). I (and 99% of the population) could never run the operations and make good on the risks pursued by people like Warren Buffett and Jamie Dimon. There's a reason the 'truly rich' are 'rich,' and it is almost always because they can do things 99% of the population cannot do. Do I wish I could do some of these things? Sure. Am I jealous of them? No! I am very afraid of one glossed over issue in the video below, and that is 'however you might define the rich'...At this time we (actually, the politicians, who need to take our money to pay for the entitlements they've created but can't afford) define 'rich' as the top 10%, or 5%, or 1%. Obviously, these people don't have enough money to pay for the entitlement state our politicians have created (not even the mega billionairres). Which means someday the politicians will have to redefine what it means to be 'rich' in order to go after a much greater amount of money - and when that day comes (and it will come!) none of us should be surprised when we are defined as being rich. Even those who barely think of themselves as Middle Class.
This semester of Prager University is presented by: Lee Ohanian
"[T]o say 'the rich,' however you might define them, 'don't pay their fair share,' is simply wrong." - L.O.
"It may feel good to take even more money from the top ten percent, but it doesn't do good, and it sure isn't fair." - L.O.
The National Union of Students Women Conference (U.K.)
"White gay men often assert that they are 'strong black women' or have an 'inner black woman'...White gay men are the dominant demographic within the LGBT community, and they benefit from both white privilege and male privilege."
- One of the many complaints at a recent Rad-Fem conference.
Excuse me while I vomit. Profusely!!
Let me get this straight (pun intended). These maniacs assert that gay white men act like the 'Housewives of Atlanta' and have white and male privilege?
Sounds reasonable - Considering it came from a conference which closer resembles Alice's 'Wonderland' than anything most normal human beings are used to.
The question I have is, do these women have a problem with gay white men, or simply men? They obviously prefer gay white men to straight white men, and seem to prefer gay black men to gay white men, but what is their take on gay white men and straight white women? Does simply being a female (who bang men, women, he-shes, goats, or whatever) hold sway over being a white male.
I'm betting it does, because these nags hate men - straight, gay, somewhere in-between, or outside.
So, congratulations gay white guys! You've been kicked to the back of the bus with the rest of us...Get used to it!
TRUMPISM "[D]efined as secure borders, economic nationalism, interests-based foreign policy, and above all judging every government action through a single lens: does this help or harm Americans." - Journal of American Greatness
THIS DAY IN HISTORY
1994 - Physicists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Fermin National Accelerator Laboratory discovered the subatomic particle called the top quark.
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MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT
Landsman Louis G. Chaput
Rank and organization: Landsman, U.S. Navy. Born: 1845, Canada. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864.
Citation: On board the U.S.S. Lackawanna during successful attacks against Fort Morgan, rebel gunboats and the rebel ram Tennessee in Mobile Bay, 5 August 1864. Severely wounded, Chaput remained at his gun until relieved, reported to the surgeon and returned to his gun until the action was over. He was then carried below following the action which resulted in the capture of the prize ram Tennessee and in destruction of batteries at Fort Morgan.