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Altons Bobs

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Robin Hood
« on: February 09, 2016, 01:12:46 PM »
A friend of mine says that the rich should pay health insurance for the middle and lower classes of people, and that it's only fair that the rich do this so the middle/lower classes of people don't have to pay anything for health insurance. She says the government should put a mandate on the rich to do that, and she defines rich as someone having $1mil or more.  What is your opinion?

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Re: Robin Hood
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2016, 01:43:18 PM »
My opinion is that your friend is not very smart.

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Re: Robin Hood
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2016, 01:48:59 PM »
First, think about that definition for a moment. What does it mean to "have $1 million"? Do you mean in liquid assets or combined net worth including real estate? Is that a universal number, regardless of where you live, what you earn, and what your expenses are? Does it matter if you earned that $1 million by working for 50 years and putting away a little each year compared to earning $1 million in a year (but spending most of it on wants?)

Second, given that those above, across a very wide spectrum "have $1 million" - how much of that do they then use to pay for health insurance for others, and what is left for them? If you worked very hard for 50 years and scraped together $1 million, and then retired, and then a whole bunch of it was taken away from you and you had to start over, what would you do? How would you feel?
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Re: Robin Hood
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016, 01:52:39 PM »
My opinion is that your friend is not very smart.

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Re: Robin Hood
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016, 01:54:50 PM »
My opinion is that your friend is not very smart.
And perhaps that you are trolling...

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Re: Robin Hood
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016, 01:56:03 PM »
My opinion is that your friend is not very smart.
And perhaps that you are trolling...

Even Trolls are right some of the time Diane

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Re: Robin Hood
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016, 01:57:02 PM »
i think everyone should pay for everything i want to do with my life and i shouldnt have to work anymore.  what's your opinion?

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Re: Robin Hood
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2016, 01:58:32 PM »
Seriously? Stop trolling.

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