my .02  

KandyCoated4U 52F
1461 posts
6/26/2006 7:08 pm

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6/28/2006 2:55 pm

my .02

Just a side of me you should know…..

I was sitting watching the news tonight. Low and behold the 2nd richest man in America Warren Buffet, gave 37 million dollars to Bill gates, which is the 1st richest man in America, other than The Donald.
Now Bill gates has only 3 years to spend it .But the catch is, he must put the money in to his charity that he started. Where is the Charity you are asking? In flippin Africa!!! Hey to hell with us Americans. Or the families that are out in to cold, or kids here that have no food or clothes to go to school in. Why not start up a large company and put AMERICANS to work. Give them jobs and an education? Buffets statement to the press was this “ Americans should not inherit wealth”. So basically his kids get nothing.
Now on the other side, has anyone other than me noticed how Angelina Jolie made it a point NOT to have her and Brads baby here in the USA? Yet she when she adopted her 2 other kids they were not Americans. I guess this is how stars make a point. She gives money to Cambodia as well as Africa. Nothing she donates comes back to the country that made her famous. Does anyone find all of this strange?
Now I do understand that it’s their money and can do with as they want. But why not keep these millions here? It is really that hard to give back to those that helped make you famous?
I am far from rich. I am a working person. But I have always given back to my community when I can.

! If I were a crayon, I'd most likely be jammed up some kids nose.

Djeeper1987 47M

6/26/2006 8:17 pm

I agree with you 100%
It steams me that we make all these people famous and they butt fuck us.
Anyway, good point to make that after what happened in New Orleans and how their are so many poor people in this country and especially those out of work. Yet we continue to pour money into other countries. To be totally honest with you I am kinda of getting sick and tired of us being called the Police in the this world. I would like to see all of our troops back in our country and put those troops on our borders and also make them work on helping to rebuilt this country. Also hiring all those out of work to assist in the rebuilding. Also, tax heavly on the RICH. Cut taxes on the middle class and if you make below a certain amount yearly no tax. People in our country need to start feeling good about themselves and bring food on there tables, and security to there lives. Restoring some trust with in our govt. that could come along way. Also to ban pay raises on the Senators and other. They should only make $100,000 a year only. No raises.
I could keep going on and on. There is so much to fix. Yet we keep on going to other countries. Makes me believe our own govt doesn't give a flying fuck about us. Anyway, excellent post. Wish I could snap my finger and make everything right in our country.

Carpe Diem

KandyCoated4U 52F
755 posts
6/26/2006 9:07 pm

27 million dollars was recently given to another country for a hurricane. New Orleans got nothing.

! If I were a crayon, I'd most likely be jammed up some kids nose.

tazzler1 55M/42F

6/28/2006 9:50 am

Kandy I might be cinical but as i see it the problem with alot of the poorin this country is they have the "you owe me" attatude which is sad becuse it is what keeps them from working and also in the spot their in .... alot of them dont see you giving them money as a way out but as a way of life most of the people in other countrys see it as a way up.
here if you hand them $1000.00 they will say is that all you have?? .. there they say thank you and go get food and cloths here they get drugs (or so it seems).
now mind you im all for helping those that need it here but im only willing to help those that need the hand up not just the hand out... support those that will help support themselves because if they dont help themselves you will be forever helping them and they will never learn.
just my cinical $.02 worth

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