Not true, I was watching a documentary last night and the rich Wall Street guy was admitting that money was a game to him, and he liked making money because he liked to win. More money wouldn't improve his life drastically (look that word up so you know what it means) - money was not life or death to him - money was just a way to keep score. The example he used was that he was mad that he bought a boat and never used it - and he was mad about that because in his mind he was losing money - but he admitted he had far more stuff then he knew what to do with it and making more money had nothing to do with improving his life.
Those Horatio Alger movies are full of shit as well but not for the reasons you think. Poor people are rarely given opportunities, and the ones they get are shitty. For a poor person who happens to have brains, taking a risk doesn't involve asking daddy for an interest free loan like Romney thinks, it means taking on crippling student loan and sacrificing your social life for an education that may or may not pay off in chance to score an overtime all-the-time barely white collar job.
I didn't know you were so ignorant that you bought into the myth that poor people are poor because they are lazy. If I had known you were such a buffoon I wouldn't have wasted my time.
This one rich guy says this, and you think it proves your point?
Also I have not commented on the number of opportunities given to poor people.
I have also directly stated that I do not believe all poor people are lazy. Just like being stuck in a $50,000 a year job, you may be perfectly content. Would more money do you good? Absolutely! Are you willing to make the moves necessary to make that next jump up the ladder? Maybe. Do people become complacent in their lives? Absolutely. To deny this is to deny reality.
You fail to comprehend the point, and you think you have beaten me by calling me out on things I have not said?
Lastly you think that anyone legitimately doing well for themselves have to have taken on crippling student debt to get a mediocre job because that's the best they can do. Otherwise "daddy" helped them. It is kind of funny how you want people to defy one overlord, just to be under the boot of another, and you call it legitimate...
As if there are the "rich" people, and the rest of us, and they don't cross back and forth at all. There are never new rich people, and the rich never lose it all.
You know, because all 3,200,000, millionaires had it handed to them. But not even that, it seems like you believe anyone making more than 100k to be "rich" and had that handed to them as well.
You are always good for a laugh Camoor.
Edited by Knoell, 06 October 2012 - 11:11 AM.