Chet Ruminski Wrote: Besides me who cares that the lower worked class being cheated out of a safe happy healthy life.
Nobody. The lowering working classes don't cars because they are too busy struggling to survive and nobody has tried to help them in over 40 years. The middle and upper classes don't care because they are sailing along smoothly .
That's one hell of an offensive accusation.
Nobody besides you cares about the struggles of those living in the lower and middle classes?
Just because people may not agree with your solutions to poverty doesn't mean that "nobody" cares about poverty.
Chet Ruminski Wrote: The reasons I care is because prosperity is simply a shift in investing money and prosperity would make it better for everybody. It is just not right to make millions suffer on purpose .
That's not a reason for caring; that's a proposed solution.
The reason I care about the plight of the poor is because I don't think that anyone who lives in the richest country in the world should be sleeping outside in the cold at night, be struggling to feed themselves or their families, or be unable to obtain quality healthcare.
How I've in my own personal way tried to help alleviate the plight of the poor and working classes is by volunteering for numerous homelessness agencies in Portland, Chicago, and Peoria, IL this past decade or more. I've also been a big brother and volunteer for an organization that helps teach poor (often minority) children to learn how to read at or above their grade level because I firmly believe education is the single most important thing that will help lift people out of poverty.
I also research the candidates I vote for in local, state, and Federal elections and always vote for a candidate (in the primary) I think will stand up and fight for my deeply held values. If my preferred candidate doesn't win a primary, I vote for the candidate that agrees with me 95% of the time over the candidate who agrees with me 0% of the time.
Up until we change our Constitution and enact a Parliamentary system, voting for a third candidate is the same as casting a vote for the other party.
It will come as no shock to you that I strongly disagree with your solution to poverty. The law of unintended consequences from your idea to criminalize the Stock Market, or as you say "gambling," will rear its ugly head stronger than anything we've ever seen before.
What happens when "gambling" is outlawed and tens of millions of Americans retirement savings become insolvent overnight because the stock market crashed? Or when an entrepreneur with a lot of capital decides not to invest in a small business she thinks has a lot of potential because she got spooked by the criminalization of "gambling" and decided to park her money elsewhere?
I can go on and on, Chet. Your solution would almost certainty make things a million times worse.
I look forward to your thoughtful response to my entire post.
Ha! Who am I kiddin? I look forward to you highlighting one sentence fragment and attacking it while ignoring 99% of everything I said.