We Are All Hypocrites?

December 5, 2012 8:07am CST
First of all let me point out... When I say we, I am not talking about YOU - No no, It is the other lot I am talking about. Those that read and post after YOU So back to you HYPOCRITES... The global pastime for the past few years has been to complain about how rich the rich are and how little tax they pay - THEY ARE SCUMBAGS! Or are they? Now honestly, ask yourself this. If a Tax consultant said to you - "I know a way to pay little or no TAX and it is perfectly LEGAL" Would you turn him away? or would you listen and follow his instructions? I WOULD LISTEN What if you were suddenly rich? - You would give it away to all the poor people, right? I WOULDN'T I actually suspect that there are people out there that would not LEGALLY evade TAX and who would give all their money away to poor folk - That is their choice and if it makes them happy, Then they have my full respect. I also suspect that some of you posting are liars - Nothing wrong with that either. Lets face it, who wants to be thought badly of.
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@Mavic123456 (16352)
• Thailand
5 Dec 12
I am not a liar.. (ting, 1 cm added to my nose) I am not a liar (ting.. 4 cms added to my nose).. I am not liar (ting.. half inch added to my nose)... I said I am not a liar. (ting.. another half inch added to my nose)... .... did you have a nose enhancement surgery... "no, i did not ... do you like it? do I look prettier.".... ..... "Yes you look stunning" (ting.. 2 inches added to his nose) Now who is liar?
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• Philippines
6 Dec 12
LOL. Pinocchio's here. I guess we lie sometimes. Whatever the reason is, we know them very well. Whether good or bad, it's still a lie.But if the result is not bad, then it's good. Huh? Confusing. I think you get what I mean. LOL.
@Mavic123456 (16352)
• Thailand
6 Dec 12
hihihi... actually I had second thought of commenting here, I don't know if whatever I answer will reflect of lying. LOL. and while pondering on my comment... I thought I have used the wrong term like (adding) I could have used. "grow 1 cm more" instead of adding. hahaha sorry about this. sometimes word slip to my small brain.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
8 Dec 12
I do believe that the wealthier get more tax cuts. I do believe also that there is a lot of corruption especially with the big corporations and the government. I can't prove that nor could I alone change that. I focus on my own wallet and situation. I earn what I earn and I do my best to survive and I really don't care if someone else who actually works is doing better than me to be perfectly honest. I'm more concerned with the ones that are cheating the welfare system and doing better than me. Nothing burns my butt more. Don't even get me started on that one.
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
8 Dec 12
oh and that's our government too. They are getting away with it because they can. I'd love to change it but fear hurting the people that legitimatly need the help which is what seems to happen so again...I just pay attention to my own wallet and make my way.
@inertia4 (27792)
• United States
9 Dec 12
I hear what you're saying. And I do agree. But I also think that the ones that do complain about the rich not paying tax is not about giving it to the poor. I think it has to do more with the fact of paying their fair share as everyone else has to do. Yes, I would be first online to not have to pay taxes. Who wouldn't. But in a fair system, tax should also be paid fairly. Like for instance, if there was a flat tax across the board. Everyone would be paying their fair and proper amount of tax. I don't blame the rich for hiding their money or looking to not pay lots of tax. It is what all people would love to do. And I also agree that the ones that have the money that want to give it away that it is their choice. It is just a shame that, especially here in america, there is no fairness about it. It seems that the middle class that is dwindling now, pay all the tax. The poor cannot afford it and the rich try not hide and not pay if possible. I just think it should be fair. Does that make me a Hypocrite? I don't think so. Hey Now!!!
• Philippines
6 Dec 12
Actually, I don't even have my number yet. I'm not paying my tax yet. Ooops. Not only me. Our boss. I guess it's his responsibility to pay for us our taxes but I guess he's avoiding it. Whenever we ask him about it, he says he's processing it. Just like our other benefits. I'm glad we already have our health insurance and I'm already a member of our social security system.
• India
6 Dec 12
Hi robspeakman. First of all I must say that you do make some interesting discussions here on mylot that asks for some intellectual replies. You are doing a great job.. And now coming to the topic, I do agree that there are bunch of hypocrites in the society. We can categorize them in two lots. The first lot would be those who would never become rich. So they are the people whom we can say as sour grapes. The next one would be those who actually become rich and are usually the leaders. They preach what not but in reality but when it comes to their self they will have different standards. I hope I am not confusing there... And finally about me... I don't make any claims because I myself can not say it for now on how much I will do charity when I would become rich. But definitely I would be open and honest with whatever I decide to do. Anyways have a nice day .... =SuperShames=
@celticeagle (121039)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Dec 12
I am retired and I don't pay taxes anymore nor worry about having to do my taxes each year. The past election has really covered the rich and tax thing and pretty much done overkill on it. Taxes have always been a major subject for debate. Hypocrites are common and in all walks of life.
@GreenMoo (11842)
5 Dec 12
Can't blame anyone for avoiding paying tax when it's perfectly legal to do so. The fault is with a system which allows it to happen.
@cluelle (132)
• Canada
5 Dec 12
We're trained to look down on each other for saying something "selfish", but there are few real rewards or values taught for doing something truly generous. The more rationale you put into your generosity, the less praised. I suppose something like Kiva is an exception, but if you talk about the cut-throat percentage the middle man takes, the generous mob turns on the negative speaker. Now I'll posit about myself: I will spend most of it on me, spend more of it on me, and carefully research reputable ventures or charities... if I feel like travel, I might even consider delivering money myself instead of through Kiva. But I'd have to be pretty well off. Which is relative.
@vernaC (1493)
• Romania
5 Dec 12
Not all, but we could not help not lie also, just part of living this world. When rich people lie about their tax payment, might because this moeny that they've worked for will just go to the pockets of these officials, you know what I mean and how would you feel about it if you were in their position? That's why they were funding charities because for sure the money will go to beneficiaries and not with the tax officials. About the posted topics, maybe there are some, but I read that mostly are from everyone's experience and their opinions. Could be exaggerated but still having truth in it.
@matersfish (6311)
• United States
5 Dec 12
Everybody wants to keep the money they make! My favorite thing is when one of the eat-the-rich people say something the effect of: "If I had that much money, I would have no problem paying more! It would be my duty to pay more! I'd gladly pay more!" And on and on. Knowing full well that it's easy to say if you ain't got it. Some people who already have a crapton of money say this, like Warren Buffett. To date, I haven't heard that Mr. Buffett gave up any of his fortune--save campaign donations--to the IRS -- which, by his own free will, he is certainly able to do. Some of the most outspoken celebrities do the same. They call for the "rich" (irony everywhere lol) to pay more taxes, but not only do a lot of them wiggle out of writing checks, but they flee to Canada to make their movies to avoid the many costs and regulations of doing business in America via Big Labor and Big Environment. Everyone wants to keep more of their money, because it's their money. It's incredibly easy to call for someone else's money. Imagine the person making around $12,000-30,000/year paying in what they believe to be too much tax already. It's a burden! Not only is that peanuts, but it's peanuts that are heisted by government! The only good point at all is that most people in that bracket get every penny of their state and federal taxes back, plus more if they claim the right stuff. Now, when these people are looking to get as much back on their taxes as possible, are they doing so because they don't have a lot of money or simply because it's just in our nature to want to get what we can get? At what dollar amount does it make one greedy or evil to want to keep more of what they've earned? (Rhetorical: The answer to that is obviously $250,000 ) If there are people giving away their entire fortune to people, I'd like to meet them. They're patriots. They're going above and beyond. They're doing what I wouldn't. It's hard to make money! Unless you're a trust fund baby or a lotto winner or something like that, you probably work your tail off to earn money. Who the hell wants to give that money away, especially when it's squandered by a bloated, irresponsible, finger-pointing, inept government? I realize that the OWS movement had some good, hard-working people there who were just pissed off. I get it. But I also know that a large portion of those bozos were live-off-their-parents-and-student-loans spoiled brats who want something for nothing because they believe that's how the world should work. If I were rich, I'd be wanting to keep more of my money. If that makes me evil, oh well. I don't work hard for government's philanthropy. I work hard for me and my loved ones.