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    Why are people resentful to the rich?

    isn't that harmful to our economy/way of life?

    USA shows a lot more appreciation for those who are well off. But they don't have the same level of nanny welfare state as we do!

    The girls still love them though
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    Are they?

    can't find a link to it now, but a few years ago during the 'banker bashing' era the brothers who owned the B&M bargains chain of shops sold up for something like £500m each. The local BBC sent out a reporter to Blackpool to do some vox pops of B&M customers and tbh the reporter was trying to stir it up a bit asking them how they felt about the founders... but if anyone was resentful about the brothers getting rich it didn't make it into the broadcast.

    Typical comments from the public on the themes of 'they worked hard' 'they started with nothing' 'they succeeded in a very competitive market'

    what does seem to get on peoples nerves though is other people getting rich in markets that look non-competitive or rigged in some way... or people getting ahead because their parents gifted them capital or pulled strings.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    Why are people resentful to the rich?

    isn't that harmful to our economy/way of life?

    USA shows a lot more appreciation for those who are well off. But they don't have the same level of nanny welfare state as we do!

    The girls still love them though
    People hate the rich because they are jealous and they do not ever believe that they reach a point in their lives where they wont have to worry about money. Ironically the latter part is not caused by lack of income but the fact that these people do not know how to live within their means and are often fooled into becoming hyper consumers.
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    Envy, every time.
    Did you see the news item on the black guy with his baby in a buggy caught keying an expensive car by a dash cam?
    If he earns (assuming he had a job ) under 30k he is in net benefit. He gets more out of the system than he pays in, in tax.
    The guy that made a success of his life and drives that car supports him and his kid, but that's not enough is it. That green monster still had to come out and have it's pound of flesh.
    Sad really.
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    very common on this small minded forum filled with small minded people!

    oh you went to a private school well you're dumb you stupid ****.. oh you drive a range rover you're lying

    full of jealous people..

    its just jealousy that they will never be able to get that rich because they are wasting their time on a forum hating on more successful people
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    I wouldn't say I conciously resent the rich however it does annoy me when people get ahead of the game because of their parents. At my university so many people are gettinggood internships and jobs just because of their parents. That is just wrong.

    I would also say the rich people at my university don't seem to have any concept of being gracious or humble - they take everything for granted and think the world revolves around them. Many of them need life lessons.
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    (Original post by caravaggio2)
    Envy, every time.
    Did you see the news item on the black guy with his baby in a buggy caught keying an expensive car by a dash cam?
    If he earns (assuming he had a job ) under 30k he is in net benefit. He gets more out of the system than he pays in, in tax.
    The guy that made a success of his life and drives that car supports him and his kid, but that's not enough is it. That green monster still had to come out and have it's pound of flesh.
    Sad really.
    he wishes he earned anywhere near 30k! living off the rest of us.
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    To delude themselves that they aren't responsible for their own problems. They need to believe that the rich are the reason they themselves are failures because the realisation that they're stupid or lazy would drive them to actually do something about it (and we can't have that now). It's "that person is far more successful than me; the reason must be that they stole it or cheated in some way."

    Just bitter, salty people with chips on their shoulders.
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    People tend to resent others that have more than they do. It's natural. It seems unfair and unjust to those without, despite the fact many - if not most - of the rich earned their money or inherited eat via legitimate means.

    That's the driving force behind much of the recent rise in socialist beliefs: "They're more successful than we are, they've got more than we do, and we don't like that, so they should be made to surrender their wealth to us." It's naive and illiberal - why should they?

    And before I'm accused of anything, I'd like to point out that I'm currently living below the poverty line.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)
    People tend to resent others that have more than they do. It's natural. It seems unfair and unjust to those without, despite the fact many - if not most - of the rich earned their money or inherited eat via legitimate means.

    That's the driving force behind much of the recent rise in socialist beliefs: "They're more successful than we are, they've got more than we do, and we don't like that, so they should be made to surrender their wealth to us." It's naive and illiberal - why should they?

    And before I'm accused of anything, I'd like to point out that I'm currently living below the poverty line.
    Thanks for that post, hope things improve for yourself.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)

    That's the driving force behind much of the recent rise in socialist beliefs: "They're more successful than we are, they've got more than we do, and we don't like that, so they should be made to surrender their wealth to us." It's naive and illiberal - why should they?
    For the same reasons they pay tax.
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    Jealousy (someone might be a hard work but never get anywhere on the career ladder then seeing someone born into money is like rubbing salt in their wounds) abuse of poorer citizens, lack of charity, dislike of greediness or rather than the rich in general they dislike the system in place it may not be anything personal.
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    the only problem with rich people is that i am not one
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    (Original post by misscaricature)
    Jealousy (someone might be a hard work but never get anywhere on the career ladder then seeing someone born into money is like rubbing salt in their wounds) abuse of poorer citizens, lack of charity, dislike of greediness or rather than the rich in general they dislike the system in place it may not be anything personal.
    true i have met people who raise this up quite a bit "some people are just born into it, it's not fair" then literally spend all day on social media sites lol.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    For the same reasons they pay tax.
    We pay tax to fund our governments; not (inherently) to fund the poor. The tax rate should ideally be flat, in my mind. Every dollar/pound earned should be treated the same. The government shouldn't penalize people for being more successful. If they want to help poor people like me, the government should stop throwing its money away overseas and cut down on some of its expensive bureaucracy instead of dipping its hands deeper and deeper into the pockets of supposedly free individuals earning their own money. It's unrepresentative and illiberal.

    That turned into a big rant. I'm sorry.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)
    We pay tax to fund our governments; not (inherently) to fund the poor. The tax rate should ideally be flat, in my mind. Every dollar/pound earned should be treated the same. The government shouldn't penalize people for being more successful. If they want to help poor people like me, the government should stop throwing its money away overseas and cut down on some of its expensive bureaucracy instead of dipping its hands deeper and deeper into the pockets of supposedly free individuals earning their own money. It's unrepresentative and illiberal.

    That turned into a big rant. I'm sorry.
    If you want a right wing reason why we should redistribute listen to this millionaire.

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    Who the hell dislikes the rich? virtually everyone wants to be rich. Or at least they wouldn't mind if they were rich.

    Threads like these need to stop 'cos they're annoyingly wrong.
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    (Original post by ChaoticButterfly)
    If you want a right wing reason why we should redistribute listen to this millionaire.

    He is unbelievably wealthy and he admits he got lucky. I'm talking about hard working millionaires creating jobs and improving society for all.

    Troll leftie logic right there.
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    (Original post by Bill_Gates)
    He is unbelievably wealthy and he admits he got lucky. I'm talking about hard working millionaires creating jobs and improving society for all.

    Troll leftie logic right there.
    Trolling doesn't work that well on those who know they are talking to a troll. Go troll Billy Disco on necessity of immigration or something.
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    (Original post by Dandaman1)
    We pay tax to fund our governments; not (inherently) to fund the poor. The tax rate should ideally be flat, in my mind. Every dollar/pound earned should be treated the same. The government shouldn't penalize people for being more successful. If they want to help poor people like me, the government should stop throwing its money away overseas and cut down on some of its expensive bureaucracy instead of dipping its hands deeper and deeper into the pockets of supposedly free individuals earning their own money. It's unrepresentative and illiberal.

    That turned into a big rant. I'm sorry.
    Flat tax rates hit the poor disproportionately hard.
 
 
 
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