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@rk9152 wrote:

Let's get real here:

1) There were rich before the '80s;

2) It is none of our business how others spend their money.


If it is not considered classified information by the government - anyone who wishes has the legal, moral and ethical right to make it their business, and comment in whatever manner they wish - within the limits of constitutionally allowed and legally actionable limits of speech and expression.

 

It's all part of First Amendment Right of Freedom of Speech and Expression - both verbal and symbolic freedom to say/express through actions - what one thinks -

 

Sure it's been known to get a little rude and messy - but weren't the speech and actions of our patriot forefathers - when they destroyed the British Lieutenant Governor's house - and later dumped about 1.7 million dollars worth of tea (in today's money) into Boston Harbor just a tad bit rude and messy?

Don't we celebrate the Boston Tea Party as a patriotic act and honor the Sons of Liberty as American Patriots?

Hmm - there wasn't a constitution yet, was there?

Yet we honor their actions - and the actions of our forefathers - who treasonously revolted and took up arms against the lawful government...

 

Defense of the rich, huh? 

One had best be certain to get the thirty pieces of silver up front - many of the rich - like trump - don't honor their obligations...

 

 

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Let's get real here:

1) There were rich before the '80s;

2) It is none of our business how others spend their money.

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@nctarheel wrote:

@Olderscout66 wrote:

Let's hear a justification for an individual having enough money to shell out $450 MILLION for a single painting when 50% of Americans aren't being paid enough to have to pay federal income taxes.

 

This isn't about economics anymore folks, this is a MORAL issue.


How right you are!!!

 

And on top of that................

 

"The Powers That Be" are still "NOT" ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, UNCONDITIONALLY sure that it is a Da Vinci.


Caveat emptor!

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

Let's hear a justification for an individual having enough money to shell out $450 MILLION for a single painting when 50% of Americans aren't being paid enough to have to pay federal income taxes.

 

This isn't about economics anymore folks, this is a MORAL issue.


How right you are!!!

 

And on top of that................

 

"The Powers That Be" are still "NOT" ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, UNCONDITIONALLY sure that it is a Da Vinci.

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I agree. Its obscene. And it did start ing the 80's with western govts buying in to trickle down AND austerity.
So it begins.
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It tells us rich people have acquired OBSCENE amounts of money in the last couple decades, and  we need it back to fix our Nation.

 

Let's hear a justification for an individual having enough money to shell out $450 MILLION for a single painting when 50% of Americans aren't being paid enough to have to pay federal income taxes.

 

This isn't about economics anymore folks, this is a MORAL issue.

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