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415. Re: Morning Metaverse Oct 25, 2013, 16:48 Sepharo
 
RollinThundr wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 15:22:
Sepharo wrote on Oct 25, 2013, 13:31:
Please fill out this survey so I can call you a liar because I can't comprehend why anyone would want to willingly contribute to the betterment of a society other than an inexperienced child.

Seph when you get out into the real world and realize you have to work for things, they aren't just handed to you on the backs of others, and they SHOULDN'T be, maybe you'll gain some wisdom as to how the world actually is.

It's nice to dream about this magical utopia that you think socialism would somehow bring about, without realizing that someone has to pay for it all. Reality has a habit of smacking you upside the head eventually. You'll get there someday I'm sure.
Didn't you read my post earlier about my company providing my healthcare? You responded to it.

It depends on your definition of the "real world" but I would say I've been living in it for the past 10 years. Graduated from high school in 2004, I took out 50K in public/private loans for college, had two internships (Stardock and Raymond James), graduated from college in 2008 with a BS in IT. Got my first job one month out (they called me because developers were/are in demand here) and I've been working salaried here for the past 4.75 years. It's an excellent company, I get bi-annual raises, nearly monthly bonuses, profit sharing, full health and dental, and ample vacation and personal time. I put 20% into my 401k (and the company matches to a certain amount) I drive a 2013 Taurus SHO and am shopping around for my first home (apartment now). I vote in every election I can and vote to raise taxes whenever possible because I have more money than I need. Throughout my life and my family's we've made use of infrastructure and programs that are supported by taxes.

We live in a powerful and successful country that can afford to raise the quality of life for its citizens. If I lived somewhere else in the world I likely wouldn't have been as successful as I am. It was poorly stated but Obama's "you didn't build that" speech was trying to drive this point home. You benefit everyday from something that is paid for with taxes, you aren't doing it alone.
 
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