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Will you make a pledge to give away all the income you make over the national median in your country/state/or province?

I am not saying this is the right thing to do, so please no hate mail. But if anyone would like to make a pledge to give away all their salary above the national median in their country/state/ or province, feel free to do so here. You can give away the money to a worthy charity or a neighbor, it does not matter. This was inspired by the President of Uruguay, known jokingly as the poorest president in the world (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20334136). He does this. I was hoping atleast ten people could pledge to do this, and we could stay in touch over the next couple years, sharing how it has changed our life. In years we make less than the national median, we can pledge to give 10 percent. Thanks for reading.


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  • Dec 18 2012: No.

    I think a person's income should be reflective of many things including how long they work, how hard they work, how much they have risked in preparation for a job, the difficulty of the job, the need for the service, or the innovativeness of the product or service they offer. This concept sounds like something a socialist of communist country might promote.

    I think every person should work for as long and as hard as they can in our country. hey should absolutely work until they can pay their own expenses for the rest of their lives. If they choose to not work at some point, satisfied with the lifestyle, they should be free to do so. In the event someone cannot meet the basic needs of life, the government should offer enough assistance to make sure they can survive at a reasonable minimum lifestyle. Failure to do this creates a group of people that are desperate and forced into decisions that could have the potential to diminish the lifestyles of those with no such burden.
    • Dec 19 2012: I don't think it is good for many people to do as I have suggested. I am just looking for a couple people in the world. I don't think it is a good way for a whole country to live. Thank you for your reply!

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