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a global personal income limit and flat tax rate.

I don't understand how anyone could need more than $1000000 per year to live comfortably. With all the current problems in the world today that need money to solve, that anyone should live in the extravagant lap of luxury when others are starving or lack the basic neccessities to live I find criminally negligent and morally corrupt.

We should have a global treasury for collecting and distributing wealth, starting with a personal income limit and a flat tax with no deductions on all personal and corporate income.


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  • Aug 12 2011: I agree completely with your statement "money doesn't solve problems ". However, at this time , in this reality, it seems problems can't be solved without it either.

    In reality, you don't feed people money, however we have governments that pay farmers NOT to grow food?? We can't find a cure for cancer without money but they seem more occupied discovering solutions like Viagra or cures for hair loss.

    I think the first step is to redistribute wealth enough that it becomes meaningless, then maybe we can concentrate on the things that are truly important.

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