WE NEED More Rich People

WE NEED More Rich People

There are 12 comments on the blog.ctnews.com story from Mar 17, 2011, titled WE NEED More Rich People. In it, blog.ctnews.com reports that:

A report in the Norwich Bulletin says Connecticut's average unemployment rate rose to 9.1 percent last year from 8.3 percent in 2009, according to the New England Regional Office of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

When Governor Malloy pointed out that said manager would immediately move out of the state rather than surrender half of his net worth, the citizen replied, “I don't care!” I can’t help but wonder how long it will be before we see mobs wielding torches and pitchforks gathering at the gated driveways of the well-to-do and demanding that they “hand it over.”

AFL-CIO President John Olsen might be one of those at the forefront of the charge based on his recent comments about whom he thinks should be paying for the balancing of our budget. “The top five percent, those making $412,000 and above, who received an extension of a tax cut, that was never paid for, that they were never really entitled to, that alone translated into $3.2 billion,”

There are young people in Connecticut right now with ideas and business plans that will result in very profitable ventures, ventures that will create jobs in the years to come and yes, handsome profits for the entrepreneurs themselves. If those young people look around and see that Connecticut eats it’s rich through confiscatory taxes, do you think they will launch their job-creating ventures here or will they go to states where the tax burdens are lower and the business climate more hospitable? I think they will leave and take their jobs with them.

..If we chase out all the rich people only poor people will be left. Then what? We can all dress in our finest sack cloth and meet at the town square, eat gruel and sing hymns. But hey, we will all be equal at that point so I guess that’s something. Shouldn’t the state be doing everything possible to encourage entrepreneurs to stay and launch their ideas here? And to entice more “rich” people to move here and bring their companies with them? Connecticut needs jobs.

Who creates jobs? People that want to make money create jobs. I know that’s not politically correct but it’s the truth.

by -Wayne Winsley

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Zeek the Redneck

Shelton, CT

#1 Mar 18, 2011
Zeek could not agree more with this article.

When someone wants to start a business they have to borrow money that is personally gauranteed to the lender, put thier house and assets on the line, pay interest on these loans and work the business for free. Then they may grow to the point where they hire employees, start to pay down the debt and then make some profits for themselves.

Then along comes the federal, state and local government to take 50% plus of those profits because the deadbeats and public employees eating at the trough in society "deserve" the money. These business people should be put on a pedestal and worshipped.

Now we are considering taxing wealth. This cannot be serious.

Look out Florida, here come Connecticut's young and talented educated future business executives, our business entities and our rich to enrich your state.

Governor Union Puppet wants to open up the state for business? He needs to explain to me the economic theory behind raising taxes by $1.5B which will then create private sector jobs and site me one example anywhere in the world where this has been successful?

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#2 Mar 29, 2011
And I would like to be rich.

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#3 Mar 29, 2011
Zeek the Redneck wrote:
Zeek could not agree more with this article.
When someone wants to start a business they have to borrow money that is personally gauranteed to the lender, put thier house and assets on the line, pay interest on these loans and work the business for free. Then they may grow to the point where they hire employees, start to pay down the debt and then make some profits for themselves.
Then along comes the federal, state and local government to take 50% plus of those profits because the deadbeats and public employees eating at the trough in society "deserve" the money. These business people should be put on a pedestal and worshipped.
Now we are considering taxing wealth. This cannot be serious.
Look out Florida, here come Connecticut's young and talented educated future business executives, our business entities and our rich to enrich your state.
Governor Union Puppet wants to open up the state for business? He needs to explain to me the economic theory behind raising taxes by $1.5B which will then create private sector jobs and site me one example anywhere in the world where this has been successful?
How right you are. Great comment!

Since: Mar 08

Stratford, CT

#4 Mar 29, 2011
America Gentleman Samuel wrote:
And I would like to be rich.
No ya don't the more you have the more they take..you are better off than you think.
imaginaryfriend

Plymouth, MI

#5 Mar 29, 2011
The wealthy have not paid their fair share of taxes since before 1980. All Repignorance are scum.
retired firefighter

Jackson, NJ

#6 Mar 29, 2011
hey.......I am rich ! full medical the rest of my life! over $75,000.00 a year the rest of my lfe and all i had to put in was between 11-14 years at the fire dept
Jezebel

Brooklyn, NY

#7 Mar 29, 2011
retired firefighter wrote:
hey.......I am rich ! full medical the rest of my life! over $75,000.00 a year the rest of my lfe and all i had to put in was between 11-14 years at the fire dept
Thank you for your service to our town. You should move out of Stratford $75,000 a year won't go far here.
retarded

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Mar 29, 2011
retired firefighter wrote:
hey.......I am rich ! full medical the rest of my life! over $75,000.00 a year the rest of my lfe and all i had to put in was between 11-14 years at the fire dept
go build a beach house below the hide tide mark you beater
retired firefighter

Jackson, NJ

#9 Mar 29, 2011
Jezebel wrote:
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Thank you for your service to our town. You should move out of Stratford $75,000 a year won't go far here.
oh, did i mention TAX FREE ????????
dummy

Jackson, NJ

#10 Mar 30, 2011
retired firefighter wrote:
<quoted text>
oh, did i mention TAX FREE ????????
another JOKE..... why do we allow the fake injuries over and over again?????????
retired fighter

Jackson, NJ

#11 Mar 31, 2011
hey, it's quite easy to get a doctor to say i am not fit for duty! it worked out well for me!
Fat Dave

Naugatuck, CT

#12 Mar 31, 2011
I live in an apartment and am bitter

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