40 Billionaires Pledge To Donate Half...

40 Billionaires Pledge To Donate Half Their Wealth

There are 23 comments on the WFMZ story from Aug 4, 2010, titled 40 Billionaires Pledge To Donate Half Their Wealth. In it, WFMZ reports that:

Forty wealthy families and individuals have joined Microsoft Corp. co-founder Bill Gates and billionaire investor Warren Buffett in a pledge to give at least half their wealth to charity.

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Que

Allentown, PA

#21 Sep 22, 2010
Smooth wrote:
Here is how I read this, I give half of my fortune to your charity ,and you give half of your fortune to my charity. Then we write it off on our tax's , and we still have all of our money, and we can still cut benefits to the employees that are making us all of our money!
Bingo.

Gates and Buffett made their money off the backs of the middle class. Not the poor or the rich.

The same middle class Americans that Gates lays off and replaces with foreigners on work visas.

“Learning from others is good.”

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#22 Sep 23, 2010
WONDERBAR wrote:
I'm glad they are donating. Especially Bill gates, he can afford to with all the money he is making with compatibility issues with computers. Whenever a computer is upgraded with a new chip or operating system, the computer you had for maybe 4 years is useless, cannot buy any programs for it, so you have to go out and buy all new equipment again.
People jump when something new comes out, like these iphones. The 1st is no different than the 4th.
Tell me about it, I have to buy a new computer because the New Adobe CS5 programs are not compatible to my g5 tower mac I purchassed in 2006. The new macs now use an Intel Chip, since 2006. I got my computer the same time these new intel chips came about. My G5 tower mac is power pc, so not compatible to the New Adobe CS5 programs. I cannot upgrade my programs because you need the Intel Chip in the computer.

I thought that Adobe would continue making their programs compatible to computers like mine without the Intel Chip. I've been reading up on this, they can make the programs compatible for very special situations, just not the common person like me.
Rukeyser

Tyler, TX

#23 Sep 24, 2010
Carbide wrote:
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Become a billionaire and do what you said they should do. After all, it is their money.
I realize people have the right to judge these people for what they do, but they earned the money, it's their say in the end.
exactly.

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