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How the Super-Rich Are Abandoning America

Society & Culture  (tags: the super rich, greed, middle class, society, culture, ethics, dishonesty, corruption, sadness )

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As they accumulate more and more wealth, the very rich have less need for society. At the same time, they've convinced themselves that they made it on their own, and that contributing to societal needs is unfair to them.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:03 am
The super rich are abandoning Britain too. Monaco is thriving. How sad for our countries which gave these people such wonderful opportunities.

Gloria p (304)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:18 am
I am going to share it tomorrow afternoon. No one is on FB in the middle of the night!

TomCat S (128)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:34 am
How about a 99% send it out of the country tax?

Esther Z (94)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:29 am
The super rich are abandoning the country, and some are staying to completely destroy it! Case in point, the Koch brothers. Need I say more?

Lona G (80)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:57 am
This article sure makes my bile rise, but thanks for posting nevertheless, Carrie.

The super rich are leaving China for Europe, as do the super rich of Russia. Funny how the grass is always greener somewhere else even if you own all the grass in the world. How much money can anybody possibly need? I wish they would go the poorest countries in Africa, then the little money they pay there on taxes can compensate for the help they never gave. Oh no( slaps forehead), that money would only end up in the pockets of Africa's 1%.

Ben O (154)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 8:10 am
I often wonder how those stinking rich bastards can endure themselves...???

Nancy M (169)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:07 am
Le them go...and never return. I bet they can't.

Elizabeth M (65)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 10:17 am
They've Taken $25 Trillion of New Wealth While Paying Less Taxes, they don't care about the rest of the people. make big money, then leave the country!!
There HAS to be some way to make them pay taxes - smart lawyers may know how to close all the loopholes that these SOB's have been using for years.
Thank You Carrie.


Bryna Pizzo (139)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 11:16 am
Thank you for the news. We need to show him who the imbecile really is! Do I hear, "Boycott"? We need a pledge/petition urging people to pledge to boycott Home Depot. (n, p, t)

Claudia A (70)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 11:29 am
...Blame the system and its creators. What can you do about it?

Anne F (17)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 11:47 am
makes Warren Buffett and Bill Gates even more admirable

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 11:55 am
Those bastards

Karin Abraham (27)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 11:57 am
Thanks for the article. But I'm not one to make a general statement to describe everyone in a certain group. To be fair, there are quite a few who do a lot of good with their money. Anne above just mentioned two -- Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. But Oprah Winfrey is a great philanthropist, too. I'm sure there are others, too. But I do agree that so very many of the rich are very selfish. They're the ones who want money just for the sake of having money. The exceptions are those who use their money to do a lot of good for a lot of other people, not only in our country but in poorer countries, too.

Kath P (9)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:18 pm
Sad little people. They will be running for the rest of their lives.

Jonathan Harper (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:28 pm

Erika M (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 12:36 pm
Thanks, nothing new

Sheri Schongold (7)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 1:09 pm
I know it's nothing new, but these greedy, selfish, egotistical bas***ds belong in another country. Preferably one like China or Russia who will show them how "important" they are. They make money hand over fist and want more & more. If there is a way to make more money, be sure they know it and will be trying to put it to use for themselves. They are some of the horrors in society because, unlike Bill Gates & Warren Buffet to name a couple, they aren't interested in helping people, just padding their wallets.

Birgit W (160)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 2:16 pm

Past Member (0)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 3:29 pm
The rich abandoned America a long time ago. They formed their own allegiance to each other, over All other allegiances, either to national, religious, race, etc.

June Bostock (50)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted. Thanks.

marie C (163)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 4:41 pm
A lot of the British rich have abandoned UK because they genuinely feel we have lost our capital city
It is very sad but London is not a pleasure any more beggars (a lot of Rumanian gypsys ) My poor daughter once again had her purse stolen on Sunday so a country without a good capital city is a bit of a waste of time
If I could afford it and knew somewhere to go I would leave . London is no fun pushing begging stealing lots of anger many many immigrants that do not speak English sometimes I am not sure I am in England as all I hear is loud shouting in foreign languages or screaming into mobile phones heartbreaking for born
Londoners .

David C (129)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 5:44 pm
not surprised...not new news in my opinion.....when all you care about is the here and now and your bank don't do good for the future, the world, or even your country....

Sheryl G (360)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6:23 pm
In regards to Karin Abraham's statement on Philanthropy, Dr Martin Luther King Jr said, "Philanthropy is commendable, but it must not cause the philanthropist to overlook the circumstances of economic injustice which make philanthropy necessary."

The 2013 Global Wealth Databook shows that U.S. wealth has increased from $47 trillion in 2008 to $72 trillion in mid-2013. And this is what the leadership uses to throw out at us, see doing better, yet most of us do not nor have not seen any of this "increase" is hoarded by the few. In fact 95% of the gain went to the top 1% of the population.

The wealthiest Americans who hate "takers" enjoy $2 trillion in special tax carve outs, more than double the entire annual budget of Social Security. Yet they are expecting the Disabled, many of them Veterans and the Elders to sacrifice more and want to slash their Social Security income while at the same time cutting back on the Food Stamps.

We best come up with a new system in which to live, otherwise we will all be living in the "sacrifice zones" like Pine Ridge, with 80% unemployment, long term poverty with little hope in sight.

Sheila D (28)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 6:49 pm
There are some super-rich who are not abandoning America, but they are so few when looking at the entire picture. It's unfortunate they think money is more important than anything else.
Good comments. Thanks for the article, Carrie.

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 7:25 pm
Here I thought they were buying passage to Mars. I'll pony up for a ticket to send them off our planet before they totally f- it up. How about a homemade space ship? I'm sure we can come up with some great ideas. Of course they have their own insurance and medical "just in case something goes wrong". Better than what most of us stuck on the earth have!

Susanne R (235)
Tuesday November 5, 2013, 11:52 pm
The super-rich are abandoning America? How can one "abandon" what one never recognized? You can abandon someone or something you once cared for or supported, but it doesn't seem appropriate to say you can abandon something or someone whose existence you've never acknowledged.

Inge B (202)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 12:24 am
Time to become self-sufficient, let the super rich eat their money.
Time for the Green Revolution?


Julie W (32)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 1:42 am
I don't live in the US, but I still find this sickening. Especially as so many of these guys profess to be Christian.

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday November 6, 2013, 4:20 am
Noted, thanks.
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