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Shared Sacrifice or Shared Prosperity

Which would you prefer? Is it just a matter of perspective?

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Asked by itsmesteph11 at 8:17 AM on May. 13, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Shared prosperity.

    Answer by older at 8:17 AM on May. 13, 2011

  • I think it's a matter of perspective. One person's shared sacrifice is someone else's shared prosperity. Sounds an a lot like redistribution.

    Answer by DSamuels at 8:21 AM on May. 13, 2011

  • I would think the two go hand in hand

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 8:21 AM on May. 13, 2011

  • The ideal is that if you share the sacrifice, that in the time of plenty you would share

    Answer by adnilm at 8:26 AM on May. 13, 2011

  • I think DSamuels nailed it.  The sacrifice of some will be the prosperity of others. 


    Answer by QuinnMae at 9:02 AM on May. 13, 2011

  • How about both?

    If most of the country lives in poverty,,,quality of life crimes will affect EVERYONE


    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 9:29 AM on May. 13, 2011

  • Why should I sacrifice?

    I didn't do anything to anybody.

    We weren't taking a penny from anyone when all the crap hit the fan.
    We pay our way and want to be left alone.

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 11:18 AM on May. 13, 2011

  • We've worked all of our lives to do what we're doing now. The idea of 'sharing' isn't part of the gov't. I grew up with and respect, and it isn't one I would support ~ even by lip service or under force.

    On the other hand, it makes me giggle a bit thinking about those who would like it trotting out to use the sawdust potty, shoveling out the pig pen, or using a hand tool to dig holes for fence posts. Anyone want to "share"?

    I really don't. This is MY life. MY dream. MY goals. I don't want 'help' attaining them, and I don't want to compromise and acccept a few of anyone elses' life, dream, or goals. What I want and need is far different than what most of America wants ~ and our democratic republic makes it possible for me to live my life in spite of/alongside those with different goals. Making me 'share' would obliterate most of mine. Sorry, but I prefer neither.

    Answer by Farmlady09 at 12:55 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • I guess another way of looking at it is that if you prosper, you should sacrifice your proserity so that others may proser also. And again, that is basically redistribution.

    I don't mind sharing by MY choice, it's when it is a FORCED sharing that people object. Unless of course, they are the recipients of the sharing.

    Answer by DSamuels at 12:55 PM on May. 13, 2011

  • Socialism, no thanks.

    Answer by tasches at 1:13 PM on May. 13, 2011

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