The super wealthy want us to think if they pay fair taxes it will take them out of prosperity and effect business which will lower wages. It will not, billionaires can pay more taxes and thier businesses will be fine and they will still be super rich. Almost all of them pay the least they can to employees no matter how much taxes they pay.
One of my favorite sayings is “it’s not money that makes you wealthy, it’s the freedom to do what you want, when you want.” I like the idea that we are not controlled by fabricated monitory objects. It’s the principle, the reward, the idea that money gives you abilities in life. And if used correctly, you can use it to make more exponentially. This of coursed is balanced by if you want to have even amounts of reward, or sacrifice for a possible better long term reward. For example; If you never went out for dinner you would have over 3k extra dollars a year, in 5 years you could use that 15k to buy a business or a house down payment which can make more money faster than you salary. I ran into another quote this morning which sparked this whole shpeal. “The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Again this puts money as a tool not as the core function for value. After all if you work 1 hour and make $400 you see the money differently than someone who worked a hard 40 hour week to make the same $400. It’s […]