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    Emmy

    It is far from silly, what is silly is worshiping greed.  

    How much"different" is showing the sin of wealth any different than hating and blaming the poor as a "choice" when in fact poverty is not a choice.  Being rich IS a choice.  Poverty is an INSTITUTION, meaning it is embedded in our society for a reason.  In spite of how much damage it does, this poverty institution remains in place because it benefits someone.  Keeping poverty in place as an institution in our society is based on racism, sexism, (including those in the LGBTQ communities), ageism, classism and those with disabilities,  In spite of the much heralded "success" stories that a few in poverty obtain, those caught in the web of poverty are most often doomed ~ and the hurdles get higher every day as the rich and powerful keep raising the bar making it ever more impossible to escape.  

    It is obvious when "too much" is too much.  You need only one home to live in ~ and it does not need to be a mansion unless you have 20 kids or a large family needing that much space, you do not need any more food than you can eat and it need not be extravagant, you can only drive one car at a time, you do not need to spend $1000 on a purse, the list goes on ...

    As for the surgeon who spend all that time in school...how do we measure which is more important and which is not?  

    How much time, intelligence, skill and and effort do you think a woman spends raising and providing for her kids for 18 years per kid at least?  She is raising those kids to fight in your wars, care for your infrastructure, pay your Social Security and even care for YOU when you can n longer do it.  Do you know according to labor statistics while being paid at 70¢ for every man's dollar, she loses on the average of over $275,000 over a work lifetime because of care giving? This includes not only children but the 24/7 care for her elders and spouse as well.   Which btw, SAVES our society a lot of dough because if we tried to replace this "free" care it would cost $Billions to create institutions to replace that work just so she can go out and say, "Do you want fries with that?"  

    My question would be, "Why is this effort denigrated and underpaid while those years in school are elevated to such high income?"

    Just sayin' ...

    Cat  

    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they hurt you, then you win ~ Mahatma Gandhi

    by mntleo2 on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 02:09:04 PM PST

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