Reply to post: Re: Not exactly a reasonable comparison

World's richest bloke battles Oz catastro-fire with incredible AU$1m donation (aka load of cheap greenwashing)

HildyJ Silver badge

Re: Not exactly a reasonable comparison

I am not in the billionaire class but I am in the 7 figure class. I bought my house for $200k 30 yesrs ago and it's now worth about $1.5m (partially thanks to Bezos - I live in about 5 miles from the planned east coast Amazon HQ).

I support raising the tax rates on the wealthy, including me. I would support a wealth tax if the money could go towards overhauling America's woeful health system. And my charitable donations, while they don't match Jeff's dollar amount, are significantly high than his on a percentage basis.

People have heard the term "Noblesse oblige" but they forget, if they ever knew, that it means privilege entails responsibility.

“The man of great wealth owes a peculiar obligation to the state because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government.” Teddy Roosevelt

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