Jul 16th 2007 10:34AM xx
Jul 16th 2007 12:26AM p.s I think it's a beautiful house.
Jul 15th 2007 11:54PM The reason hard luck stories come about. Is because people question the wealthy.....i was trying to point out that i come from moderately wealthy family.. and what the general public thinks is wrong.... people feel that the wealthy shouldn't buy or have such elaborate things...and should give the money to other causes...$1 or 100,000. it's up to each individual to donate and if I remember we live in America. Freedom, what our troops die for, to protect us from randomly being blown up to feel free to walk into a building and to spend your hard earned or easy come money how ever you wish to spend it,if you donate your $1 then you can critique,If they have that kind of money to buy and then choose to go ahead and buy it then all the power to them...I'm sure if any one of you had the real money they have, you would be singing a different song.... ranting about cruise, travolta, oprah, is immature and jealousy and it shows, They have all worked hard and earned and i'm sure give back in many way's and deserve and have exactly the size home they wanted
Jul 15th 2007 10:05PM I am a single mom of 3, my x at 30,000 past due in child support at $100 week... I come from a upper middle class family, my families wealth came from my grandfather who came to the states in the early 1900. clinton was president when he passed away(9 years ago) and the death tax was still in tact, he was 91 years old and his lawyers never put his money into a irrevocable trust. my father used the last of his cash to pay the 55% death tax on all his assets, he left behind 3 children (my father 1) and 10 grandchildren of which I am one. I have 2 younger disabled brothers one born that way the other hit by a car in Cali from an illegal immig that had no insurance, nor did my brother at the time in his mid 20's dr's said he was brain dead, he woke out of a coma 1 1/2 later, he has short term mem loss and learned how to walk again, 1 of my cousins served the navy (in subs) for 12 years. his wifes 3rd pregancy turned out to be triplets. he strugles. my grandfather gave alot of money to church's and other organizations while alive, they even went dirrectlt to his home to ask for new front doors to a church and put a plaque on the doors, 1 month after he passed, they removed his name from the doors. I believe most people with money do donate alot as well as there time helping communities as i have also seen with other wealthy families and friends I know, as a single mom I teach my kids to give, if they have nothing to give they most certainly have hands to work with, a brain and most of all there time.....of all those who complain about the wealthy. Can you honestly say that you do for your community, country before you critique people you don't even know..my family lost everything, but, we don't complain or look to other people to feed and care for ourselves, maybe our country should stop looking for hand outs and start helping your neighbors..and maybe you will see some changes....poor/rich...if you've lost a job, you still have a brain...use it and stop looking to blame, those big ceo, karma. did i mention my grandfather is from Iraq,(andyes i have traveled to baghdad, when it was a beautiful country, it's heart wrenching to see what's happened) and married my grandmother an English women from New york, they made there money from hard work, my father is 73 and they lost 2 companies in the area of 20 mil in the 90's and debts people don't want to pay, who looses out, my family, but none of us complain, nor do we believe in materialistic things, that comes from how you are raised and what kind of person you choose to be....