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Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 at 9:10 am  |  12 responses

Mark Cuban: Get Rich, Be Patriotic


In his latest blog post, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban rants that the most patriotic thing anyone can do right now, is figure out a way to get filthy rich and pay a lot of taxes: ”Bust your ass and get rich. Make a boatload of money. Pay your taxes. Lots of taxes. Hire people. Train people. Pay people. Spend money on rent, equipment, services. Pay more taxes. When you make a shitload of money. Do something positive with it. If you are smart enough to make it, you will be smart enough to know where to put it to work. I don’t care what anyone says. Being rich is a good thing. Not just in the obvious sense of benefiting you and your family, but in the broader sense. Profits are not a zero sum game. The more you make the more of a financial impact you can have. … So be Patriotic. Go out there and get rich. Get so obnoxiously rich that when that tax bill comes , your first thought will be to choke on how big a check you have to write. Your 2nd thought will be ‘what a great problem to have’, and your 3rd should be a recognition that in paying your taxes you are helping to support millions of Americans that are not as fortunate as you.”

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  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    SOUNDS GOOD MARK. CAN YOU BE MORE SPECIFIC ON HOW TO GET OBNOXIOUSLY RICH? BESIDES, IF EVERYONE WERE RICH, WE WOULD ALL BE POOR, THE DOLLAR WOULD BECOME EVEN MORE DEVALUED.

  • mat smith

    Cuban must read alot of Chomsky…. oh….

  • AD

    sounds like a script from entourage lol

  • Yann Blavec

    The reason why $ is cheap is because everyone pays oil in dollar (europeans, chinese, everyone).

    The american dream can’t work, obviously, for everyone.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    The basic logic is sound. Government is still the redistributor of wealth even in a capitalist society, and it’s function is an important one. It’s a consumer economy people.

  • http://www.slamonline.com UNFROZEN CAVEMAN LAWYER

    ATTN OBEDIENT C0NSUMERS: SPEND ALL YOUR MONEY ON USELESS CRAP. GET MORE CREDIT CARDS, MAX THEM OUT. DONT WORRY. BUY WHAT WE TELL YOU, WATCH WHAT WE TELL YOU(HOW BOUT THAT CRAZY CHARLIE HUH?), BELIEVE EVERYTHING WE SAY. GO ABOUT YOUR SAD LITTLE LIVES, CONTRIBUTING TO THE MACHINE. DO NOT HAVE INDEPENDENT THOUGHTS, THAT IS DANGEROUS. WRITE YOUR LETTERS AND EMAILS, MAKE PHONE CALLS, HAVE YOUR SILLY LITTLE PROTESTS, YOU WILL CHANGE NOTHING. WE OWN YOU……. THE BEATINGS WILL CONTINUE UNTIL MORALE IMPROVES.

  • DieselMechanic

    So Cuban does think it’s beneficial to get rich? I’m glad he cleared that up for me. I wasn’t sure if it would be a good idea to get really rich but this has made my decision much easier. Time to go get rich.

  • spit hot fiyah

    @unfrozen did u just read brave new world?

  • LA Huey

    “Get Rich, Be Patriotic” sounds a hell of lot more appealing than “Get Rich or Die Trying”

  • J.C.

    Get money, pay taxes, smoke trees.

  • bike

    I just made $100.00 on a real estate deal so I am on my way!

  • http://Slamonline.com Rocksinmypants

    Only 100? Whatd you do sell a clubhouse?

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