What’s good for the USA is good for General Bullmoose!!https://youtu.be/Kj65AcbekIE
Senator Warren is on to something. I’ve been saying this for years. The wealth of the wealthy is founded upon and sustained by the prosperity and productivity of America’s working people. Those among the ±1%, and most especially the 0.1%, who are not sociopaths (“It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail.” ~ Gore Vidal et al.) must realize that the best investment that the well-to-do have ever made in all of human history was in America’s infrastructure and its middle class during the 3+ decades following WW II. It was a large part of what made America great.
Even though the taxes on the wealthy during those years were, arguably, overly confiscatory, not only did it result in remarkable economic prosperity for all, including the wealthy, it also meant that the wealthy could sleep safely in their beds and not have to cower behind walls and private armies for fear that their heads might end up on a pike. Sadly, those days seem to be passing. A person with no hope and nothing to lose can be deadly, so, as the people lose more and more, the rich must, perforce, fear more and more. Some of them know that, and know better, but… So keep it up you rich [illegitimate children].
In any case, it is mostly NOT the 0.1%‘s money. The bulk of the wealth that has been accumulated by the über-wealthy over the last four decades has been obtained by skimming, scamming, and strip mining the productivity of the working people, those who actually produced the 0.1%’s wealth. We’ve been robbed and we want, indeed demand, OUR money back.
“We must make our choice. We may have democracy, or we may have wealth concentrated in the hands of a few, but we can’t have both.” ~ Justice Louis D. Brandeis
When John D. Rockefeller, at the time the richest man in the world, was asked, “How much money is enough money?” He replied, “Just a little bit more.”
April 12, 2017