It not about rich people having more money. It about how they got money. It about how they take opportunity away from rest of us, for sake of having more money. It how they willing to take risks that destroy economy - knowing full well that what could and would happen - putting millions out of work, while creating nothing of value, and all the while crowing that they John Galt, creating wealth for everyone.
Fairly astute observation for a blue puppet. The emphasis above is mine, as that is a big point that needs to be discussed.
I have heard a number of people express the belief that Wall Street “earned” their money through “hard work”. Wall Street “earned” their money in same way a mugger earns his money - they stole it. Just because some dude in a fancy suit didn’t stick a gun in someone’s face and demand the money does not make it any less a theft. They played a dangerous and risky game with the hard earned wealth of other people - people that invested in low risk financial instruments - and when the game when sour, they dumped the losses on the tax payers of the world. Now that the taxpayers are demanding this not be allowed to happen again, Wall Street is crying “foul” and calling the people’s demands for accountability “class warfare”.
All the fuss is about the fact that while profits for corporate have grown substantially over the last decade, the wages of the workers have been stagnate. It’s about the fact that despite increased productivity from workers, which resulted in increased profits for corporate, the workers have not been duly rewarded for their efforts. It’s about the fact that wages today are no better for the worker than they were in the 70’s, and the increase in the “cost of living” means that 70’s wage no longer allows for a family to be sustained.
This is NOT about jealousy. This is about GLUTTONY, AVARICE, GREED, and a complete lack of appreciation for the people who helped these “titans” climb to such heights.
(Source: The A.V. Club)