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  • Anonymous

    Oh no! But I thought Obama was waging a class war against them and trying to redistribute their wealth? I thought they were suffering and unable to create jobs because of all the brudens that Obama is putting upon them? I thought they were being suffocated with regulations and that’s why they’ve had to hide their money overseas and such? 

    Ugh, facts :( 

    • Anonymous

      The rich always cries poverty when their money is at risk. Even 13 percent. Yes, the rich lie well.

    • “””thought they were being suffocated with regulations “”

      Hey,–that line worked on the dopes for 20 years it should always work!

      LOL

  • kcjonez

    “Seven in ten of the list’s members made their fortunes from scratch.”  
    Forbes is doing it’s best to promote the myth that America is still a land of opportunity.  
    According to Fair Economy the number is 35%, about half that:
    http://faireconomy.org/sites/default/files/BornOnThirdBase2012.pdf

    • Forbes Magasine , Steve Forbes, The Heritage Foundation and the Republican Party are interwined together like the words of this sentence! 

  • Anonymous

    Gee, the stock market had a good run so these people
    would tend to make more. Why is that? Maybe because they
    have more to invest and grow. So let’s steal it from them and
    REDISTRIBUTE it. Like this govt will do wonderful things
    for the sheep with the newly stolen funds. Hey Ma…Obama
    gave us 3 more dollars for food stamps..now we can get another
    beer!

    • These folks just love the free market system!

      When it goes up they make money when it goes down they make money.

      It’s all about the power to redistribute income into their own pocket due to the power and advantage that they have  because they have more !

      Even a 10 year old knows that when you play the Game Monopoly when you reach a certain threashold of holdings;

       You get to wipe out everybody else!

  • Anonymous

    The rich saw a thirteen percent increase in their wealth, again. Any working stiffs out there get a  thirteen percent raise in their wages? Anyone? I’m waiting.

  • Anonymous

    How many more incentives do they need?  Certainly not a tax cut.

  • Anonymous

    From all the hue and cry about the need to cut the taxes of the wealthy even more, you would think they too were feeling the financial strain. But nope, they continue to make much more money while the rest of us make much less. And they say they are against the redistribution of wealth, but clearly they are not when their profits come at our expense.

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