If you’ve ever wondered why certain super-wealthy people don’t seem too panic-stricken when somebody like Barack Obama comes along saying that he’s going to steal from the rich and give to the poor, it’s because the rich are fully aware that the rules are written so as to allow them to win no matter what happens to the rest of us.

From the USA Today:

The nation’s richest Americans have seen a healthy jump in their net worth, even as the economy faces an uncertain recovery.
The total worth of the members of the Forbes400 list of the richest Americans rose to an estimated $1.37 trillion in 2010, up 8% from 2009, according to the list released late Wednesday.

The top 10 richest Americans are a familiar group, including the top three:

•Microsoft founder Bill Gates sits at No. 1 with $54 billion.

•Berkshire Hathaway head Warren Buffett ranks No. 2 with $45 billion.

•Oracle founder Lawrence Ellison is at No. 3 with $27 billion.

Michael Bloomberg’s on the list too, and yeah, he’s raking it in under Hope & Change also. If we were talking about across-the-board free market capitalist non-hypocrites it wouldn’t bother me, but some of these guys are the same people who support politicians who call the rest of us “greedy” for saying our taxes are too high and government spending is out of control.

It must be nice being exempt from the same socialist crap you endorse pushing off on the rest of the world. That’s “getting rich on the backs of the poor.”

Comments

5 Responses to “As the Economy Tanks, the Rich Get Richer”

  1. Rick on September 23rd, 2010 1:34 pm

    There is no class warfare here.They WON! They’ve got theirs and they’ve got ours.

    We,the people,are left with God,limited voting and the 2nd Amendment!

  2. nannykins on September 23rd, 2010 1:52 pm

    Our hard earned tax dollars were handed over to Government Motors to bail out the unions and their minions. This is how they pay us back!!! Go to Fox Channel 2 in Detroit for more info.
    http://www.myfoxdetroit.com/dpp/news/chrysler-aut

  3. Joyanna Adams on September 23rd, 2010 3:07 pm

    Well said Mr. Powers. The Dems are always taking about getting the rich, and yet, they sit on the boards of the banks, Google, Apple, Wal-Mart .etc…

    How long was Hillary Clinton on the board of Wal-Mart? Years.

    Just look at the Forbes 400 list if you want to get a real feel of "who controls who" and it pretty much explains who is writing the checks for advantages that most Americans suffer for.

    That rich guy and man who gets whole nations out of debt, Bono, gave 1% of his charity foundation away, we hear today. Is it any wonder they all put their vast fortunes in tax- protected "charities?"

    And then give a few million here, or there…and say…"I will give away half my fortune when I die, I'm such a NICE guy"…and they just leave it in the "trust" for their kids to give away…oh…one percent.

    No wonder this whole thing seems to have been planned. Too many people have made billions off of it.

    With the help of our highest govenment officials.

  4. SignPainterGuy on September 23rd, 2010 7:55 pm

    Imagine how rich these and their select elite buddies will be if the entire package of global greening / crap and tax policies are in place; $10 Trillion per year divided up amongst them !! Is it any wonder this BS is so important to them ??!!

  5. San Diego on September 24th, 2010 3:21 am

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