At what point, do the "rich" become "poor"? And no, it isn't my goal to push them to that point... but to encourage other Americans to see/regard the middle class and poor as JUST AS IMPORTANT to the health of this nation as the wealthy.Please tell me how making the rich poorer will help to make the poor richer
What plan? That silly mental construct you suggested above? Bottom line with me and my view on this, is that we cannot focus all regard and honor upon those with the greatest of wealth. In fact, I think the only people at the top of the economic food chain worth revering at all... are those whose ways and investments benefit this nation's people in the most direct ways.As far as I know, that plan has never worked anywhere it has been tried
I know it is offensive to some, but I'm not going to praise MONEY itself nor see it as a particularly "good" thing, just because I see a LOT of it associated with someone's name; I'm not impressed by that. I care that the NAME associated with whatever "money" leads or points to outcomes which help people to live decent lives and make society better as a whole.
Sound a bit 'socialist'? It may be... but I've WATCHED CLOSELY over the years, as we ran HEAD-FIRST into an economic wall in 2008; a time that came after some of the lowest taxes and deregulation of the financial industry associated with this nation's history. I also know that a robust middle class (which the most wealthy seem to disregard and/or despise) is the virtual economic backbone of this nation. It is wrong and unhelpful to EXPLOIT those people as much as they have been by the wealthy and that is being addressed in this era; thank goodness.
My view is that it is BEST to educate the many (invest in the people) and LIFT as many as possible from the level of basic survival. No, not all must/will be "wealthy"... but that ALL will do better and that will be better for society.
This notion of setting things up in America so that they wealthy get richer and richer... has likely reached the limits of its true efficacy for this nation. The evidence of that is all around us, even in or faces. Again, there is nothing wrong with wealth per se, but how that wealth is used to affect society as a whole must be checked and balanced period.