It seems to me that all this class warfare stoked by our political "leaders" has had one predictable result--it has made us all meaner. We are out to get each other. The rich? They are going to get punished with higher taxes, gosh darnit! They've been taking advantage of us all for years, and it is high time that we stuck it to them, the buggers.
What is weird about listening to people on Newsvine talk is the utter contempt people have for folks who have succeeded. It is like their success wasn't the result of hard work--but through some chicanery, some trickery; that it was success at the expense of someone else.
This is nonsense. When people work hard to build a business, and have financial success as a result--they deserve the financial success. They worked for it. It wasn't given to them by someone else. It wouldn't have come to exist without their hard work.
Would Microsoft ever have come to exist without Bill Gates' hard work--or the hard work of his team? Certainly no one could argue that he "took" his financial success from someone else. He did build it.
Obama's classic--"You didn't build that" comment was just a natural extension of "success hatred," which liberals seem to have in droves.
What type of financial success is acceptable to a liberal? I am struggling to find an answer. Perhaps Newsvine could provide it for me?
Please tell me Newsvine--what type of financial success is acceptable? Can you start poor, raise yourself up, making millions in private industry--and still be considered someone who deserved it because they worked hard? Or is it always the case, through the Liberal lens--that someone who came up and made millions has to have done it in some way that is not acceptable? That it has to have been at someone else's expense? At the expense of some poor employee who could have been paid higher wages? Or though some failure of law to regulate the business sufficiently so that consumers got more and the businessman less?