Friday, January 13, 2012 10:47:15 AM
That's an ad hominem attack--Republicans are full of `em. Even if it is true that they are jealous of the billionaires (I personally agree with that statement) it in no way impacts the veracity of what they`re saying.
It`s people like this that give capitalists a bad name.
Friday, January 13, 2012 9:05:15 AM
I don't see it as envy either, I see it as a simple thing like balancing a check book. People ask questions to make sure everything is accurate and legal, ethical (not fair), and mutually beneficial. It often seems we rob Peter to pay Paul, and obviously we spend more than we make as a nation. Top execs get huge bonuses, federal wages go up, but the average Joe`s wages have remained stagnant despite taxes and the cost of living increasing. I`d say that people are concerned for their own welfare and not envious of the rich, we just want to be sure they`re using the money they`ve acquired for positive outcomes and not to line the pockets of the few at the detriment of the many. Of course Romney has always had a silver spoon so he wouldn`t see it this way.