And as long as this Keynesian horror show continues in the major economies...more wealth will be taken from taxpayers and given to the rich.
Anyone that actually thinks big government helps the masses is staggeringly naive, imo....it does the opposite.
Look at TARP, QE, Mark to Market rule changes, toxic asset buyouts by the Fed, too-big-too-fail, etc.
All these helped the rich far, FAR more then they helped the poor/middle class.
But the ignorant masses are so staggeringly gullible/naive/flat out stupid that they actually buy the rhetoric from the corporations who pay the politicians to convince the masses that bailing out the rich/major corporations is 'good for the masses'.
When it is little more then a legal transfer of wealth from the poor/middle class to the rich.
'What kind of sick and twisted toy factory is this?'
'We are all the sum of our tears. Too little and the ground is not fertile, and nothing can grow there. Too much, the best of us is washed away.'
"Better to be dead and cool, than alive and uncool."
A little over half our jobs are with small businesses. Only 2% of small business owners are in the top 1%. So nearly half of everyone employed is currently working for someone who isn't rich. If someone has had more than one job, it's highly likely that at least one of their employers wasn't a 1%er.
I've had probably around 25 employees, every one of those people have worked for someone that is not rich (because I'm not rich).