Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
Plus, this recession kicked people while they are down, and a lot of small investors are going to remember the big banks are the ones doing the kicking. Losing a house and all the money invested in it is going to be fresh in our memories for a long time.
2 of my immediate neighbors walked away from their houses, the banks just would not work with them...
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
I'm all for people getting back to work, nothing would please me more than for this country to be able to get the vast majority of these people off the unemployment rolls and into decent jobs, into gainfull employment, turned back into productive, tax paying citizens.
You want to define what a decent job, fair wage, and those evil rich people by your own standards without knowing the financial situation for those that you defend. You speculate and project based upon what you are told and ignore history and research tools available to you. For some reason the 47% that don't pay any Federal Income taxes doesn't bother you nearly as allowing those that do pay taxes to keep more of their money. That is a slippery slope you are on and wonder if you feel that your income and ability to keep more of what you earn is an expense to the Federal Govt?