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Forum Post: Some thoughts on wealth:

Posted 2 years ago on June 18, 2012, 6:45 a.m. EST by factsrfun (6286) from Phoenix, AZ
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It has puzzled me for some time now, why are people so protective of the very wealthy? The common cliché is that people think they will be rich someday, so they don’t want the government coming after their money when they are. Of course life teaches us differently, life teaches us that we live in the most class fixed of all the modern countries. So why do we still have so many, who still believe in the “I’ll be rich one day” dream? Many would say it is the great American optimism that all things are possible. I believe it is based in a less illustrious emotion that of pride, ego is what always gets us in the end, it is our ego that causes our fall. If we can learn to be at peace with ourselves, we can learn to be at peace with higher taxes.

A couple of links to illustrate the point:

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/09/watch-full-secret-video-private-romney-fundraiser

http://www.nytimes.com/pages/national/class/

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