As far as what the wealthy deserve, I think that's beside the point. They figured out how to get the biggest slice of the American pie, they take care of their own, and that's the way it is. I wouldn't call all of them exploiters either; generally, I would call them pretty dang smart. There will always be people at the bottom (a few of which are thugs) and greedy people at the top (a few of which are thugs). Press onward and upward.