Wow, I can't believe I made it all the way through this thread without losing my mind.
Ever since I actually started paying attention to politics I've always hated the divide. I get so sick of hearing about liberals vs conservatives. I honestly don't see how anything will ever change as long as the two parties are too busy bickering over whose policies are better.... And it damn sure won't work as long nothing new is being passed because of Republicans voting against Democrats and Democrats voting against Republicans. Is it so damn hard to work together? Whatever happened to people listening to the entire idea/concept and then providing their input? It seems that neither side wants to listen to anything presented to them.
As for business owners... I commend those that have built themselves up from nothing. It is an impressive feat. I just hope some realize that there are some of us that simply aren't comfortable having all the responsibilities of owning our own businesses... I, for one, have never desired to own/run a giant corporation (or even a small one) and be responsible for employees or any other liability associated with it. That being said... It definitely doesn't mean I'm not a hard worker or I resent those in a position of power. It's just not for me. I know I would be horrible at running my own business, unless I was the only one in the business. (If that makes any sense?)
In the letter, he describes my aunt and uncle perfectly. They try so hard to live the rich lifestyle... However, I really think they are going to wind up in some serious trouble in the future if they keep it up. After recent events... I've learned that my husband and I have more money in one of our accounts, than they do across all of their accounts. The sad thing is... My aunt and uncle make double what me and my husband do, yet my husband and I have more than triple the amount of money in our accounts than they do. The problem with some people is they want so desperately to be rich they do everything they can think of to appear rich....when in reality...if they would just stop trying to appear rich, they probably would be rich! Most people I know that would be classified as rich are pretty frugal. They don't take a ton of expensive vacations, they don't buy stuff that aren't necessities, and I've noticed they don't talk about the things they have...
Just my observations. And in all honesty... I don't know what the answer is to the economic issues... And I'll never pretend to know.