I don't steal anybody's money, that's an uninformed statement. All it takes to make a bunch of money is the ability, the dedication, and you have to choose that path. If you decide you would rather not pursue higher education, or if you decide to work in an industry where there simply isn't a lot of money to be made, or you simply weren't born with the faculties to take on high responsibility/high risk work that's nobody's fault. People who take risks reap the benefits of their investment. There's nothing saying you can't work at a gas station your entire life (and many do), but its wrong for them to hate people who make more than them because they never reached out and grabbed what was right in front of them. There's a lot of issues with education, people feeling unempowered.
Dr. Edwards Deming said that 94% of a company's issues are sytematic, and 6% are the fault of the worker. This applies to workers at all scales, and in this example as well.
The system is broken, but the participants at the top of the scale are not any more liable than the ones at the bottom. You can't fault a smart, capable, risk taker for taking advantage of all of the things available to him in life. We expect a lot of our wealthy, as if they were not human beings. We expect them to be altruistic, and have all of these qualities the vast vast majority of any group of individuals do not possess. There's a bell curve in every peer group. I'm not saying that they shouldn't, or trying to defend selfish people, but the out and out hate is crazy. How many of you go out and blow your tax return on a new TV you don't need? Nearly every single person in this entire country is fabulously wealthy when placed next to the rest of the world. We need social mechanisms in place that create incentive to help each other.
When we ask someone who makes 600,000 a year to contribute 200,000 of it to taxes, they honestly aren't seeing jack shit from those taxes. They probably pay for private school, we aren't in any of the danger we are supposedly in, etc. etc. So where's the return on their investment? From their point of view they're just pissing away 30% of their income for a bunch of people that hate them, and even if they want to pay those taxes (and I do want to pay my fair share, absolutely 100%) they know that the taxes are misappropriated and mismanaged. People with money know how to use money, and it doesn't take a tax law degree to know that our money is being frivolously spent.
There are a very, very, very few, the people who run the international banks, that are truly responsible.