The Rich don't need to march in the street. They go to private, $10k/table dinners directly with politicians to make their voices heard....
Yes, the super-rich do enjoy such priviliges. However, now "rich" is being redefined as $250k or even $200k per year. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' online inflation calculator, earning $250k in 2010 money is equivalent to earning $196k in 2000, and $149k in 1990.
The term "millionaire" doesn't mean what is used to mean, especially to a 50-something person like myself. For a sobering perspective, in the year I was born, 1958, earning $33k would buy you what $250k buys today. To work it in the other direction, a person worth $1.0M in 1958 had the buying power of someone worth $7.5M in 2010.
Sure a million bucks is still a lot of money, but the definition of "rich" keeps going down in while the buying power of the earnings goes down as well, so it is a double insult. This is all part of a class envy campaign. The government make as many people as possible dependent on it for sustenance, and then blames the "rich," who, by definition, is anyone making more than you do.
It is a nefarious scheme that has destroyed countries throughout the ages.
- Kirt Blattenberger
RF Cafe Progenitor & Webmaster