Do you hate the rich? The administration seeks to paint all rich as evil. I think they are the same as the middle class and the poor. There are evil people in the middle class, there are evil poor people. But like the majority of these two ‘classes’ of people the rich are made up of good and evil and the good far outnumber the evil.
I don’t hate the rich – I think we are actually jealous of the rich. Rather than hate them…I want TO BE RICH. So how do we know if we hate them or are jealous of them? Can you think of any other type of person that you hate – if offered the opportunity to be one of them would you take it? Yeah…I’d not turn down the opportunity to be rich either. Hence, I am jealous – not angry or a hater.
But jealous is not my only feeling toward the rich. I am grateful for the rich. YES – GRATEFUL! I don’t know about you but I have NEVER been employed by a poor person or even a middle of the road middle class person. It is the rich who work hard to build businesses and hire employees, enriching them along the way. It is from the rich that I learn how to manage money, how to build the next idea into a business. Yep, I’m grateful for the rich.
One other thing I’ve noticed about most successful rich people ~ they know that if we all prosper they will continue to prosper. I worked for a company that put a premium on their people. This major company invested in their workforce, they had profit sharing – so as the business prospered so did I. They gave me opportunities to add to my skillset and knowledge base. I went from a clerk at the front desk to middle management in just over four years. I enjoyed bonuses that were based, yes, on my productivity but ALSO on how well the people ‘under me’ prospered. You read that right – part of my evaluation as a supervisor and a manager was based on how many of my people were moving up in the company or expanding their skillsets.
Robin Hood was still nothing more than a thief, the ‘circumstances’ didn’t justify the theft. I don’t want the government to ‘redistribute wealth.’ Has the federal government EVER done anything effectively? Do you remember lavish GSA events, $3,000 hammers, etc. What makes us think we can trust them to handle wealth exacted from the rich responsibly?
But more than that…if I stand in line at the government distribution center I am giving them the power to determine what I get, what I deserve. They eventually LIMIT my ability to prosper. When the wealth of the rich is gone there will be no more to hand out. I don’t want a limit on my ability to earn, to create, to give to those things I believe in.
I love the rich; I am in the lower middle class and I LOVE the RICH. A Poor Man NEVER gave me a JOB. A poor man has NEVER improved my Bottom Line. I want to be rich so I can in turn employ others, help the poor and feeble. Yep, I love the rich.