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  •  Post New Deal (6+ / 0-)

    The super-rich were enraged at the emergence of the middle class and that ever poor citizens had the prospect of a modicum of comfort.  They view it as theft of "their money" and will stop at nothing to see it "going back to where it belongs."

    Never mind that they couldn't begin to spend all of it, and have more than enough to gratify every fleeting wish.

    In this, the Bible gets it right, "Love of money is the root of all evil." (1 Timothy 6:10)

    •  There was a good reason for the very high taxes on (3+ / 0-)
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      catilinus, rhauenstein, LSophia

      the wealthy....they tend to get the country into serious difficulty any time they have too much money...chasing too few good investments.  It is safer to keep people from accumulating too much wealth....as the Bible says, it is the root of the worlds evil.

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