1. LayintheSmakDown

    May 8, 2015 at 10:54 am

    What is not taken into account is how many more than 400 would fit on a comparable list. You think back to the gilded age when the Rockefellers, Morgans, Carnegies and Mellons were the main families with the most wealth. Nowadays you fill pages with hundreds of people of massive wealth.

  2. Alan

    May 8, 2015 at 7:33 pm

    And your point is what exactly, did you just simply miss the point of the article? Or, were you simply in the normal reflexive response mode to ensure you could be 1st to post, again? And this weeks gold-star goes to LSD for trying hard in class.

  3. LayintheSmakDown

    May 9, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    I did not miss the point at all. The boat has been raised for all in the US over time. Even the much publicied “poor” in the US would be considered rich in other places. And have you looked around these days, the “poor” now have things like obama phones, air conditioning and cable tv with wide screens and can buy steaks with their EBT cards. They are no longer in clapboard shacks like in the great depression….people back then would think current day “poor” people are rich.
    And the graphic makes no sense. There are so many more people who have made large sums of money so 400 does not apply. And tax rates really don’t really apply in this case, just research what the top 20% pay in comparison to the “poor”. High tax rates only decrease what is brought in because the richer you are the better you can control your rate and can move funds to keep from earning it.

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