Wealthfare or Welfare?
As far as I can remember, growing up in a paycheck to paycheck lifestyle, once in awhile the following statement can be heard, "...statistics show that the gap between the rich and the poor is widening...". I always wondered what the heck that meant.
Who are these rich that make us middle class people look poor? As far as I can see, I'm pretty darn rich compare to my poor jobless friend. By the way, what makes one rich, the amount of money in total, or the feeling that amount of money gives?
Whatever the case may be, a few things I've definitely learned in my travels are, some people will do anything to be financially rich thinking they will gain power from it, some that are born financially rich seem to have a really skewed way of looking at life, and most rich people just plainly act like Big Spoiled Brats.
My only concern is the stories you hear about cronyism, the old boys club, the secret society. A bunch of pirates sitting around a table planning rapes and pillages. When the minions of these pirate organizations are sniffing in my backyard, I get a little worried.
In light of all the bail outs the big firms are getting from our pockets, I get this weird sense of feeling that, I'm getting looted. Like an old movie, where the pirates creep into town at night and start slitting sleeping victims' throats.