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Why is it fashionable to hate the wealthy right now?

My Queen 2012/12/13 22:13:36
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  • Cunning Stunts 2012/12/16 12:32:49
    It's because:
    Cunning Stunts
    People love waving signs.
  • THE BEACH 2012/12/15 02:40:35
    Undecided
    THE BEACH
    Don't think people hate wealth just selfish greedy cold or corrupt.I mean there are many wealthy people that dislike that too
  • Tordgaard 2012/12/14 22:56:41
    Undecided
    Tordgaard
    +1
    I didn't know it had become fashionable to hate someone for their success.
  • Jesse-Tired of Liberal Lunacy 2012/12/14 21:35:18
    It's because:
    Jesse-Tired of Liberal Lunacy
    People think they are oh-so-pious when they are talking about that evil wealthy person, (regardless of the fact that he EARNED his money.) They think they are showing how much they care for the "little guy" and how they feel everything should be "equal" ( which essentially means getting a share of something you did not earn) so they look like little saints. In reality… All it is SPITE and ENVY. Like all the flat chested girls in high school who hated the gal with big boobs(although it wasn't anything to do with her measurements, honest, she was just a mean girl) but as soon as they invented implants, the jealous ones all went out and got themselves some boobs. Same thing.

    The nice part about America was always the fact that you could come here and make your fortune and no one could take it away from you. Now you're some kind of an evil person if you manage to get wealthy. Nobody's entitled to anything they didn't earn and people have a right to keep their money. It's nothing more than childish spite and envy to hate rich people. Instead, we should be copying what they did to make their fortune ( unless of course it's illegal or they exploited someone) and do the same thing. Such individuals should put the time and energy they devote to whining about rich people into working for a living. Maybe they'd worked their way up in a company or invent something and get rich to one day too. Methinks they'd rather whine.
  • lee 2012/12/14 18:19:42
    It's because:
    lee
    hate is not the right word... FOCUS is better.

    their standard of living has gone up while the middle and lower class standard has gone down... the income gap is widening and inequality is getting worse.

    this is the path to 3rd world status and we are a self correcting republic... this is how it works.
  • beavith1 lee 2012/12/15 06:12:15
    beavith1
    gee. then maybe fixing the economy might be a valuable direction?
  • Sweet-N-Sour 2012/12/14 17:59:22
    It's because:
    Sweet-N-Sour
    +1
    It's easier to demonize someone for succeeding than to take responsibility for your own success. This is the rationale behind taking more away from the rich. It is the thought that if someone wants to work hard and make it big, they should automatically share everything because they should not have more than others simply because they have more drive. It's a jealousy mindset.
  • Steve 2012/12/14 17:58:34
    It's because:
    Steve
    +1
    Only for the left, but it's always been fashionable for them.
  • Todd Parsons 2012/12/14 14:17:36
    It's because:
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    Liberals are lazy and want hand outs...that's why they have nothing. So they want to steal from the successful people (somehow they believe it's their right). So they figure if they make being rich evil, then everyone will want to be mediocre. Misery loves company I guess
  • lee Todd Pa... 2012/12/14 18:34:41
    lee
    good luck getting rich without any "mediocre" ppl, as you call them.
  • Todd Pa... lee 2012/12/14 18:40:40
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    LOL Right....I didn't build that
  • lee Todd Pa... 2012/12/14 18:47:33
    lee
    no alone you didn't
  • Todd Pa... lee 2012/12/14 18:52:26
    Todd Parsons
    +1
    LOL you have no Idea what I do for a living...and yet you assume others are involved. There is why Obama was wrong with that statement
  • betz 2012/12/14 10:35:27
    It's because:
    betz
    +1
    It's my thought this prez has put the bug in the underprivileged ear that those who work hard and are successful are the enemy.
  • BlackwinterG36C 2012/12/14 07:57:22
    It's because:
    BlackwinterG36C
    Its because liberals hate ANYONE that has more money than they do. And the Hollywood left is the IN crowd.
  • Lam Sai Wing 2012/12/14 06:33:07
    Undecided
    Lam Sai Wing
    Don't know. I never cared for the wealthy, but I've also never had anything personal against them.
  • TidBit 2012/12/14 05:46:34
    I'm not sure
    TidBit
    +3
    Some people hate success for the simple fact that the success is not their own.
  • hatter 2012/12/14 04:52:09
    It's because:
    hatter
    +2
    Obama has made this. People are dumb asses.
  • Bronar 2012/12/14 02:44:24
    I'm not sure
    Bronar
    +1
    but I'd guess politics and a mostly liberal 24 hour news cycle. A little class warfare is good for the Dems whether or not it's good for the country.
  • Shifting Piece 2012/12/14 02:22:23
    I'm not sure
    Shifting Piece
    +1
    Not sure! If you figure that out let me know, I've been wondering.
  • trap flapper 2012/12/14 01:50:22
    It's because:
    trap flapper
    of Mitt.
  • Bibliophilic 2012/12/14 01:49:43 (edited)
    Undecided
    Bibliophilic
    Dislike makes more sense than respecting people simply because they have inherited a fortune from their parents. Respect must be earned.
  • User Deactivated 2012/12/14 01:49:16
    It's because:
    User Deactivated
    +1
    Because the wealthy are telling us that it's the right thing to do. We have rich entertainers, rich politicians, and activists with aspirations of being rich making a lucrative career out of class warfare.
  • Sir Anthony Of Camelot 2012/12/14 01:38:19
    Undecided
    Sir Anthony Of Camelot
    I don't think it is.
  • fish 2012/12/14 01:31:38
  • BlackandWhite 2012/12/14 01:11:51
    Undecided
    BlackandWhite
    +1
    Oh stop being so bourgeois :)
  • My Queen Blackan... 2012/12/14 01:21:43
    My Queen
    Haha never that.
  • Tordgaard My Queen 2012/12/14 23:09:58
    Tordgaard
    Of course not, because My Queen would clearly have to be bourgeoise not bourgeois :)
  • American Girl 2012/12/14 00:53:48
    It's because:
    American Girl
    +1
    The wealthy were never bothered until Obama came along and gave them a bad name.
  • sneekyfoot 2012/12/14 00:46:14
    It's because:
    sneekyfoot
    +1
    people are vicious and this is an excercise in being vicious
  • Radlad 2012/12/14 00:45:06
    It's because:
    Radlad
    +2
    Myguess is a few reasons........
    1) the liberals success with the dumbing down of the children in education or lack there of and turning schools into indoctrination centers.......
    2) The loss of a "free press" in America that's been replaced by the communist er I mean socialist, err pregressive propaganda machine called the msm............
    3) It's always easier to blame someone elsefor your lot in life rather than except the responsibilty for it yourself..............
    There are more but those are the most likely.............
  • ed 2012/12/14 00:35:47
    It's because:
    ed
    +1
    I think it's because some people are jealous that they have money to enjoy life with and some people think they should share it .
  • C#LLy 2012/12/14 00:27:11
    It's because:
    C#LLy
    +1
    We're All Broke Lol, Naw Idk!@!
  • Mr. Smith 2012/12/14 00:19:16
    It's because:
    Mr. Smith
    +1
    Because the NWO controlled media tells us to, and the ignorant dumb-masses lap it up. Next they'll be telling us to hate private property, then gun ownership. After that they'll tell you to hate those who embrace liberty and that they should be rounded up and put in re-education camps!
  • Simone Seitz 2012/12/14 00:01:45
    I'm not sure
    Simone Seitz
    +1
    They provide jobs so i never seen a problem with them. Except Actors. They get paid way to much to do what they do. xD
  • Red 2012/12/13 23:51:37
  • ZERO 2012/12/13 23:49:04 (edited)
    It's because:
    ZERO
    +1
    Ironically, hating the rich is a very good way to ensure you never become one of them, because it makes you subconsciously sabotage any possibilities of wealth that may arise in your life. After all, you hate those people, why would you want to become someone you hate?
  • ~*~Denai ~*~ 2012/12/13 23:29:07 (edited)
    It's because:
    ~*~Denai ~*~
    +1
    Back in the early 2000's, a man decided that the wealthy should share their wealth with the poor and all the trouble would go away. Then the people he bewitched who followed him with the idea and started to dislike the wealthy because they wouldn't share. Toward the end of this story, jobs went away and the devil grabbed people by their toes and made them into terrible creatures who rave about the unfairness....an a new fad was born.
  • Denny Boy 2012/12/13 23:22:49
    It's because:
    Denny Boy
    +1
    We all jealous of them, thats why.
  • Todd The Libertarian 2012/12/13 23:09:14
    It's because:
    Todd The Libertarian
    +1
    Tarp,which if you are a real conservative is another form of welfare.Tax payer money went for million dollar corp bonuses.The supreme court.Dark money to buy our leaders?And number 1 is the tea wacko congress.Canter n the rest of his conferderate group are bought.A bunch off boss hogs.The people are the Duke boys n Daisy.

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