"The rich basically serve
two purposes in this country. First, they provide the investments, the
investment capital, and the brains for the formation of new businesses.
Businesses that hire people. Businesses that send millions of paychecks
home each week to the un-rich. Second, the rich are a wonderful object
of ridicule, distrust, and hatred. Few things are more valuable to a
politician than the envy most Americans feel for the evil rich."