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I’ve been hearing all kinds of class warfare rhetoric lately.  Well, not just lately, really for the last 3 years, but it’s been amplified lately.  Why??  Because Mitt Romney is running for President.  That makes a difference, you see, because Mitt Romney is rich.  He’s not Bill Gates rich, but the man has a ridiculous amount of money.  I mean, the guy is totally loaded.

So, apparently, that’s a bad thing.  I think I missed the memo on that, because I’m confused.

I thought the “American Dream” was to be able to work hard and earn money and do better and get more money and so on.  People could work hard, maybe start their own business and become really successful.  I think the dream has turned into a nightmare.  See, now when you become super successful, you become the villain – and, it doesn’t even matter what you do with that money.

The new mantra is we need to take money from those evil rich people and give it to the poor.  (Can anyone say Robin Hood?  – but more on that later.)  The poor (and by that I don’t mean those who are really poor, those people living on the street, or living with bare cupboards; I mean those people who would rather pay for their cable TV and cell phones than their own food.  I mean those who live off the taxpayers and have ginormous televisions and nice vehicles in the drive way.) have become heroes, while those who pay for their food and government housing have become the bad guys.  Are you as confused by this as I am?

I just don’t get it.  And, I’m left with several questions.  When did becoming successful and rich become bad?  When did the “American Dream” get turned totally on it’s head?  How much money do you earn before you become bad?  How much of a person’s money should they be allowed to keep?  Why is being filthy stinking rich a bad thing?  Why are we rewarding idleness and punishing hard work?

I keep asking my liberal friends and I can’t get an answer.

Really, what I believe is that if you are in power, and want to fundamentally change this country, perhaps run with socialist and Marxist principles, you have to make the wealthy the villains and make the poor (who again, really aren’t poor) completely dependent on the government, and then you get away with it by calling it “fair.”

Well, folks, life isn’t fair.  Sometimes that really sucks.  But, it’s fact.

As for me, I love rich people.  I wish I was one of them, but I am most definitely not.  I love rich people though, because they create jobs.  I love them because (for the most part) they are hard workers.  They often became rich because they had a brilliant idea.  I say hooray for them!  I hope I can be as rich as Mitt Romney some day!  I also hope I can give million upon millions of dollars to charities, just as Mitt Romney does.  I hope the principles of capitalism win out over those of Karl Marx.  And you can bet your government check I’ll be teaching my children to strive to be successful and that they,  with enough hard work and ingenuity, can become stinking rich one day too!

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