I have no sympathy for the very rich.
For me the rich and famous hold no fantasy or curiosity. Movies, books, TV shows, People Magazine articles, and any other writings of the very rich interest me not. Jeff Bezos, the Walton family, Mark Zuckerberg, Warren Buffett, or Jamie Dimon. Their riches came from either good luck or shameless cunning. Mostly knowing how to milk the system with its loopholes and get away with it. Most of all their fortunes came from you and me. High risk investments they generously offer that quickly tank. Or offer only low yielding bank accounts that pay less than one-percent plus adding on high monthly service charges. In addition to that, making absurdly high interests ‘Payday’ loans. Or marketing online cheap and throw-away disposable junk they sell at Wal-mart or on Amazon. Forcing manufacturers to lower their prices to the point they are forced to send manufacturing off-shore. Not to mention billions fast food restaurants make from minimum wage workers.
Having said all this I have no problem taxing the rich or highly profitable corporations. The process is simple. We would be taking back money that is rightfully ours. Then take the money and put into fixing roads and bridges, cleaning air and water, building better schools, hiring more teachers, creating renewable energy along with better paying jobs, paying for health care for all, and generally building a strong and safe America.
I don’t like bad laws protecting the rich and their money in off-shore banks. So let’s tax them and rebuild our nation’s infrastructure. Putting smart and healthy Americans to work.