I truly hate to disagree with you because your points are so well taken. But class envy and dragging down "the rich" are just tools for Obama gaining more power. Liberalism is much like medieval feudalism -- a few nobles supporting a king and the rest of us are serfs. And, like a king needs nobles, Obama needs the billionaires like Buffet, Gates, Ellison, Soros, Lewis, Turner and the rest. The billionaires and the looters like Goldman-Sachs or the monster agri-businesses know how to use the gov to steal from us. This is not the first time for any of them. And, Obama is just one more in a long line of looters.