I always marvel at how Obama and the democrats can manufacture new meanings for words and fabricate a strategy using them to intimidate the citizens. They make the claim that taxing the wage earners making over 250,000 per year, are the wealthiest 2% of americans. "Great crock, great crock, Obama with a great crock".
The vast majority of the wealthiest americans are democrats and Obama supporters. Like John Kerry, most of their wealth is inherited not earned. So by calling the high earners, the wealthiest, he protects his cronies while deamonizing those who aren't the wealthiest after all. You really have to hand it to them, they have a way with words.