How Much Is "Enough"?

Carol Platt Liebau
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Posted: Apr 29, 2010 3:19 PM
Speaking on behalf of his financial sector restructuring bill, President Obama has delivered himself of the opinion that "at a certain point, you've made enough money."

If the President would deign to take questions from the press, here are two that might profitably be asked of him:

(1) At what point does the President deem someone to have "made enough money"?  (Would his erstwhile supporter, Warren Buffett, qualify?)

(2) What percentage of one's money -- max -- does the President think the federal government is entitled to claim, before and after one has made what he proclaims to be "enough"?

In another of his speeches, the President once declared:

[I]t's right to expect that if you're willing to work hard in this country of American Dreamers, the sky is the limit on what you can achieve.

Apparently, that's true unless and until your earnings bump up against what the President considers appropriate.