Funny, I have read quite a few rags to riches stories of people that started out with nothing and they worked their asses off, saved their money and eventually bought a small business which was successful due to their hard work, they expanded it, bought another etc... until eventually they have a chain of stores and they can finally hire people to do the work for them and enjoy the wealth they worked hard for. In the process they end up creating jobs so that resentful slobs can take their money and blame all their problems on the "greedy corporations" that employ them. Most of the wealthy I have seen or heard of worked hard to get to where they are or made wise investments, some may have inherited fortunes, but only because their families they inherited it from worked hard to get it. In any case, I don't see how anyone else feels they have a right to someone else's money and how someone should be forced to pay more in taxes simply because they were harder workers or smart enough to be able to EARN more. Wealthy individuals often run companies that provide a lot of JOBS.