The guilty billionaire. A young Sikh accountant in Los Angeles posted a Huffington Post story to his Facebook page entitled,
Billionaire Feels Guilty About Having Gotten Rich At The Expense Of All Of Us.
"By reducing the 20% of national income that “golden scrooges” now earn, by implementing more
equitable tax reform that equalizes capital gains, carried interest and nominal income tax rates, we might move up the list to challenge more productive economies such as Germany and Canada." - guilty billionaire Canada is "more productive" than the United States? He's clearly not doing any research before writing these missives seeking affirmation from the liberal media. "Canadian workers are estimated to be 82% as productive per hour as their American counterparts." Source: http://ideas.repec.org/a/sls/ipmsls/v9y20041.html
What about income? Are they better off than the average U.S. citizen? "Although wealth is more highly concentrated in the U.S., the median (50th percentile) worker has essentially the same purchasing power in each nation. In terms of purchasing power parity, the most recent statistics from the IMF has Canada lower (US $42,317) than that in the United States (US $51,704)." Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP
Germany is even lower than Canada when it comes to purchasing power parity: $38,666 If he really feels "guilty" he should give all of his money away to a charity not controlled by other billionaires. Perhaps he just feels empty and wants the world to love him -- but the world is fickle. It's more likely that he lacks a relationship with God and his solution to his "guilt" is misdirected. "For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?" - Mark 8:36 In my opinion the result is the same for those who want to steal from the rich. Greed and theft are two sides of the same coin. Those who covet wealth want to steal it -- and those who have a lot of wealth want to worship it.