Why doesn't Obama ask "the rich" if they'd like to volunteer a few million, or billion, or whatever he thinks it would take? They are not cold, hard people. Ask them.
We need Michael Jackson to give a fund raiser?
For some reason, I don't think "the rich" would refuse.
Why should anyone ask the rich to volunteer what this people has a right to demand... All wealth belongs to the commonwealth, and if this people sees fit to put some of it in private hands in expectation of future benefit then there it must still support the population and government... We the people, and the government which is supposed to stand for us defends their wealth in court and on every imaginable battlefield... Should we say: The poor who have nothing must defend your wealth, and then pay for the privilage??? Get real Pam... If the state has not got the nerve to tax, or the ability to, and the power to collect it is not a state at all... Ultimately, labor and nature create all value, but if that value is not returned to the commonwealth in some fashion then the people and the government become poor to keep the rich rich, and no one can show the value of wealth in one class permanently... Wealth on the move can make a nation rich, but wealth in only one class makes everyone poor, and ultimately destroys the whole people... The state should have the power to reward invention and innovation as essential to progress... But through taxes the rewards of progress are shared, or at least made to work for all... People of value, and of talent and ambition should not expect rewards to be permanent, or for the wealth they gain to become hereditary... We do not want a constipated economy... We want wealth on the move, and set in one place, it should be returned to the commonwealth...