I ran across this link via an acquaintance who found it to be a compelling indictment of the excesses of capitalism:
11 Things the Richest U.S. Households Can Buy That You Can’t | United for a Fair Economy
Excerpt (with highlights and emphasis from the original):
Etc. You get the point. Well, you might want to keep in mind that there actually are a few things that the "obscenely rich" can't buy with all of their money:
- If you took every penny away from the richest 400 Americans, it would not balance the Federal Budget even for this year alone.
- Since this is about wealth, not income, they would be left with nothing to contribute next year.
- All of their wealth would not cover Social Security and Medicare for even one year.
- You could confiscate all of their wealth and barely cover half of what Obama is currently demanding to have added to the Federal Debt Ceiling.
So there's a little food for thought. The "obscene wealth" of the wealthiest pales in comparison to the obscene profligacy of the Federal government under President Obama.