Uh oh. Is someone’s class warfare strategy a miscalculation? A new Gallup poll finds that 63 percent of Americans think the existence of rich people benefits the country
Despite the recent political emphasis on wealth inequality and the call for higher taxes on the rich, more than six in 10 Americans think the United States benefits from having a class of rich people, unchanged from 22 years ago.
Note the language. These people are not just saying it’s alright to be rich. They’re saying IT HELPS EVERYONE to have wealthy people around.
Even independents think so.
And note that last figure. By a small margin, Democrats think so too.
Is it possible that Americans still believe in rewards for success? That you can dream big, that the sky’s the limit, and that the government isn’t entitled to a larger and larger share of your wealth?
Suggestion for a new Romney slogan: “I’m rich and I love it!”