“Let me tell you about the very rich. They are different from you and me. They possess and enjoy early, and it does something to them, makes them soft where we are hard, and cynical where we are trustful, in a way that, unless you were born rich, it is very difficult to understand. They think, deep in their hearts, that they are better than we are because we had to discover the compensations and refuges of life for ourselves. Even when they enter deep into our world or sink below us, they still think that they are better than we are. They are different.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Campaign for America’s Future recently published opinion polling data on millionaires. The results are a statistical snapshot of class warfare in action, sharply contrasting the priorities of millionaire and non-millionaire Americans. For example, millionaires favor cuts to a Social Security system that they will never need. The more different their lives become from the rest of ours, the less the rich care about what is best for all of us.