Another billionaire chimes in!
After the wealthy were being told for years by Republican politicians begging them for their money, that they were the "job creators," billionaires started to believe the bullshit.
Sam Zell seems to think there aren't any laws in place that helped him. Their sense of entitlement reeks, and their belief that the public envy's them is laughable. For Zell, getting rid of all the rules and regulations, along with Social Security, would level the playing field. It would also open the flood gates for the rich to buy everything up:
Chicago Tribune: Billionaire real estate investor Sam Zell agreed with capital pioneer Tom Perkins that wealthy Americans are being unfairly criticized and said that the 1 percent work harder.Even though we don't envy the 1 percent, they still think we do.
"The 1 percent are getting pummeled because it's politically convenient to do so," Zell said, an interview Wednesday on Bloomberg Television’s "In the Loop" with Betty Liu. People "should not talk about envy of the 1 percent, they should talk about emulating the 1 percent. The 1 percent work harder, the 1 percent are much bigger factors in all forms of our society."