This cartoon represents the greed of many multi-millionaires/billionaires whose only goal is to become even more wealthy. We’ve all read about people who apparently think they can’t survive on a few millions or a few tens of millions of dollars per year and pay taxes, too. So they have offshore investments and other instruments to avoid taxes. (Kind of reminds you of a recent Republican presidential candidate, doesn’t it?) We have seen the growth of super-PACs funded by wealthy individuals with one hope – swaying elections for their advantage.
But I have to keep reminding myself that few things are either black or white. Not all wealthy people fit this stereotype. On last night’s “60 Minutes” show (2013 May 5), there were inspiring segments on the Robin Hood Foundation’s work fighting poverty and on the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund helping veterans and their families. These are just two of the foundations funded initially by very wealthy people to make America a better place.