1) People like Steve Jobs and Bill Gates have more because they contribute so much more! A liberal could be worth $50 billion too if he could invent something and sell a $trillion worth of it! Its far easier for an envious psycho liberal to encourage tax theft or flap his gums than to actually invent and market a product that helps raise our standard of living from the stone age to here. 2) Overall, the combined wealth of the 400 wealthiest people in America rose to $1.5 trillion according to the "Forbes 400" survey. Private assets in America are worth $70 trillion (see debt clock). Governments at all levels own another $85 trillion mostly in land and buildings, 70 million single family homes are worth $12 trillion, autos are worth $1 trillion alone; so the top 400 own almost nothing to speak of. 3) 300 of the top 400 qualify as business owners so liberal tax violence toward them would , in effect, be stealing new jobs and products. This is the last thing we want in while in a great liberal recession. 4) the top 1% pay 38% of Federal taxes as it is. No nation (not even beloved socialist Europe) depends on the rich as much as America. This means no nation punishes itself by crippling its job creators as much as America does.