While Obama strives for class warfare and supporters haltingly pick up the meme.."we are 99%".. contrary to the impression created by the Occupy protests, and media coverage thereof, statistics also show that Americans worry less about inequality than they used to. In a Dec. 16,2011 Gallup poll, 52 percent of Americans called the rich-poor gap an acceptable part of our economic system. Only 45 percent said it needs to be fixed. In 1998??? This is the precise opposite of what Gallup found in 1998, the last time it asked the question, when 52 percent wanted to fix inequality. The American public intuitively shares Okuns concerns. Consider the responses to another question in the Gallup poll. Asked to rate the importance of alternative federal policies, the public saw both economic growth and redistribution as worthy objectives but put the former well ahead of the latter. Some 82 percent said growth was either extremely or very important; only 46 percent said reduc[ing] the income and wealth gap between rich and poor was extremely or very important. Obama’s simplistic view of income inequality - The Washington Post In other words a rising tide does raise all the boats! Give me more millionaires because the pie gets bigger and my piece gets bigger in the process!