The corporations are guilty to bribe politicians into pursuing their interest, they made their profits by exploiting the people so it's not hating the "successful" it's hating the success they have gotten over bankrupting million and millions of people. If they want be successful, be successful for making good competitive products, don't be successful by polluting the environment and tieing a noose around your business for your own personal gains in the next few years.TL; DR version:
We are not living the 70s. What worked then may not work now. History alone is not a good enough reason.
Focus on corporate taxes and taxes geared at the corrupted sectors of the economy. Keep them away from hard working doctors, small business owners, and other honest productive Americans who may be in the upper 1%. Realize that taxes do impact people. Maybe just raise taxes for the upper 0.5% only? $8 M net worth is not what it used to be. People with over $100 M can adjust better to taxation. Why not focus on them more?
Capitalism did not cause the financial crisis. Corporatism did. Dismantle corporatism. And prosecute the corrupted government officials to the full extent of the law too. And the rating agency, SEC, etc. They are getting away with murder.
Consider the irony in attacking your corporations for getting rich by spurious means while you defend your country despite it getting rich by spurious means.
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