Why do some people hate wealthy people?

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    Why do some people hate wealthy people?

    Why do some people care so much about what rich people do with their money? Pay your taxes and I couldn't care less. BTW this tweet is what started this thread.

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    Also: Bernie Sanders owns 3 houses.
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    I'm not sure if this goes in this forum or the politics one.

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    Jealousy

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    Jealousy. Anyone who says differently, IMO, is lying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theguru View Post
    Jealousy
    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Jealousy. Anyone who says differently, IMO, is lying.
    Yep.

    Plus, Bernie Sanders is a moron.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy Parker View Post
    Yep.

    Plus, Bernie Sanders is a moron.
    That too....

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    I think that sometimes its the arrogance or upitty attitudes they have.

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    Some people are always wanting to blame others for their station in life.

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    I agree with Ref(BION). I don't dislike people for being wealthy. I've known people that are very well off financially and as nice as can be. Others have allowed their wealth to pollute them. We all know some who are snobbish, obnoxious, and/or bullies. They generally get low approvals from most.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Science Friction View Post
    I agree with Ref(BION). I don't dislike people for being wealthy. I've known people that are very well off financially and as nice as can be. Others have allowed their wealth to pollute them. We all know some who are snobbish, obnoxious, and/or bullies. They generally get low approvals from most.
    Money doesn't cause that, there are people that are going to be like regardless how much money they have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GrantNKY View Post
    Why do some people care so much about what rich people do with their money? Pay your taxes and I couldn't care less. BTW this tweet is what started this thread.

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    I think origin of wealth makes a difference. Entrepreneurs who innovate and provide value to an economy are well deserving of their rewards. Those that acquire wealth through, graft, corruption and long tenures of public (cough!) service can have their wealth viewed with reservation. Those that inherit wealth that they had no part in generating can also have their wealth viewed with reservation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Money doesn't cause that, there are people that are going to be like regardless how much money they have.
    Agreed.

    Money simply magnifies what you already are.

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    If I had a ton of money, I wouldn't have to worry about the things I do. My attitude would probably be a lot nicer. I wouldn't give a rat's behind if people outside my circle of family and TRUE friends liked me or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OlDog75 View Post
    If I had a ton of money, I wouldn't have to worry about the things I do. My attitude would probably be a lot nicer. I wouldn't give a rat's behind if people outside my circle of family and TRUE friends liked me or not.
    I'm not rich but I have this attitude. I am not in this world to drive anyone's personal happiness.

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    I don't despise the wealthy.

    Bill Gates, for example, I have an enormous amount of respect for him and his attempts to give back through money and actions.

    Making the nation and the world a better place.

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