I may not be as wealthy as your examples but I have a whack of money, much of it earned through thirty years of medical practice but most through inheritance as part of a family wealthy for generations. I, too, am a Democrat.
We play by the rules, what rues have survived deregulation. Are you suggesting that while following the laws of the land we are not entitled to point out how unfair those rules are simply because we are winning? Do you think that only those who are losing don't think that the playing field should be level? What kind of satisfaction is there in winning when the game is fixed?
Further, we understand that the United States was built by generations, and has been maintained through the sweat and sacrifice of every citizen. It is therefore appropriate that every citizen enjoy the fruits of this labour and that we all pay our fair share for the cost of upkeep.
My parents and grandparents fought two World Wars and lived through the Hoover Depression, but they came out of it united and willing to pay the taxes it took to build the great power grid and the interstate highway system that made today's America possible. The infrastructure was not built by the private sector, but by the tax dollars we all paid, yet today the Republicans would have you believe otherwise.
We became great through collective action. We have lost our greatness because a group of extremely wealthy greedheads have bought up the once great Republican party and are using it in an attempt to avoid returning a share of the wealth that the nation's collective effort helped them earn.
Because some of us are not contemptible and selfish, should we be castigated or defamed? Which is worse, to be an honest person of wealth or a gullible working person?