from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- adjective Having wealth; rich. synonym: rich.
- adjective Marked by abundance.
- adjective Well supplied.
- noun Rich people considered as a group. Often used with the.
from The Century Dictionary.
- Having wealth; rich; having large possessions; opulent; affluent.
- Rich in any sense, as in beauty, ornament, endowments, etc.; enriched.
- Well-fed; in good condition.
- Synonyms Moneyed, well off, well to do.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- adjective Having wealth; having large possessions, or larger than most men, as lands, goods, money, or securities; opulent; affluent; rich.
- adjective rare Hence, ample; full; satisfactory; abundant.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- adjective Possessing
Abundantin quality or quantity; profuse.
- noun uncountable Rich
- noun countable A rich person.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adjective having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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Even when they do invest the money to acctually create jobs the increase in wealth for the non-wealthy is pretty small compared to the increace in wealth to the wealthy from the decreased taxes AND the subsequent return on investment from said investment of reduced taxes.
If the wealthy is already given/allowed the nation's wealth, then why should the wealthy bother to produce real goods and service?
In fact, in a direct contradiction to my joke above, increased taxes on the wealthy is a pro-growth option.
Protecting the wealth of the wealthy is the only goal of Conservatism.
And I think the big philosophical thing that the president believes in -- he does not want to lower individual tax rates or cooperate tax rates in any way that would put money in the hands of what he describes as the wealthy or the rich.
More taxes on the wealthy is all I've heard and it won't do a damn thing but drag our economy down.
Raising taxes on the wealthy is a PROVEN economic stimulus.
"I beg your pardon," interposed Quincy, "I am not what they call a wealthy young man; the fact that my father is possessed of a large fortune has probably given rise to the incorrect impression just repeated by you."
Please note the quotation marks around the word wealthy.
Yep, that's right ..... the definition of "wealthy" is now anyone who has an income. cspurgeon