from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having wealth; rich. See Synonyms at rich.
- adj. Marked by abundance: a wealthy land.
- adj. Well supplied: wealthy in compassion.
- n. Rich people considered as a group. Often used with the.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Possessing financial wealth; rich.
- adj. Abundant in quality or quantity; profuse.
- n. Rich people.
- n. A rich person.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Having wealth; having large possessions, or larger than most men, as lands, goods, money, or securities; opulent; affluent; rich.
- adj. Hence, ample; full; satisfactory; abundant.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- 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 WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. having an abundant supply of money or possessions of value
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.
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.
If the wealthy is already given/allowed the nation's wealth, then why should the wealthy bother to produce real goods and service?
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