I believe that the American Middle Class are the keepers of the fire.

We are not billionaires, disconnected from reality. We are not poverty-stricken or powerless. We worked and we saved and we had families and we did all the things we were supposed to do. Made the world a better, safer, healthier, friendlier, well-fed place.

We pay the taxes. And pay. And pay.

The rich guys figured out how to avoid taxes. The other folks have nothing to pay taxes with. So it fell to us. And we did it. And had enough left over to provide for our families and ourselves.

So we thought.