Barack Obama is in the difficult position of being a president who wants to do good in a position that requires him to serve the U.S. economic elite and maintain American military dominance.
Taxpayers' bailout money for AIG bonuses has rightfully provoked a massive backlash against AIG, Wall Street, President Barack Obama and his economic advisers.
Obama's decision to tax the well-to-do is no doubt creating nervousness among Canada's financial elite.
There are too many people who are absurdly, stupidly rich. There is an easy, non-violent solution: Move some of their excess wealth to the people in the middle, since it all came from there anyway.