So, there is no new investment to speak of due to over-regulation and double tax rates for such monies ? That's called a "dis-incentive-ized" economy IMO. The usurious, oxymoronic sounding "unearned" income (esp. rentier, but not your grandmother's apartment rental income) , is 1/2 of what it should be....like the "earned" rate is now at 38% or so....totally unfair to, and dishonoring the work ethic that built the country in the first place ! Actually, the "peace dividend" idea that it represents (for the super-rich only) should be reversed if you truly want to save the country...OH, I forgot; they DON'T want to save the post-WWII country; they now want another 3rd-world country of troglodytes and "government bound entitlementalists", who are more than willing to settle for a much more rewarding (on purpose) career in the military for the "Spartanized" nation we are becoming so the ISAF can truly "assist" in world "security" of their ill-gotten gains on wallstreet.
No envy here; just a growing sense of how immoral and usurious "your" 1/2 is, esp. when it comes to the tax codes, unrestricted major capital flight, unfettered off-shoring, outsourcing of jobs and whole industries and general malfeasnce minimally against the Constitutional "general welfare" clause, let alone the federal reserve's abuse of the country for the last 100 years with the equally immoral, usurious, and unconstitutional but "legal" status as it has systematically destroyed our currency's value, using the totally fraudulent by some legal definition, "money created as debt" idea, which should be banned from the world forever. So ENVY ? NO, but a great sense of total INJUSTICE and MALFEASANCE against the American people.