Re: Not exactly a reasonable comparison
I am not in the billionaire class but I am in the 7 figure class. I bought my house for $200k 30 yesrs ago and it's now worth about $1.5m (partially thanks to Bezos - I live in about 5 miles from the planned east coast Amazon HQ).
I support raising the tax rates on the wealthy, including me. I would support a wealth tax if the money could go towards overhauling America's woeful health system. And my charitable donations, while they don't match Jeff's dollar amount, are significantly high than his on a percentage basis.
People have heard the term "Noblesse oblige" but they forget, if they ever knew, that it means privilege entails responsibility.
“The man of great wealth owes a peculiar obligation to the state because he derives special advantages from the mere existence of government.” Teddy Roosevelt