Originally Posted by FloorJack
The government doesn't make rich people rich. People get rich despite the government. The government can reduce wealth though. It can expand and prolong unemployment. It can also create and expand a welfare state.
Less is more.
Yes, rich people get rich despite the government, and they will do so whether their taxes are 5% or 50%. A way to make more money than the average Joe will be found by those with the luck and skill to find it.
But with assistance, the Government DOES help the middle class to improve their lives. How many people working six figure jobs do you suppose got there without a huge amount of help from student loans? Do you honestly think as many would have done so without that help? Do you honestly think that as many intelligent and capable people will get through the UK higher education system now that their tuition is going up 3x, or will higher education become just another luxury reserved for the children of the rich, who might not be as intelligent or competent, but just happen to have the money to pay for school?