I was something of a gusty kid in high school, curious about the world, and willing to break barriers or get around them to get a glance. Yesterday, there was tremendous hoopla over the investor meeting with Facebook and the appearance of Mark Zuckerberg. Would be investors and a phalanx of media stood outside for hours for a chance to glimpse America's next superstar capitalist. It was interesting that those wanting to get a seat at the dog and pony show had to have two forms of identification for access. With the idea that even needing a single piece of identification to vote is mean-spirited and racist, I found that funny.
You see the powers that be have already begun a tug-o-war for Zuckerberg to be a Buffet-billionaire or an Ellison-billionaire. The former folksy and begging to be taxed more, the latter thrice married, owner of several yachts that held the title of world's largest and known for doing anything to win in the game of life and business.
Of course all these guys have the same thing in common; they are tremendous competitors and want to make more money. The irony of the movement to tax rich people more is the underlying narrative that those who are not successful have been swindled out of an opportunity. This is a dangerous narrative that will hurt the entire country and those under performing Americans the most. In the meantime, Zuckerberg has said and done things to convince both sides of the ideological aisle thathe could become their poster boy.
Charles V. Payne is a regular contributor to the Fox Business and Fox News Networks.
He is also the Chief Executive Officer and Principle Analyst of Wall Street Strategies, Inc. (WSSI), founded in 1991 which provides subscription analytical services to both individual and institutional investors.
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