Written by Dan Barash
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Friday, 9 February 2007

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Of course it grows on trees.

After several years of denial, America's rich are finally admitting they are getting richer.

Until recently, rich people have claimed they are in fact getting poorer. For example, the cost of buying off members of Congress is increasing much faster than inflation. And some Ivy League schools demand upwards of $1 million to accept the dimwit offspring of a wealthy couple. The cost of a first class boob job for the trophy wife borders on extortion.

Some billionaires, however, are now willing to admit the obvious. "It's getting awfully tiresome to constantly complain about how tough my life is," says spatula tycoon Roger Devorn. "Of course I'm getting richer, and that's the way it should be."

Most economists (except the rich ones) say the evidence is clear that the rich have been getting much richer during the Bush administration. President Bush says this merely makes up for the many years when the rich were unfairly forced to pay taxes. Since rich people create wealth, it makes no sense to tax them. Poor people, who clearly do not know how to grow the economy, are the logical source of tax revenues.

Poor people, who always seem to be whining about something, continue to say they are getting poorer.

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