You`re wrong, as would be expected, since you don`t know me. I `d like to see everyone prosperous. That will never happen as long as the government makes it possible to be both fat and lazy. Food stamps, payments for breeding children without limit, S-CHIP, (un)earned income tax credits, two years of unemployment benefits, etc., etc., etc., all are disincentives to become educated or to work. I care about the poor but not about the fat lazy pigs who want to live off my taxes.
It is still possible to live off the income from investments. For instance, buy "perfered" stock. Don`t buy the common of a bank that`s paying 4 cents a year.
However, things have become much more difficult what with interest rates at virtual zero. An investor can`t get any income from CDs or MMs, therefore must go to risky higher-yield stocks and junk bonds. This is what`s keeping the stock market afloat. Bozama wants to raise the tax rate on dividends, which will make it even more difficult.