"Envy is best defined as a resentful emotion that occurs when a person lacks another's (perceived) superior quality, achievement, experience or possession and wishes that the other lacked it."Mitt Romney made a boatload of money for himself and his fellow fat cats. No doubt about it. Billions. But he made it the way Americans hate most -- Wall Street style wheeling and dealing.
Americans hate it because when all that scheming went bad, when the market collapsed, it was the 99 percent who footed the bill to bailout Wall Street. The same is true of Romney and Bain. When Bain bankrupted the companies it bought -- and Bain did that shockingly often -- workers and Main Street businesses paid the price.
Romney contends his money making as CEO of Bain qualifies him to be President of the United States. That's true if Americans believe money should flow out of their pockets, out of the cash registers of Main Street shops and into the Swiss bank accounts of Romney and his 1 percenter cronies.
The Obama campaign is banking on the underachieving slacker's envy of successful people. "Hope and Change" replaced with "Envy and Redistribute".