Since the pandemic began, 22 million Americans have lost their jobs and are scrambling to figure out what to do, but the billionaires in the United States have increased their wealth by 10 percent. While we were suffering, they were pocketing $282 billion more dollars, bringing their total wealth to $3.229 trillion. A report by the Institute for Policy Studies shows that between tax breaks and government handouts, the rich are taking advantage of the opportunity to take, take, and take some more.
Let us never pretend they got their money by working hard and playing fair. These people are parasites taking advantage of COVID-19 to make even more money. If the system allows this to happen, all the more reason to change the system.