While Mitt Romney was busy complaining that nearly half of all Americans are lazy moochers with a victim mentality, something else happened: the richest people in America got richer. A lot richer.
Forbes reports that the wealth of 400 wealthiest people in America jumped by 13 percent over the past year to an astounding $1.7 TRILLION. And we know that six of those of people — six of the very, very wealthiest people in America — paid absolutely no federal income taxes. We certainly haven’t heard Mitt Romney complaining about those people. As Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said on the Senate floor yesterday, those six ultra-wealthy individuals aren’t the only wealthy Americans who aren’t paying federal income taxes.