- Recklessly causing the 2007-2008 financial crisis and the resulting economic depression (yes, it's a depression, not a recession) that we are still stuck in.
- Ruthlessly foreclosing homeowners whose mortgages are underwater.
- Ruthlessly laying off employees they feel are redundant, while outsourcing jobs overseas.
- Demanding huge tax cuts and huge tax loopholes for themselves, promising to create jobs, then pocketing the savings in the form of 7 or 8-figure salaries and bonuses instead.
- Trashing the environment, and only cleaning it up later when it is a tax write-off.
- Allowing their own wealth and income to greatly outpace inflation, while leaving the majority of Americans behind, and having the audacity to call it "economic growth".
Finally, we must note that there are several decent people and even philanthropists in the top 1% and even the top 0.01%, Warren Buffett being a notable example. But there are enough parasites at the top for the current situation to be a problem for most of America, and for the sake of virtually everyone we absolutely MUST raise taxes on the top 1%--and dramatically so for the top 0.1%. Taxes are the price we pay for civilization, and anything less would be uncivilized.