It doesn't matter which measure you use to gauge 'wealth' because whatever one you use, I don't qualify as wealthy. But I am a business owner and this idea of 'shared sacrifice' is one that should make business owners angry as hell.
Every business owner is doing two or three jobs these days at our businesses while the indolent are further supported by most holy and compassionate Democrats.
Right now I'm doing two jobs. I have an opening for an employee but I am not going to fill it. For one thing, I am not sure sales will support it in six months. For another thing, sales will have to be much better before I want to take a chance on whatever new work and benefit rules will be instituted in the Obama administration.
But at any rate this call to sacrifice is not a call to shared sacrifice. In the Abomination, sacrifice is shared only by producers. If you work, you will work more. If you once worked, you will work again. If you were planning to retire, you will instead be working. If you were working toward retirement, you will now be working toward survival.
If you were productive, if you are productive, you are a sucker.
If you never worked, you will never have to. You are the clever one.