July 11, 2012 President Barack Obama's proposal to let the Bush tax cuts expire for wealthier Americans could add significantly to federal coffers.
John D. Rockefeller handing out Christmas presents to a group of children.
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May 1, 2012 It's not easy to generate public sympathy for the super rich. John D. Rockefeller learned that lesson the hard way.
November 17, 2010 Lawmakers' average wealth rose 16% during the recession. The Center for Responsive Politics said Rep. Darrell Issa (R) was the wealthiest with an average wealth of $303.6 million.
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