Vilification of the rich is the one dead horse that the left continues to beat no matter how much taxation is imposed on the people. Marxist dogma requires this step to reach its goals. Reality has shown throughout history, that wherever social revolution has occurred and Marxist principles prevail, the rich do disappear in the private sector, but are replaced by politicians who become "the rich". The masses that protested for change and revolution ALWAYS get screwed and continue to live in poverty, just under a different , more repressive form of government. Over and over, the masses fall for this trick, as is currently being demonstrated in NYC. They do not call them "useful idiots" for nothing.
Remember, all men are equal, some are more equal than others.