"Anyone who thinks there are obscenely poor people in the United States need to take a trip to Africa." You need to get out more. Try going to the neighborhoods that people say you should stay away from. Or spend a day with some homeless people. "I don't believe there is such a thing as obscenely rich, unless riches were gained through theft or government handouts." Funny you should mention theft and handouts. Those two things have gone a long way towards making or keeping people rich in the US.