republicans are kept under the illusion that 'everyone can achieve the 'american dream' of being ultra rich, but its a fallacy and there are guards (literal and figurative) in place to stop you and I from getting there.
the authoritarian belief system is very powerful and is backed by Big Religion(tm), which also basically owns the R party. funny how that works, huh?
as long as the R's keep thinking that 'its ok that people make 400x of what others make' then nothing will change. they don't believe in the ultra rich paying their fair share of the infrastructure; again, they put themselves in the place of the CEO, in their mind, and they think that if they were CEO, they'd also not want to give up any of their riches to the 'poor commoners'. its a brain disease of sorts, really. the walking retarded. the VOTING retarded! ;(
no, its absurd that we allow people to get so powerful AT THE EXPENSE OF US ALL. but again, we convince our own people (or about half of them) to consistently vote against their own best interests.