Do you live in a country that doesn’t respect wealth?

“You can preserve wealth in a country that doesn’t respect it.” — Eric  Baldwin, Forbes Writer, in an article”Smart Money Strategies For Obama 2.0″  that  he wrote at http://www.forbes.com/sites/baldwin/2012/11/26/smart-money-strategies-for-obama-2-0/

Do you feel that we live in a country that doesn’t respect wealth?  (and why)  Do you disagree? (and why)   What does being wealthy or successful look like to you?

Personally, I agree with his comment.  For many, many years, I’ve noticed that as much as we strive for success, and for most of us wealth is a part of that success, it seems that as soon as someone or a company becomes “successful”  people look to “chew them down”.