Its always been good to be rich but the past couple of decades in the United States has especially been hot times. In the 2008/2009 the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department headed by your friends Bernanke and Paulson, respectively, made sure you were made whole very quickly. Then they printed, well technically digitized trillions upon trillions to really make life sweet again. Its like those tough six months in late 2008 and early 2009 never really happened.
Since then you have benefited greatly, taking about 95% of the economic gains. Near free money and endless "monetizing" from the Federal Reserve has made you rich beyond belief. In the interim you've seen one now two clueless Presidents, and a Congress and Senate do exactly what you wanted them to do, not a damn thing. This past election was quite entertainment watching two thieves with the popularity of house mice duke it out for the masses. Either way the masses would lose and you would win, and win big.
You also have kept all of your tax loopholes. You chuckle when you hear about tax reform. You like paying a lower tax rate than the man who collects your garbage, whomever that might be.
The endless wars have also been a boom. Your defense stocks are healthy and the future looks bright. Since the Pentagon got rid of that pesky draft no chance your sons, daughters or grandchildren will ever serve. Yes they are safely tucked away at their luxurious dorm (of off campus condo) at Harvard, Yale, Princeton, etc. And when they graduate their six figure job will be all lined up for them. No combing through LinkedIn and Indeed for them. Hell, maybe they will get to socialize with Chelsea Clinton or one of Trump's kids.
You really like the political environment. The politicians do what you've paid them to do, not a damn thing. This baked up Russia thing is on par with putting a bullet in Kennedy's brain we he got the idea of doing away with the Fed or ending the Cold War. What was Kennedy thinking? Yes the CIA can really be ingenious when it comes to protecting the cream of the crop.
Yes, life's pretty good you say. You just don't understand all of these whinny Americans. If only they went to a Ivy League school and had connections. Doesn't everybody you know do? What possessed them to want to be something like a teacher or firefighter? What total losers. Don't they realize how much money can be made on Wall Street ripping people off?
Well you're a tad worried about the future. How long can Central Banks continue to prop up ginned up equity and bond markets? Yeah the DOW is headed towards 25,000 and higher but you are concerned what happens if the bankers lose control? After all they aren't very bright to begin with. And what about a real war?
So you've bought some hard assets. You've also taken some of your millions and purchased a small island or a bunker. Yeah if 1929 and worse comes along you're you go hide there for a few years, maybe five. Plenty of good food and a state of the art entertainment system with a library of every film and television show ever made. Of course the cars and yachts will probably be destroyed, but hey you can't have everything in life.