There are much better things that Obama's much-maligned "billionaires" can do with their money than fork it over to the government. The $7.5 million contribution to restore the Washington Monument, an amount that matches the congressional allocation for repairs to the damage caused by last summer's earthquake, is but one example.
The donor is billionaire David Rubenstein, co-founder of the Carlyle Group (gasp! A capitalist investment executive!). Much gratitude to this rich and generous soul from a regular working gal, one of the "99%," who appreciates the innumerable opportunities that private wealth can offer to do good in the world.