We should be trying to restrict how much the rich can steal …
This is one of the most bizarre ideas we hear from the Left. Do those who become rich, say Gates, or Bezos or any of the others, get rich by stealing? Don't they get rich by producing something they are able to sell to huge numbers of people? Where's the stealing? They are creating wealth, their product requires the hiring of huge numbers of employees. There is no diminishing of money, there is a growth of money in society in general as a result of the enterprises created by those who become wealthy.
What I said is how things really work, how wealth is created. It's by creative inventive enterprise, and the creation of wealth benefits the entire society. Trickle down isn't something Reagan invented, it's just another word for this process which brings prosperity to all levels of society. You say it fails. It can't fail. It's just one of the terms to describe how capitalism makes wealth for society in general.
I gave only one scenario for how wealth is created and it does involve the creation of jobs. Even if wealth is inherited society is benefited because it doesn't just sit in someone's bank account, it is always being spent which circulates it. If it is used for projects then it does create jobs. I was answering just one claim, that the rich get rich by depriving the poor. That is ridiculous. There are certainly people who got rich by some form of fraud but even that isn't stealing from the poor.
What you need to account for is how we got the wealthiest poor class on the planet, only from fairly primitive unregulated capitalistic practices too. And even now after all kinds of government aid changing the income picture, according to a statistic I heard last night about rates of consumption our poor classes consume more than the majority of people in a long list of countries around the world. I think the source had the word "fact" in it, not Factcheck but I can't remember the whole name.