In the US we've somehow confused democracy with capitalism. We think that being rich is the ultimate achievement. Having money is nice, but sharing your good fortune to improve your society is your responsibility as a citizen.
Because he's right. Personally, I am well off and have no aversion to paying my taxes....though we pay way more corporate taxes than Google, on percentage of profits, as we can't afford the MBA's and flanks of lawyers to get us out of it.