The point of 911 was being able to treat the average American as a terrorist. The point was the unstated martial law patriot act. The reason is that the average American does not think the rich earned what they and increasingly thinks they stole what they have from the average American. As this is increasingly true and to a very embarrassing degree the rich, especially those who made no contribution or were perversely allowed to get rich or stay rich by making everyone else worse off, wanted a 911 style patriot act insurance policy against uprising. But the Obama tax increase on the rich was the beginning of a roll back.