Today, we look at the shortest bad guy in the Bible, Zacchaeus. He is one of the guys that people love because of the story, but he started off bad. He was a chief tax collector. Zacchaeus was a person who became a member of the ruling class by exploiting the poor in order to benefit himself. Tax collectors would extort extra money from those paying taxes to further benefit themselves. The poor hated tax collectors, just like the Occupied Wall Street movement hates Wall Street today, with the difference that no one could protest. When Jesus shows up, He calls Zacchaeus by name, giving him value.