1% of the US are Assholes

1% of the US are Assholes

Matt HealeySaturday,15 February 2014

The Snap:

The 1% are a bunch of whiney little bitches. I am saying this fully understanding that I am working because I like my job not because I need the paycheck. So to some degree I am calling a group that I am part of whiney little bitches.

The Download:

It started with Tom Perkins saying that criticism of the 1% “parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its ‘one percent,’ namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the ‘rich.’”. We then went to Sam Zell (http://www.cnbc.com/id/101410955) agreeing that the 1% are unfairly criticized and they “work harder” then everyone else. Finally we get to Bud Konheim saying that the 99% in the US should be grateful because they would be rich in the rest of the world. So what I here is “Don’t hate me because I am rich, I deserve it”

Let me be very clear here I DON’T HATE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE RICH, I HATE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE AN ASSHOLE. Let me explain why I hate you. Tom Perkins, I hate you because you are a billionaire venture capitalist who, because you likely make all or most of your money through capital gains, likely pays a lower tax rate than your receptionist. I am basing this on Warren Buffet rule and the facts behind it. Sam Zell, I hate you because you purchased the Tribune company in a highly leveraged transaction that eventually lead to bankruptcy. The result of the bankruptcy? Massive job losses among the staff but, fortunately for Sam, the executive bonuses and bank fees were protected. Bud, I am sure you have done something but I am too bored to keep googling. Let me repeat this again – I DON’T HATE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE RICH, I HATE YOU BECAUSE YOU ARE ASSHOLE. What the 1% has to understand is that the population hates them because after gaining their money and wealth, the first thing they have done is use their wealth to make sure that they are immune from the consequences of their decisions and that the playing field is then tilted in their favor.

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