Thursday, March 08, 2012

Left Side of the Aisle #47 - Part 3

Outrage of the Week: the travails of the rich

A very quick OOTW this week.

While we’ve been selfishly worrying about affording health care, pay the mortgage or our rent, feeding our kids, and all the rest, we’ve been failing to realize how much tougher the rich have it.

Last Wednesday, February 29, Bloomberg News spent nearly 1700 words giving the 1% room to grouse about how tough it is to make it on $350,000 or more a year and whine about how “People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress" involved in, for example, having to give up a $7500 a year country club membership because your bonus was only $125,000 this year.

I could go on but I think the point is already made. Not everyone who makes over $350,000 a year - which is what puts you in the richest 1% - is a grasping, out-of-touch, scumbag with an overdeveloped sense of entitlement, but enough are. And those people are the ones who define the term "the 1%." And they are an outrage this or any other week.


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