Skip to comments.I'm in the 1%. But I support the 99% (Brad Maher is a slave to the big machine)
Posted on 10/17/2011 12:36:16 PM PDT by Libloather
I'm in the 1%. But I support the 99%
Last year, I earned a million dollars on Wall Street, but I'm sick of this society that skews the rewards for work so grotesquely
Friday 14 October 2011 12.04 EDT
I've chosen this life, of course, and I'm compensated for that financially. But I'm not part of the truly rich for whom taxes are optional, and for whom ever-increasing property prices are a source of entrenching their wealth. Thank God, my earnings permit me to live without the fears of the next energy bill, or phone bill, or medical emergency. But I'm really just another wage slave as difficult as that may sound to believe. After paying my taxes, and the rent on a small apartment in the big and expensive city where the work is, I'm still struggling to get on to the property ladder, after having only recently paid off my student debts.
Of course, I have discretionary income. And here's the funny thing: having some money has given me an incredible insight into the worthlessness of its pursuit. Truly, I do not understand the attraction of accumulating vast wealth, in the pursuit of luxury goods, expensive cars and multiple properities. What are people who covet these things saying about themselves? Are their lives so wholly meaningless that they're unable to take joy from simple pleasures, like reading a book, riding a bike, or spending a day among friends? What kind of emptiness needs to be filled with a $5,000 handbag, or a garish, half-million dollar sports car.
I don't make these criticisms from a position of envy, as someone who can't afford them.
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Insurance so his house doesn't get egged?
It is amazing how much angst an angst-free life can create.
Then give your millions to OWS and STFU!
I can't stand richies who pander to commies and nazi's just to save their pathetic arses.
I’m sure since Pamela Anderson is in the top 1%, she’ll pull the train for the rest of us uglies.
Based on that rock solid principle of "from each according to his ability, to each according to his need", I am hereby authorizing myself, one who is self-defined to be "in great need", to take all of your income and assets including all of your savings.
Simple justice, Marxist style.
“I, for one, welcome our new hippy overlords.”
His language is so generic, so absolutely devoid of detail or specificity or insight. It's pure boilerplate without analysis.
“It is a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.” Albert Camus
Ready, set, kill: F#*K these losers! The "feelin' guilty" rich AND their loser spawn that are protesting the eeevil capitalism that affords them unimaginable comfort and ease.
maybe 20 years ago, nowadays I think she’s a walking STD factory.