How The Other One Percent Lives…and thinks

There are two newspaper articles which should be read by anyone (and everyone) who is not earning adjusted gross incomes of $1 million per year.

Here’s a taste of the first, from the New York Times:

“Ms. Simmons paused to highlight what she said was her husband’s generous spirit. “Tell them who’s on your yacht this weekend! Tell him!”

Over Mr. Conklin’s objections, Ms. Simmons disclosed that a major executive from Miramax was on Mr. Conklin’s 75-foot yacht, because, she said, there were no rooms left at the hotel.”

And, here’s a taste of the second, from the Los Angeles Times:

“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”

Really?  How what works? Democracy? Managing a republican form of federal governance comprised of democratically elected representatives?

And that is how the 1% think.  For some cogent analysis click here.

1 Comment

Filed under 2012 election, Politics, Romney

One response to “How The Other One Percent Lives…and thinks

    Here’s one way it works.. in Reno and Nevada.
    Apple comes to Reno and the govt gives them
    $89,000,000 in tax breaks. Then Apple can use
    your taxes to hire the kind of people you are talking
    about here. (It’s the “trickle-up” effect.. take from the
    poor and give to the rich.)
    I called it Apple-Gate at Reno Public Comment: