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.

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

  1. APPLE-GATE
    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:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_PCKOUWv5A