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(GQ)   How to live on $625,000 a week: "WAAAAH I'M BEING PERSECUTED"   (gq.com) divider line 12
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2012-06-30 06:28:04 PM  
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dkendr: Quit counting other people's money and get on with your life.


Thread-sh*tting Teabagger - drink!
2012-06-30 05:02:44 PM  
2 votes:

puffy999: How many teachers in tiny, crappy towns are going to make $100,000 a year after twenty years teaching? I'm not talking about New York City, I'm talking about Butfuk Falls, Nevada,


Is that by Rimjob Junction?
2012-07-01 10:23:44 AM  
1 votes:
Wayne talked to me about "derelicts on welfare" who check themselves into the hospital because they're "bored" and "want feeding," and "we're paying for all that activity." He said too much tax money is spent on "guys going to chiropractors, guys getting massages! On us! Give me a break. Guys getting Viagra!" He talked about "Los Angeles bus drivers who are on permanent stress leave because someone spat on them when they got on the bus, and now they're emotionally upside down. More than half the bus drivers are out on stress leave! Systems like that cannot work!" It seemed as if, for Wayne's philosophy to work, he needed to believe that those who don't make it deserve their ill fortune.

Later, I hunt for data that back up Wayne's feckless-bus-driver nightmare scenario. I can't find any. I do find something else, though-plenty of statistics showing that a guy with Wayne's level of wealth has never had it so good in America. And yet of all the people I interview, Wayne is the only one who seems angry about the politics of his situation. Frantz, Rebecca, Dennis-those at the bottom looking up showed no animosity for the rich at all.


I wonder which names in my ignore list belong to Wayne.
2012-07-01 09:31:04 AM  
1 votes:

It's Interesting When People Die: Clearly these people are evil and we should throw their money into the Government black hole to create jobs.


www.legalpad.com

What a government black hole may look like.

/people who capitalize Government are a lot like people who capitalize Truth.
//in that they're usually both delusional
2012-06-30 06:22:50 PM  
1 votes:

Without Fail: rugman11: Wayne, on the other hand, built his empire from scratch, one building at a time. Sure, he probably had some luck along the way but the bulk of his fortune was made with his own two hands. He's more than charitable enough and it's his money, dammit, and he'll be damned if anybody's going to tell him how to use it.

Wayne, on the other hand, paid others to build his empire, one building at a time.

Wayne looks down on the very workers who build his buildings and rent his units.

If we raise his tax rate he'll still be a billionaire. So what is the problem?


The problem is we might be forcing him to go all John Galt and get a time machine and not build those buildings and more people would be homeless.
2012-06-30 06:03:25 PM  
1 votes:
Guess what, compatriots? The gap between the richest and the poorest among us is now wider than it has been since we all nose-dived into the Great Depression.

The reaction of the richest:

legacy.stripes.com

"I'M COMING IN FIRST! I'M WINNING, I'M WINNING!"
2012-06-30 05:13:36 PM  
1 votes:

clowncar on fire: Pallwitz scrapes by on $900 a week-enough to qualify as middle-class but not to take his wife away for an anniversary weekend.

Unless you live in some major metropolis- fark you. We're talking Iowa here, not Conneticut. If you have to "scrape by" at $900/weekly, you're doing it wrong. "Surviving" pretty well at $700+ weekly myself- 2 paid off late model cars, able to maintain a nice suburban home, and contributing to my savings account weekly. This idiot can't even get out of state? My wife is able to swing a pilgrimage back to Japan every year though, admittently, her parents cover for the kids' plane tickets. Accessing a food bank? Something seriously isn't adding up here.


I was wondering if it was $900 net or gross.
2012-06-30 04:50:51 PM  
1 votes:

mr intrepid: and employs people to manage them. He found a need people had, and created products and services to meet it. As opposed to what we see on wall street, which isn't far removed from what happens in V


I actually like the comparison between him and the guy one step down. That guy got lucky by giving a friend $50k. He sees his world as having been bought and paid for by luck. He doesn't think he's earned it so he's okay with the government taking some of that and using it to help other people.

Wayne, on the other hand, built his empire from scratch, one building at a time. Sure, he probably had some luck along the way but the bulk of his fortune was made with his own two hands. He's more than charitable enough and it's his money, dammit, and he'll be damned if anybody's going to tell him how to use it.

I actually have way more respect for him than the Amazon guy because at least Wayne's willing to do something good with his money, he just wants to define what "good" is. The other guy is fully comfortable doing nothing until somebody tells him to.
2012-06-30 04:32:58 PM  
1 votes:
That lady who pays a business manager $100K/year and still pays 35% in taxes needs a new business manager.
2012-06-30 04:18:05 PM  
1 votes:

valar_morghulis: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: Sponsor all the Farkers.

ALL OF THEM.

GIVE ME THINGS


ALL THE THINGS

...

But not Miracle Whip.
2012-06-30 03:02:42 PM  
1 votes:

dickfreckle: Anyway, where are the jobs?


China. But they'll justify that somehow, assuming you could get them to admit it.
2012-06-30 02:56:44 PM  
1 votes:

Lorelle: BarkingUnicorn: FTA: "If there were a shred of truth to the claim that the rich are our nation's job creators, then given how rich the rich have gotten, America should be drowning in jobs!"

Good point.

Yup. The rich have enjoyed a huge tax cut for over a decade, therefore, the unemployment rate should be zero, right??


See, this is why the "tax cuts create jerbs" people flabbergast me. It's a simple goddamn question none of you answer - it's been ten years, so where are the jobs you were going to create?

Accusing me of "class warfare" (more accurately, a return to prior levels of taxation) is not a farking answer. Flicking spittle while calling me a socialist is not a farking answer. Quoting Sean Hannity is not a farking answer. Where are the jobs?

The best part? So many of you defending this stupid slogan are making 40k a year and your bosses wouldn't piss on you if you were on fire. Yet here you are, doing their dirty work by reciting their mantras for them. And you don't even realize it because Jesus and Fetus and Apple Pie.

Anyway, where are the jobs?

You know what? Don't bother trying. Just fark off.
 
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