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(CNBC)   CEO of luxury company tells Americans to quit biatching about being poor because they're probably wealthy compared to people in India   (cnbc.com) divider line 50
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2014-02-12 09:21:32 PM
4 votes:

cman: We are the ones who keep you rich. Show us some appreciation


LOL.  You think that you have anything to do with my wealth?  If I rounded up all the workers in my factories and threw them into a bottomless pit, and personally ran the factories, I could double the output of my goods.  I am not only the best businessman who has ever lived, but the best worker.  But I don't waste my time doing things that I can put poor people to work doing.  I have very important things to do.  There are people on internet message boards who are flat-out wrong, and they need to be told this.  That is why you are poor and I am a billionaire who posts on the internet, calling people out on their lies.
2014-02-12 09:15:16 PM
3 votes:
Hey, poor!  You don't have to be poor any more!

Jesus is here!
2014-02-12 09:15:01 PM
3 votes:
By that metric, their shareholders should STFU because as poor as their stock is performing, it's better than WorldCom and Enron.
2014-02-12 09:12:10 PM
3 votes:
"Religion is what keeps the poor from murdering the rich."
Napoleon Bonaparte

Religion is going out of style
2014-02-12 09:07:34 PM
3 votes:
Someone should take this asshole and force him to live on $35,000 a year. Give him a kid or two to take care of into the bargain. See how well he does maintaining any reasonable standard of living while planning for future expenses. See how his retirement scenarios look. See how much access his kids have to extracurricular activities and higher education. Place him in New York or LA for a real good look at how how stupid it is to pretend $35,000 is the same everywhere.

That would certainly be a lot nicer outcome for him than he deserves, anyway.
2014-02-12 08:16:52 PM
3 votes:

cman: Hey you farker

We are the ones who keep you rich. Show us some appreciation


I believe we are supposed to grovel before our rich overlords and beg forgiveness for being born poor.  then we'll get to live in heaven and f*ck Virginians.  er...virgos.  um...vegans?  something anyways.  I dunno.  I can't keep track of everyone's afterlives anymore.
2014-02-12 08:14:08 PM
3 votes:
Hey you farker

We are the ones who keep you rich. Show us some appreciation
2014-02-12 10:37:26 PM
2 votes:
Please be doing the necessary in farking yourself sideways with a rake.
2014-02-12 10:35:07 PM
2 votes:
Can't we just set a date for the next American Revolution?  Not that it will happen, but it will give a lot of people something to look forward too and the rich will plow a ton of money into the economy preparing for it, so why not just set a nice future date, maybe a Wednesday?
2014-02-12 09:23:08 PM
2 votes:
The funniest part is the guy from Skeeter Holler living in a double-wide reading this article, leaning back to survey his Smokey and the Bandit commemorative plates, his Dale Jr. tire and his complete VHS collection of the Jeff Foxworthy show and thinking "He's raiht. It's tough being on top the heap."
2014-02-12 09:16:13 PM
2 votes:
That would be an excellent argument if, you know... WE LIVED IN INDIA.
2014-02-12 09:12:44 PM
2 votes:
So what he is saying is to work in the US but live in India.
2014-02-12 09:06:37 PM
2 votes:
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2014-02-12 09:06:29 PM
2 votes:
So are we now holding our standards to a third world country? What ever happened to the American Exceptionalism that they kept screaming about last election?
2014-02-12 08:54:25 PM
2 votes:
Cool, asshole, trade me salaries 1 year, let's see how well you do, savings untouched.
2014-02-12 08:25:35 PM
2 votes:

Weaver95: ah yes, the ever popular 'they have cell phones and a refrigerator, they should be happy' meme.  lovely.  just lovely.


Did you know that some of them EVEN have PS2 and Xboxes?

PINOS, all of them.
2014-02-12 08:23:13 PM
2 votes:
Terrible logic from this CEO. Claiming our poor are wealthy as compared to 99% of the rest of humanity leaves out other First World countries like Japan, Canada, Iceland, France, Germany, and even Second World countries.  The dumbass is lumping our poor with the Third World, forgetting about our own Fourth World populations.

/He's not been to any remote American Indian reservations like Pine Ridge obviously.
2014-02-12 08:12:54 PM
2 votes:
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2014-02-13 09:13:23 AM
1 votes:
AMERICA!

We're not as poor as Swaziland!

We're not as repressed as China!

USA! USA! USA! USA! USA!
2014-02-13 01:48:45 AM
1 votes:

That Guy Jeff: Haha. I believe the "innate morals" of all living things is "kill anything that threatens me or run away from it", "eat as much as I can", and "fark like rabbits". Anything greater than "survival of the fittest" is something we made up. This hippy/religious 'universal morality' shtick is completely unsupported.

And actually, the more wealth we create as a species the better our species is doing. Look at huge surge of wealth in the last 200 years. Food shortages are plummeting. Average lifespans are skyrocketing. In 1820 70% of the world lived on less than a dollar a day, now the number is down to 20%. The more wealth is created, the better we do as a species. This modern "make money" attitude and the industrial revolution it brought have propelled our species to new heights.


Hey, we found Gordon Gekko's fark name, everyone.
2014-02-13 12:08:28 AM
1 votes:

That Guy Jeff: All this "rich hating" is so weird to me, especially this nonsense with the "1%". All measures of achievement have outliers. Micheal Phelps is the 1% for swimming medals. Joey Chesnut is the 1% for hot dog eating. And Warren Buffet is the 1% for money making. There no good reason why a graph of "wealth acquisition" shouldn't look like a graph of any other measure of achievement. Yes, a select few do astronomically better than the majority. That's not news.


I don't hate people for being rich.  I hate people who think that being rich gives them a divine right to shiat all over everyone else.  I hate people who think because they have money, they have a right to everyone else's money.  I hate people who are so empty inside that even after accumulating more wealth than they know what to do with, they ravenous clutch for more just so that they can say they have the biggest yacht or the most rooms in their mansions.  I hate people who came from nothing and then when they succeed, they try to pull the ladder up behind them, all while mocking the people they left behind for not being good enough.  There are plenty of rich people in this country who aren't complete douchebags.  They aren't the problem.  It's the guys who think it's perfectly ok to recklessly gamble with my 401K if it means they get a few extra million a year.
2014-02-12 11:39:47 PM
1 votes:

That Guy Jeff: He pays more taxes in a year that the bottom 30% or so will pay in their lifetimes.


He should pick one poor person and give him or her all of his money. Then he'll have the luxury of paying no taxes and they'll be saddled with the burden of paying a lot of taxes.
2014-02-12 11:18:22 PM
1 votes:

DarkVader: Wow. You're an idiot.


Ouchie! Ad hom wins again!

Boring.
2014-02-12 11:10:05 PM
1 votes:

Tio_Holtzmann: Mike_LowELL: cman: We are the ones who keep you rich. Show us some appreciation

LOL.  You think that you have anything to do with my wealth?  If I rounded up all the workers in my factories and threw them into a bottomless pit, and personally ran the factories, I could double the output of my goods.  I am not only the best businessman who has ever lived, but the best worker.  But I don't waste my time doing things that I can put poor people to work doing.  I have very important things to do.  There are people on internet message boards who are flat-out wrong, and they need to be told this.  That is why you are poor and I am a billionaire who posts on the internet, calling people out on their lies.

It's.......beautiful


Theu should have sent a poet.
2014-02-12 10:54:35 PM
1 votes:

Bucky Katt: Nemo's Brother: The One True TheDavid: By the way, people used to think that the Third World poor would one day be up to the First World's poverty line; instead it seems like the trend goes the other way, that it won't be long before the USA is a Third World country.

Only leftists with no understanding of economics or scarcity thought that way.

care to enlighten us, professor?


He has only recently started spelling the word "economics" correctly.
Baby steps.
2014-02-12 10:54:04 PM
1 votes:

geek_mars: If this guy were from "some countries we can't even name" he'd either be poor with the rest of us (not a lot of sequined gowns being sold in whatever those countries are named) or he'd need to travel in a bullet-proof vehicle with armed security everywhere he went for fear of abduction and/or murder.

What's ironic to me is how people who make $35,000.00 annually are more thankful for what they have. Thanksgiving at this guy's place must be a ton of fun. I can see him at the table, "It's hard to be thankful for all that I have when there are so-called 'poors' out there whining that my dinette set cost more than their house. If they were in India their dinette could be that much better than everyone else's, too."


I imagine it goes something like this...There are starving kids in China that would be happy to have what you have. Clean your plate.
2014-02-12 10:51:27 PM
1 votes:

Nutsac_Jim: MayoSlather: Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: jso2897: Well, this is what I call "True Bullshiat" - technically, it's true - but in it's intended meaning, it's bullshiat.

I guess in a sense it's a somewhat poetic argument, since it means that nobody but the lowest man on the totem pole can complain about anything. Which if the 1% were logically consistent, would mean that they wouldn't complain about marginal increases to their tax rates because somebody else has it worse. Since they aren't, they compare themselves to Jews during the Holocaust, but I dream of the day on which they shut up because some kid in Ghana is eating dirt for lunch.

Well put. It's thinking that would tell a guy that comes into the emergency room with a compound fracture to stop his bellyaching because someone else has flesh eating bacteria.

Oddly enough, such an attitude will help one get through 99% of life.


How plucky of you. You sir, are my inspiration. A pristine enlightened individual in a world full of whiners.
2014-02-12 10:32:43 PM
1 votes:

albatros183: seems worth pointing out that although 99% of poor people HAVE refrigerators they do not own them, same goes for cell phones, cars, and pretty much everything


They own their obamaphones.
2014-02-12 10:29:57 PM
1 votes:

The One True TheDavid: real_headhoncho:

The pitchforks and torches are too expensive to buy.

BUY? Torches you make with sticks, rags and soybean oil, pitchforks you loot from Home Depot.

I'd rather buy a Hi-Point carbine and a Mosin Nagant, but I'm weird. And when price is not a factor I'm open to suggestions. (But no ASSAULT RIFLES firing .22LR, okay?!?)

By the way, here are links to Chuck Hawk's recoil tables for  rifles, shotguns and handguns. Just in case, you know.


No shiat. Pitchforks and torches? This is America! Real Americans will be using high power rifles and fertilizer bombs.

Or we could just organize and elect people that aren't sucking rich cawk.
2014-02-12 10:13:57 PM
1 votes:
If this guy were from "some countries we can't even name" he'd either be poor with the rest of us (not a lot of sequined gowns being sold in whatever those countries are named) or he'd need to travel in a bullet-proof vehicle with armed security everywhere he went for fear of abduction and/or murder.

What's ironic to me is how people who make $35,000.00 annually are more thankful for what they have. Thanksgiving at this guy's place must be a ton of fun. I can see him at the table, "It's hard to be thankful for all that I have when there are so-called 'poors' out there whining that my dinette set cost more than their house. If they were in India their dinette could be that much better than everyone else's, too."
2014-02-12 10:11:30 PM
1 votes:

Smackledorfer: hardinparamedic: Barnabus_Duke: People go INTO debt, it doesn't just appear from out of nowhere. Yes, sometimes shiat happens, but CHOICES people!!! Choose wisely and take some farking responsibility!!!!!!

And when those choices are food and medication/healthcare that are essential to their survival? How many people go into crippling debt each year because of their medical expenses, OR because of predatory lending practices.

But yeah. They're all poor because they buy shiny rims and hydraulics for their caddies.

/facepalm

To add to your post:
3/5 bankruptcies in 2013 were from medical costs.

http://www.cnbc.com/id/100840148


People chose to live rather than not go into debt?!!!! Clearly the poors made their beds.
2014-02-12 10:10:50 PM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Weaver95: ah yes, the ever popular 'they have cell phones and a refrigerator, they should be happy' meme.  lovely.  just lovely.

Did you know that some of them EVEN have PS2 and Xboxes?

PINOS, all of them.


They are outdated XBox360s not XBoxOnes.  What a clown argument.  I wipe my ass with an XBox360 every morning just for spite.
2014-02-12 10:02:26 PM
1 votes:
Well, lets take away everything he has, give him 35k a year and plop him down in the middle of Manhattan and see how special and rich he feels.

Of course 35k is great in India.  A house costs like 20K, maybe 25k if you get electricity and running water. (yes, I made that up)
2014-02-12 09:59:17 PM
1 votes:

Barnabus_Duke: People go INTO debt, it doesn't just appear from out of nowhere. Yes, sometimes shiat happens, but CHOICES people!!! Choose wisely and take some farking responsibility!!!!!!


And when those choices are food and medication/healthcare that are essential to their survival? How many people go into crippling debt each year because of their medical expenses, OR because of predatory lending practices.

But yeah. They're all poor because they buy shiny rims and hydraulics for their caddies.

/facepalm
2014-02-12 09:53:13 PM
1 votes:
To be fair, his actual taxable income was probably $35k last year, and HE's not having any difficulties making ends meet.
2014-02-12 09:48:42 PM
1 votes:

yakmans_dad: cwolf20: It's ok.  Mr. Prezzy signed an executive order to increase minimum wage so prices will increase on food etc, leaving us in the same boat we were in.  But that's all good for the government, because the higher the check amount the more taxes coming out. 

Ah working at a payroll company.

You don't know what you're talking about.


Neither do you - he writes at about a fourth grade level, and any claim on your part to have divined any meaning from that word salad is self deluded.
2014-02-12 09:38:31 PM
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Cool, asshole, trade me salaries 1 year, let's see how well you do, savings untouched.


And they get to move to a new city with no contacts. Here's a slum of an apartment, a beater car, and not quite enough money to drive it back.

Also, the beater car is uninspected and has no speedometer. Can you do the Goimir Challange?
2014-02-12 09:37:18 PM
1 votes:
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2014-02-12 09:36:33 PM
1 votes:
And he should know, right? He pays those kids like $0.10 to make a dress he sells for $400!
2014-02-12 09:31:23 PM
1 votes:

Via Infinito: I always thought it was only a matter of time before people start breaking out the torches and pitchforks because of rich people saying stupid crap like this.
But it hasn't happened yet, and now I'm wondering if it will happen at all. Maybe the American people really have bought into the idea that wealth = worth?


The pitchforks and torches are too expensive to buy.
2014-02-12 09:24:37 PM
1 votes:
Wow, American poors are a mouthy, entitled bunch.
2014-02-12 09:21:32 PM
1 votes:
I use that line of reasoning to get through my day. E.g., I might have crappy teeth, bipolar disorder and a collapsing spine, but at least all four limbs work and I don't have cancer. And especially in Lexington KY's recent cold snap I've thought many times "at least I'm not stuck being homeless in the cold when it feels like -8." But SSI won't pay me if I move to a village in India, and it's got to suck being a sickly old fool when you don't speak the language. So rather than reducing me to India's poverty levels, how about finding a way to bring them up to mine?
2014-02-12 09:19:16 PM
1 votes:
So this asshole has all of us to thank for his undeserved lifestyle and then he has the courage to blame the poor?

Strip him and his family of all their wealth and throw them into the street.

The rich are the true burden on society. Free loaders who survive on our collective effort and contribute nothing in comparison to their perceived value.
2014-02-12 09:17:47 PM
1 votes:
I can't get enough of the Elitist CEO videos that keep popping up everywhere.  I'm saving them for the revolution.

I think every time one of these jerks opens their facehole, they should be sentenced to work for two weeks in a soup kitchen handing out food to the poor so they can see just what kind of people are on the bottom.  Single parents, mentally ill, addicts, people bankrupted by health costs, handicapped and alone.. not everyone is "lazy" and "entitled".  That's a strawman they use to feel justified in hoarding wealth and pocketing politicians to keep corporate tax rates low.
2014-02-12 09:16:03 PM
1 votes:

RedPhoenix122: Cool, asshole, trade me salaries 1 year, let's see how well you do, savings untouched.


Hell, this guy could probably buy off 30 of his employees so they'd never have to work again in their lives, and still have enough annual income left over so that he wouldn't have to dig into his Cayman accounts at all for his new annual yacht.
2014-02-12 09:15:00 PM
1 votes:
Shall I get the torches and the pitchforks?

/ do these people not realize what happens to rich, entitled people; who tell the 99% that they should eat cake?
2014-02-12 09:12:26 PM
1 votes:
It's easier to understand when you realize that he hates you.
2014-02-12 08:47:54 PM
1 votes:
I'm trying to do my part to make sure poor people can't afford refrigerators.

But I'm only one man.
2014-02-12 08:10:18 PM
1 votes:
I'll be he thinks the poor should eat cake, too.
2014-02-12 08:03:35 PM
1 votes:
ah yes, the ever popular 'they have cell phones and a refrigerator, they should be happy' meme.  lovely.  just lovely.
 
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