Saturday, February 8, 2014

The Billionaire Baby Boys Club

Sam Zell's voice added to the chorus: Where do the fucking poor get off? Loser street!

It seems the put-upon billionaires who feel they just work harder and the lesser creatures should just shut up and throw their shoulders to the wheel are growing:
Venture capitalist Tom Perkins fired a warning shot last month in the pages of the Wall Street Journal.
"Writing from the epicenter of progressive thought, San Francisco, I would call attention to the parallels of fascist Nazi Germany to its war on its 'one percent,' namely its Jews, to the progressive war on the American one percent, namely the 'rich,'" the billionaire Silicon Valley pioneer wrote.
Real estate investor Sam Zell echoed his fellow one percenter's lament earlier this week.
"The one percent are getting pummeled because it's politically convenient to do so," Zell said, adding that the one percent simply "work harder" than everyone else.
President Obama isn't the only oppressor of the super rich. Ken Langone, the billionaire founder of Home Depot, expressed concern late last year that Pope Francis' criticism of capitalism made the wealthiest Americans feel alienated.
Are these the new protesters for a new America? If so, maybe they could put on their $300,000 wrist watches and drive their Lamborghinis over to their local food bank and have a sit-in. They could carry signs like "Food Banks Coddle the Poor!" or "Get a Job, Loosers!" [sic]

Thomas Perkins, humanitarian: When the poor complain about us, it's like Hitler!

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