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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:33 AM

If you had Mitt type of money would you also be a self rightous, greedy, out of touch, egomaniac,

douche bag?

If not...what would you do?

Along with hunger and the homeless, I'd mostly support the arts (theatre mostly) with programs creating jobs in the arts and arts in education.

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Reply If you had Mitt type of money would you also be a self rightous, greedy, out of touch, egomaniac, (Original post)
jorno67 Jan 2012 OP
yardwork Jan 2012 #1
surrealAmerican Jan 2012 #18
jeff47 Jan 2012 #2
Skink Jan 2012 #3
pipi_k Jan 2012 #4
BeyondGeography Jan 2012 #5
tallahasseedem Jan 2012 #6
riverwalker Jan 2012 #7
hifiguy Jan 2012 #8
jwirr Jan 2012 #9
VWolf Jan 2012 #10
GeorgeGist Jan 2012 #11
jorno67 Jan 2012 #14
Bruce Wayne Jan 2012 #12
Earth_First Jan 2012 #13
Tierra_y_Libertad Jan 2012 #15
malaise Jan 2012 #16
MrSlayer Jan 2012 #17

Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:38 AM

1. Mitt earned most of that money by being a self righteous greedy psychopathic egomaniac.

Yeah, he inherited some of it (from similarly greedy psychopathic ancestors no doubt) but he added to his millions by driving companies into the ground, laying off all their employees, and raking in the millions from shorting their stock. Or whatever it is that Bain does. It's not clear to me. It's not supposed to be clear to me. All I know for sure is that the company made billions by destroying people's lives and driving the U.S. economy into the cellar.

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Response to yardwork (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:44 PM

18. Exactly.

If he weren't the ethically bankrupt person he is, he wouldn't be this wealthy.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:43 AM

2. Me? No. But my kids probably would be.

Generally the first generation with gobs of money is fine. 'Cause they actually had to work for it.

It's the kids who are "self rightous, greedy, out of touch, egomaniac, douche bags", because they never had to work. If they do, it's because it's a hobby.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:45 AM

3. Define Mitt money

The stuff on the tax returns or the Bloomberg portfolio?

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:47 AM

4. I would probably

be busy with environmental stuff...animal shelters and sanctuaries, etc.

I donate what I can now, with what I have...would like to do more, but I can't.



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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:50 AM

5. The stupidity is thinking you can make those choices and be President as well

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:53 AM

6. No.

I have often wished I could buy a few empty lots in my town and transform them into public parks. I would also like to sponsor a program that would help homeowners in the neighborhood fix up their houses.

I guess there are a lot of "little" things I would like to do. I wish I could tip more to waitresses/waiters, etc. who bust their ass day in and day out and still manage to provide amazing service. I envy those who can tip 100% or more.

Maybe one day...

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 11:56 AM

7. veterans

He should be generous to the wounded veterans sent to fight in wars he SUPPORTED. He could build state of the art rehab centers. Maybe his five whole and healthy sons could volunteer time and money.
I wonder how much of Romney& Sons investment fortune was from war profiteers?

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:20 PM

8. If I had that kind of money

most of it would be sitting in a foundation giving grants to things like special schools for Asperger's kids (I'm a dx'd Aspie) Planned Parenthood, the local symphony orchestra, animal shelters and other good causes.

I appreciate the good things in life (a prairie style home, nice furnishings, sports cars, etc) but my list of wants is clear and finite.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:22 PM

9. I hope not.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:40 PM

10. Don't know, but I volunteer to be a test subject. n/t

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 12:43 PM

11. I would most likely be ...

a douche bag.

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Response to GeorgeGist (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:14 PM

14. I applaud your honesty!

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:26 PM

12. I would be humbled by the honor of having won the state lottery

I would then proceed to exhaust my entire fortune on the hopes of winning a second lotto

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 01:29 PM

13. You'd never hear from me, period.

My philantropic endevours would be done through a trust and I would spend my days, off the grid, enjoying the sun, tilling the earth and enjoying the bounty of my harvest.

A simple life...very comparable to what I have now.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:17 PM

15. If I had Mitt's money I'd be living in a Chateau in France and bitching about Sarkozy.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:18 PM

16. I could never have Willard's money

because I could never destroy jobs for profit.

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Response to jorno67 (Original post)

Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:19 PM

17. It depends.

 

If I was born into it, probably. What else would I know? If I earned it myself or somehow just got it right now, then no.

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