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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:07 PM

What The Rich Really Think

by Stuart Shapiro

For the conspiracy theorists among you, Henry Blodget (who is quite wealthy himself) pulls back the curtain on how the rich think about the rest of us:

People like me donít hate Obama because heís going to raise our taxes, although we hate that plenty. We hate him because his views about the importance and primacy of the middle class diminish our status. The threat he represents isnít economic; itís existential. Itís not just our pocket books that are threatened, but, more importantly, our prestige and our influence on this country. Our manhood is at stake. . .

When Jack or Mitt or I call ourselves ďJob CreatorsĒ, it isnít because itís true or that there is any evidence for it. Itís because being a job creator puts us right at the center of the economic universe Ė where we deserve to be. This belief system isnít just convenient to us, although it is. Itís essential in order to justify our status and power.

Iím ready to grab my pitchfork!

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dimbear Nov 2012 #1
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mimi85 Nov 2012 #4
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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:14 PM

1. I'm guessing it's a long while before the Rs put up another super-rich dufus.

They're not bright, but they're not actually morons either.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:34 PM

2. I'm beginning to understand the driving force of the French Revolution. nt

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Response to SDjack (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:39 PM

4. No kidding

Just thinking the same thing!

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 09:37 PM

3. They didn't sell their soul for nothing you know

Their real fear is that all the others who sold out but didn't get rich will soon realize the only difference between them is the money.

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:28 PM

5. Which ties in exactly with my own observations

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Response to Mosaic (Original post)

Mon Nov 12, 2012, 07:20 AM

6. All that center-of-the-universe stuff...

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...makes that man sound an awful lot like my cat.

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