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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:14 AM
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"Tigerhawk" Explains Why the Rich Are Better Than You and Me
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Roy Edroso at
http://alicublog.blogspot.com /


POOR LITTLE RICH BOY. Tigerhawk's anger at the proposed tax hike on people making more than $250,000 a year results in a remarkable video, in which he complains with frightening, quiet intensity that he and his rich friends "have worked harder and longer in their entire careers than most Americans understand and can even conceive." He himself has spent 100 hours in the office this week; "I wrote the notes for this video at three in the morning on a Sunday night, having been there all weekend."

If you can continue watching through your tears, you will see Tigerhawk explain that the rich "work harder than everyone else doing things that cannot be done by other people who have not earned the same skills because they did not expend the same effort" and "are both more productive with their time and more energetic than average people." And "they will never be romanticized by Hollywood... but they are far more important to the prosperity of the United States and a future worth living for than the people who are put on a pedestal" -- by which he presumably means folks who are not rich but are still admired; I wished he'd taken time to tell us who these wastrels are. Schoolteachers, perhaps.

Yet Tigerhawk claims he would happily pay higher taxes "if I felt that I was being respected for my contribution." Tigerhawk wants Obama to talk nicely to him and others of his superior kind, to say "we need our most productive citizens, as heavily taxed as they are, to pay more taxes," and to admit that they "produce more than most people." Perhaps, to show proper obeisance, Obama should also make some rich guy's birthday a federal holiday. My nominee would be Richard Fuld or John Thain.

Tigerhawk says that Barack Obama knows how deserving the rich are, because he and his wife "come from this class." But "like FDR, Barack Obama sees an enemy, and it is us." Or, to put it the old-fashioned way, he's a traitor to his class.

I miss the old days when, if a rich guy wanted his ass kissed, he'd pay someone to do it instead of haranguing strangers on YouTube.




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texanshatingbush Donating Member (435 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:17 AM
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1. Let me guess who Tigerhawk's favorite author is.....
I bet you dollars to donuts that it's Ayn Rand.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:21 AM
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2. You have to watch the video
He's insufferable.
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bettyellen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:23 AM
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4. inflated sense of worth.... not getting enough sleep, has no idea that he sounds like a moron....
sounds like he has a serious coke problem.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:40 AM
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7. Talking about the "Working Affluent"
OMFG
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Lars39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:22 AM
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3. Guys a pisher of the first order.
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Morning Dew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:33 AM
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5. he's a class warrior and snotty little social climber .
he actually believe that crap he's spouting.

Wait til he figures out that the string holders hold him in the same regard that he has for the hoi polloi.
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billyoc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:37 AM
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6. Better tasting.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:44 AM
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8. The rich people who work hard understand their employees work hard too.
They know that their workers will gladly offer their blood and flesh to their job - literally - but only is they are paid fairly.

People like Tigerhawk are parasites who have never had a day of real work in their lives.
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tonysam Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:46 AM
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9. The Rich Would Never Be Rich
if it weren't for the lowly slobs who work for them and consume their products and thus make their wealth possible.

There is NO such thing as a "self-made" man or woman.
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TBF Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:53 AM
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10. Exactly. That's why I've never been a fan of capitalism -
it is inherit in the system that you jump on the backs of others to succeed. I don't care how benevolent you are as a boss, or that you always stay with the "legal" guidelines (which people like to refer to as "fairness"), you are still profiting at the expense of others. The richer you get the more this is true.

Republicans are typically nasty when playing and dems are superficially nicer. But in the end it's the same game.
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:56 AM
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11. I saw this guy in a brief excerpt from another of the 'Tigerhawk' videos
and I assumed it was Jason Bateman in a promo for some upcoming movie project. This guy is so smarmy that it seems over-the-top, so I didn't believe he was for real.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:00 AM
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12. Here's his blog
Seems to have plenty of time to post.

http://www.tigerhawk.blogspot.com /
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Stevenmarc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:18 AM
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13. You can tell by the desk pushed against the wall that he doesn't have a corner office, why?
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 11:18 AM by Stevenmarc
Oh yeah he works 100 hours a week for the guy out playing golf who does have the corner office. Don't you just love a whiny wannabe.
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Stephanie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:46 PM
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17. I'm trying to figure out what "business" he's in
Is an attorney? Is he in real estate?
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:24 AM
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14. My response to Tigerhawk:

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Greyhound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:29 PM
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18. "It's the only way to be sure" - Ripley. Seconded. n/t
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:24 AM
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15. Atlas Whined
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Pharlo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:33 AM
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16. Someone needs to point two things out to this pretentious snob:
1) If he's putting in a hundred hours a week, he hasn't truly 'made' it; and
2) The true elite, work smarter, not harder. Which is why they aren't working a hundred hours a week.
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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 05:00 PM
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19. The most the rich could put in is 24 hrs/d, same as everyone else.
If they work more "efficiently," it's because they command more lackeys to contribute to that "efficiency," more contacts, & more resources.
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