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Sun Nov 11, 2012, 10:07 PM

What The Rich Really Think [View all]

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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