The thing I like the least about Mammon worshiping elites is their outrageous sense of entitlement. They think, for some reason, they deserve their privileges. There was no system that benefited them by giving them an opportunity. There was no luck. They see no difference between earning money and inheriting a billion dollar trust fund. No, they are on the top of the heap because they are just so damn wonderful and people who aren’t on top are just too stupid to see that the reason some people have obscene wealth is NOT because the US government has drifted to the right over the last 30 years and allowed the rich to get richer at the expense of the shrinking middle class and increasingly desperate poor. No. The reason the rich are rich is because they are just so freaking awesome and any hint that they should be required to pay tax for the common good sends them into hysterics.
Just how special do they think they are? Well, one of the asshats lined up to give to Romney campaign their money this weekend in the Hamptons demanded to be shown to the VIP entrance because she was a VIP, dammit. Lady, you are one of the dozens of privileged twatwaffles waiting to get into billionaire Ronald O. Perelman’s compound. You are not a Very Important Person in this crowd. You are only a VIP in your own self-aggrandizing mind.
“Ted Conklin, the owner of the American Hotel in Sag Harbor, long a favorite of the Hamptons’ well-off and well-known, could barely contain his displeasure with Mr. Obama. “He is a socialist. His idea is find a problem that doesn’t exist and get government to intervene,” Mr. Conklin said from inside a gold Mercedes, as his wife, Carol Simmons, nodded in agreement. Ms. Simmons paused to highlight what she said was her husband’s generous spirit. “Tell them who’s on your yacht this weekend! Tell him!” Over Mr. Conklin’s objections, Ms. Simmons disclosed that a major executive from Miramax was on Mr. Conklin’s 75-foot yacht, because, she said, there were no rooms left at the hotel.”
How generous! Everyone should be willing to let wealthy and powerful executives spend time on their 75 foot yacht with such modesty!
Of course not everyone was as honest about who they were as Mr. and Mrs. Conklin. Some people kept a low profile lest there be backlash from the clueless rabble:
“A New York City donor a few cars back, who also would not give her name, said Romney needed to do a better job connecting. “I don’t think the common person is getting it,” she said from the passenger seat of a Range Rover stamped with East Hampton beach permits. “Nobody understands why Obama is hurting them.
“We’ve got the message,” she added. “But my college kid, the baby sitters, the nails ladies — everybody who’s got the right to vote — they don’t understand what’s going on. I just think if you’re lower income — one, you’re not as educated, two, they don’t understand how it works, they don’t understand how the systems work, they don’t understand the impact.”
Wow. That is a lot of elitism there. Too bad the dipshit is not listening to her college kid, her baby sitters, and her nails ladies about what is like outside of the 1% bubble. However, she is not going to let information her child gleaned during higher learning sway her, no matter how much she derides the “not as educated” hoi polloi. Nor will she grasp, even faintly, the reality of working for a living and trying to make ends meet, even if she knows for sure how little she is paying the baby sitters and nails ladies who serve her needs.
Don’t worry privileged Mammon worship elites who are paying less in taxes than you did under St. Reagan of California (who incidentally supported the Argentina junta that murdered moms and stole their babies, which makes him a monster)! Mitt Romney is one of you and plays for your team! Like you, Romney knows how troublesome it is to pay a whopping 15% in income taxes and need to hide wealth in Swiss and Bahamian bank accounts. Like you, he feel picked on when people mention his car elevator as though he didn’t deserve one because he is rich and fabulous or that it looks bad in comparison to the millions of the kids in the US that have food insecurity. Like you, he has a nice house just for his boat that is next to his vacation home in New Hampshire. It’s one of his SIX homes, BTW.
Wow. Wouldn’t it be JUST AWFUL if the Bush tax cuts were eradicated and the top income earners actually had to fork over some of their moolah to help the middle-class and poor people pay for roads and schools and shit like that? Mitt Romney might have to settle for only FIVE homes. We just cannot ask the rich to make those kind of sacrifices. They are way too special to have to act like the rest of us Great Unwashed.