Oh those poor widdle rich people. The smaller bonus checks on Wall Street are causing some awful misery among the Mammon-worshipers, y’all. Some people are having trouble affording a nice summer rental place. According to these newly disadvantaged personages, “People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress,” said Alan Dlugash, a partner at accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP in New York who specializes in financial planning for the wealthy. “Could you imagine what it’s like to say I got three kids in private school, I have to think about pulling them out? How do you do that?”
Well, Sweet Babou and myself have out pre-K daughter in a pricey private preschool … and we have to cut back on other areas. For example, we don’t have nice clothes and we don’t have much of an entertainment budget. This is because we know we cannot have our cake and eat the damn thing too. And, while we certainly want the best of everything for our kids, we know there is a BIG difference between having to go to a cheaper school and having to struggle to feed them.
The millions of Americans, especially the 14 million children, plagued with food insecurity probably don’t have a clue about “stress”, do they Mr. Dlugash? The boy who told Russ Russell, the development director for Forgotten Harvest, that “Oh, I’m not eating dinner because it’s my brother’s turn tonight. Tomorrow is my night.” … that boy just can’t fathom how hard you have it, there in the top 1% of American income.
The good news is that Faux News totally pities you. That’s right, they maintain that it’s really hard to “get by” on a meager salary like $250,000 a year … even as they throw a hissy fit at the thought of a maid in NY city making $60,000 a year. Even though that $60 K is the equivalent of making $29K in a less expensive city, like Atlanta.
Now someone who makes the $380,000/year it takes to qualify for the top 1% can be made to feel “poor” if he compares himself the 400 richest Americans, who make an average of $345 Million a year, and he has the right to be pissed that he pays a tax rate of 35% and they pay a tax rate of 18%, but if he thinks he is suffering the way poor people, which would be a family of five (just like his) making $25,790/year, BTW …. then he is so full of shit it is bursting out of his ears like a broken fire main.
Basically, a bunch self-absorbed asshats who think they are entitled to the cream of the top of any pan of milk are now bitching and whining because they can’t have every single damn thing they want. Boo. Hoo. It must really suck to have to vacation in a less-awesome summer home.
So to all the Wall Street Banksters and their sycophants who are no longer rolling in the same kind of green … I cannot find a unit of measurement that coveys how little I give a fuck about “your” poverty.
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