Thursday, February 17, 2011

They don't get it ...

If people understood how the filthy rich live, while paying little to no tax (whether legally or illegally), the revolution would have started already. The average American sure as hell wouldn't believe in the "trickle down theory" of economics.

As one who regularly visits Monaco (I just pass through on my way to Provence) I've seen the disgusting ostentation first-hand. Believe you me, the last thing on these billionaires' minds is passing anything down to the commoners. Dave Johnson looks at just what a billion USD will buy you:


If people understood just how concentrated wealth has become in our country and the effect is has on our politics, our democracy and our people, they would demand our politicians do something about it.

How Much Is A Billion?

Some Wall Street types (and others) make over a billion dollars a year – each year. How much is a billion dollars? How can you visualize an amount of money so high? Here is one way to think about it: The median income in the US is around $29,000, meaning half of us make less and half make more. If you make $29,000 a year, and don’t spend a single penny of it, it will take you 34,482 years to save a billion dollars. . . . (Please come back and read the rest of this after you have recovered.)

What Do People Do With SO Much?

What do people do with all that money? Good question. After you own a stable of politicians who will cut your taxes, there are still a few more things you can buy. Let’s see what $1 billion will buy. [all ems original]


You can be certain they don't give a shit if you or I die of some horrible disease, let alone if we can afford to eat and keep a roof over our heads. It's time the rich pay their fair share and if they don't want to they can get the fuck out. It ain't like they're contributing much anyhow. They can all move to Monaco or Liechtenstein or Switzerland and live with their own kind.

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