Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The Incessant Whining of the Rich - It's Only Class Warfare When We Fight Back Edition

“I’ve got a lot of good friends, the owner of the Miami Dolphins and the New York Jets, both owners are friends of mine,” Everyman Mitt Romney.
It's unclear which is worse Mitt Romney's intent on pretending to be a Regular Middle Class American or his obtuse speeches which highlight just how out-of-touch he is with 299 Million Americans.

Blue Collar Comedy Creator Jeff Foxworthy chimed in with his support of Everyman Mitt Romney and his anger at President Obama,
"Obama's just divided people, into the 1% and the 99%. But it's these people, the successful people, who've given other people a great life. And if you've ever been around Romney, you know he's not entitled. He carries his own suitcase."
I suppose I could make a "You might be a..." joke here but, that's Jeff's "comedy routine".

Let's note that Jeff Foxworthy has about $116,000,000 in assets. So, he's a solid member of the 1%. Now, mind you he isn't "worth" anything, but voting for Out-of-Touch Mitt is good business sense, since Vulture Mitt has promised to raise taxes on the poor while lowering them on the Rich.

But, did you notice how Foxworthy has it exactly backwards? He, like Vulture Mitt, hasn't given anything but shit to people. Hardworking people have given them everything.

But, Rich Assholes are going to be Rich Assholes. As always the Class Warfare cries emerge when Poor people tell the filthy falsely entitled Rich the free ride on the backs of the Taxpayer are over.

Kenneth Griffin, self-described as "a Reagan Republican", gave an interview to Melissa Harris for the Chicago Tribune wherein he cried about how awful Billionaires have it in this Nation and how the evil Government should stay out of Wall Street's business.
"I spend way too much of my time thinking about politics these days because government is way too involved in financial markets these days," he said.
Griffin loved the Reagan and George W(orst President Ever) Bush Presidencies where Republicans allowed financial thieves to engage in legerdemain and gambling with the knowledge that if the bubble ever burst the Republicans would get the Taxpayers to cover their losses. Ironically, in the interview, Griffin was asked why he resists a Casino in downtown Chicago,
Q. There's some people who will see a lot of irony in that given the speculation that takes place in the financial industry.

A. I think there's a huge difference. Gambling is entertainment. We have great destinations for that, like Las Vegas. Just not in Chicago. Financial markets, what one often refers to as speculation, is really the force by which we move capital to the best and highest use.
In the 2012 election cycle, Griffin (alone or in tandem with his wife Anne) has given $150,000 to Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Mitt Romney; more than $560,000 to the Republican Governors Association; and $300,000 to American Crossroads, founded by Republican strategists Ed Gillespie and Karl Rove.
Q. So do you or don't you think the public should know if you're giving this money?

A. This is a very sad moment in my lifetime. This is the first time class warfare has really been embraced as a political tool. Because we are looking at an administration that has embraced class warfare as being politically expedient, I do worry about the publicity that comes with being willing to both with my dollars and, more importantly, with my voice to stand for what I believe in.
Oh No, My Lordship Griffin do not be angry with me. Please Your Grace just let me sit down and let you gamble with billions because you are the best and highest. My lowly self and 299 Million other Americans shall bail you out if your Market guesses and Credit Default Swaps should happen to tank!

The Malignant Falsely Entitled Rich in this country are beyond galling. They've completely divorced themselves from the Rest of the Country, do naught but destroy and fatten themselves on the economic carnage they create and yet continue to claim some special status.

Celebrity Chef Mario Batali agreed to pay out $5.25 million to his former employees to settle a class-action lawsuit. According to the article,
Batali and the other owners of the eateries unlawfully skimmed four to five percent of the staff's wine or alcoholic beverage sales from the tip pool, taking an unlawful "tip credit," paying staff members less than the minimum wage, and failing to provide "spread-of-hours" pay -- that is, extra pay when a double shift extends over a certain number of hours in the day.

The lawsuit encompasses staff members who worked at the restaurants from July 22, 2004 to February 14, 2012 -- a group that numbers approximately 1,100.
Restaurant critic Jonathan Gold said this won't damage Batali's image in the industry because he's such a gifted chef. If Batali had been stealing from investors he'd be joining Bernie Madoff in prison but, in America stealing from the Poor and Working Class is called Capitalism.

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toma said...

Gene, check out what the "Patriotic Millionaires" had to say about your boy, Griffin:

“Some rich people think that, because they are rich, they somehow have superior knowledge, which entitles them to control our country. And what do these rich people want to do with their superior knowledge and Super Pac power? They, of course, want to reward themselves with lower tax rates, while at the same time reducing Medicare and Social Security benefits for the middle class” . .


jadedj said...

To the barricades! They are not going to change.

Sarge said...

Look at the huge number of members of Congress who are millionaires -
some mult-millionaires. I ask you what possibile commonality do these people share with me and you.
And, more importantly, why are they
not reclising themselves from voting on bills that increase taxes on millionaires?


Grung_e_Gene said...

toma, jadej, Sarge -

Thankfully, Wall Street has not succeeded in convincing enough Americans to lay down and take it. #OWS and the continual revelations of the criminal and out-right evil operation of Wall Street and the Bankers will ensure enough good Americans continue to battle to hold the criminal Rich accountable.

As Sarge, always says, get out there and fight! Organize, speak out and vote!

Get off of the Internet and into the Streets!
People over Profits!
Power to the People!