In the land of wingnuttia, this will probably go over like a lead zeppelin. Bloomberg.com becomes interested in how the 1% are adjusting to a changing corporate ethos. So they interview the rich, and the rich mewl like glass-eyed cats over their paltry bonuses. Damned #Occupier, Bloomberg.
Very sad. For the right-wing, their 1% have to be heroes. Because the ravenous both fund the GOP racket and skim the profits, everybody agrees on this point. Thus, look at how hard they work! Read it here! See it there! Harder than you or me! (It isn’t true!)
This is the voodoo by which T. Boone-esque Republican heroes, who can no more defend themselves than slap a bug, get the truly defenseless to defend them. A post so thoroughly gold-plated and sniveling should light the Bruce Wayne Bat Signal soon enough. The middle-blogging Savages and Levins are probably clenching of fists and gnashing of teeth as we speak, trying to figure out where to point the internet dogs:
[Andrew] Schiff, 46, is facing another kind of jam this year: Paid a lower bonus, he said the $350,000 he earns, enough to put him in the country’s top 1 percent by income, doesn’t cover his family’s private-school tuition, a Kent, Connecticut, summer rental and the upgrade they would like from their 1,200-square- foot Brooklyn duplex.
Fuck you, Michael!
“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?”
Not swallowing this shit, Max!
The family rents a three-bedroom summer house in Connecticut and will go there again this year for one month instead of four. Schiff said he brings home less than $200,000 after taxes, health-insurance and 401(k) contributions. The closing costs, renovation and down payment on one of the $1.5 million 17-foot-wide row houses nearby, what he called “the low rung on the brownstone ladder,” would consume “every dime” of the family’s savings, he said.
“I wouldn’t want to whine,” Schiff said. “All I want is the stuff that I always thought, growing up, that successful parents had.”
AND: Target missed. No middling Mark Levin, it’s McMegaStossel:
Are the Rich Completely Undeserving of Sympathy?
By Megan McArdle | Feb 29 2012
. . yet, some of the difficulties that people are complaining about are genuinely, well, difficult . .
I should have known.