Man, we are sinking fast. What a backward country we have become. Bus tours to belittle “rich” people is the new thing. If you got more than $5 watch out for the populist mob headed your way! My favorite line from the article:
“Money for the needy, not for the greedy!”
Gee, ain’t that special. Define “needy”. Define “greedy”. Milton Friedman is worth watching again (from the 1970s):
This line also caught my eye:
Mary Huguley, of Hartford, said AIG executives should share their wealth with people like her sister, who is facing foreclosure. “You ought to share it, and God will bless you for doing it,” she said.
Share the wealth, eh? So where is the line drawn Mary? What is wealth to you? Is there a number in your mind and how did you arrive at it? Is it anyone who has more than you? Anyone who has more than your sister? Don’t people out there most likely have less than you and your sister? Maybe they want your wealth? And by the way how did your sister get to the point of foreclosure? Or is that question not relevant?