5. “The millionaires and billionaires who choose to invest in Australia are actually those who most help the poor and our young. This secret needs to be spread widely.”
- Gina Rinehart, the world’s richest woman, finally reveals the “secret” that rich people are actually the most generous. She also reveals the secret to becoming rich: “If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself – spend less time drinking or smoking and socializing, and more time working.” Notably, Rinehart worked very hard for her large fortune: she inherited it.
6. “I think this notion that it’s the population of the U.S. against the big companies is just wrong. It’s just wrong-minded and when I walk through a factory with you or anybody, you know, our employees basically like us. The root for us, they want us to win. I don’t know why you don’t… I want you to say, ‘Win, G.E.!’”
- Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electrics, wishes the people would cheer support at his company rather than deriding it. Why can’t we be more like his own employees who “basically” like him?
7. “I could slit my wrists and people would cheer.”
- Goldman Sachs executive Lloyd Blankfein believes it’s unfair that people hate him for hoarding wealth. When asked why he and fellow Wall street execs shouldn’t have their salaries capped, he claimed they were “doing God’s work.” After all, how can you criticize a man who is doing the work of God?
8. “The richest Americans may not ‘need’ a break on their taxes, but they sure don’t need being vilified, either. They need our gratitude. So let’s get busy on that shiny monument [for rich people] in our nation’s capital. And let’s get some unemployed people out there building it. It’s the least they can do for those nice rich people who have been keeping them afloat.”
- Wealthy conservative pundit Bernard Goldberg wants America to be more grateful for rich people, starting with a physical monument. His article would probably read as tongue-in-cheek if it weren’t in line with his politics.
Poor rich people. All of the money in the world isn’t going to buy them the adoration they crave.
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