If you didn’t hear about the bonuses received by AIG executives today then you must have been asleep. AIG who received billions in TARP money issued bonuses to executives (stated the second time for emphasis). I’m tired of the lavish living of the rich in this country. It simply isn’t fair.
I do not understand why we stand for it? It is detestable that the rich in the US have such a feeling of entitlement that they mismanage government assistance, they misuse the tax payer's money. It is a mockery to the people who struggle every day. I’m talking about the people that live in absolute misery. They work themselves to the bone to better their lot in life and to no avail. These people are doomed because of their situation. Doomed because of the station in life they were born into.
Those of you who agree, I ask you to join me in redressing this wrong. We need to come together and take a stand for the underprivileged. It is time we get back this wealth that has been horded. We must do so by force if needed.
What social status are you in? Upper, middle, lower, or poor class in America? Did you think I was referring to the US CEOs or people making more than 250k? No, I was referring to those on welfare and those who receive government assistance. Most of the world's wealth is located in the US. Even our poorest of poor are richer than rich in comparison to the average wealth of any citizen on this planet.
Yet the rich poor in this country are envious. They are livid about their station in life. They argue that they are victims of a society bent at holding them down. They point to poor living conditions, yet even our poorest has the ability to get some health care. Our poorest have not had to live in a war torn nation like the People’s Republic of Congo. Even our poorest have easy access to food. Our poorest are rich.
When one in the US complains about the rich, they condemn themselves to the indignation of billions of others in this world who are worse off. I am not beyond compassion. I believe there is much that can and should be done for the less fortunate in this country, but the anger is hypocritical. They are angry that the wealth is concentrated at the top, that they are held down and should get their fair share. Are these same people willing to give their fair share to the more needful in the world if the same argument was brought to them? I submit that they would condemn the idea, they would turn their back on the more needful in the world. Is the envy of the poor more righteous then the greed of the rich?
Surprisingly, the rich are generous in their donations. They donate to the community and they donate lavishly to world causes. It’s not hard to find, their names are on buildings of hospitals, schools, and museums. What has our rich poor given? What is their contribution? If they are to be truthful to their point of view, then they should get ACORN to start demanding taxes on the poor to send over seas. Don’t hold your breathe, I don’t think we are going to see this in the news anytime soon.