March 4, 2012

More Proof that Rich People are Evil

I'm in a cranky mood so I'm going to make fun of media articles some more.

First lets start with the case of the class warfare inciting tip.

It seems that a "wealthy banker" left a 1% tip to some 99%'er in Newport California.   Here's the article :
Banker’s Insulting Waitress Tip Incites Class Warfare Between the 1% and the 99%
The credit card receipt had the note "get a real job" written on it with that insulting 1% tip.   This is pretty solid proof that rich people are evil.    You can read all about the atrocity yourself in the article.   They also have a video that probably says stuff, but I can never get Yahoo videos to do anything but show me an ad and then crash.  I'll have to take their word that video of this class warfare salvo exists.

In other, far less important news... that 1% tip article was quickly revealed as a hoax and reported on by the same media outlet the next day.   Update: Banker’s Insulting Waitress Tip Is a Hoax    The lower class can return to defcon 3.

While we're talking about evil rich people, who doesn't love to hate the rich guy who thinks he's poor?    We can add Andrew Schiff to that list.  You can read his story in :   Bonus Withdrawal Puts Bankers in "Malaise"
Well at least when Yahoo presented the article it gave the strong impression that Schiff thought he was struggling.  If you read the article itself he's not exactly complaining about being poor or anything.  " "I'm crammed into 1,200 square feet. I don't have a dishwasher. We do all our dishes by hand."  He makes $350,000 a year, but only takes home $200,000.   Stop hating on him.   Shifff explains that "I wouldn't want to whine." and "All I want is the stuff that I always thought, growing up, that successful parents had."   And let me repeat... he doesn't have a dishwasher!!    The same article also relays the harrowing tale of a guy who decided against going to Mardi Gras for a wet t-shirt contest and instead had to settle for buying a $50,000 foreclosed house, presumably as an investment property.  The horror!    You poor people should just think about that for a second  :  that house you couldn't afford and were kicked out of is a poor replacement for the debauchary in Orleans that this man wanted instead.  Lastly theres a guy that calls his Porsche 911 "the Volkswagen of supercars."   If you call your $80,000 sport car a Volkswagen then does that qualify as frugality?

In other very unimportant news Andrew Schiff later responded to criticism over his whining and complaining that he was poor.   Banker Bonuses: Wall Streeter With $350K Salary Responds To The Outrage Over His Comments (complete with another video that doesn't work for me).
Schiff explains how the article basically misrepresented him.  "In the accompanying video, Schiff stresses he never complained to the Bloomberg reporter about his lifestyle, realizes he's one of the lucky ones and "understands why people feel bad reading about what I'm saying.""   he also points out "When he said "I feel stuck," Schiff says he was referring to a specific incident involving a major traffic jam, not a commentary about his bank account."     HA!  Next he'll probably try and tell us that he doesn't even steal candy from babies.

Since you've undoubtedly stopped reading by now in order to go muster your next class warfare offensive strike I won't bother to comment on this story.

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