In recent months, more and more of the super-rich vulture capitalists behind the Republican war on the poor and middle classes have been exposed as greedy ideologues, as Democrats have pursued policies to end welfare for the 1%, and Republicans have sabotaged them. This seems to have hurt the Plutocons’ feelings so much that they have been going off the deep end in attempts to justify their extreme greed.
Is it us, or have America’s ultrawealthy been sounding increasingly unhinged lately? Despite the fact that the wealth of the 1 percent jumped 31 percent from 2009 to 2012 while the other 99 percent of America saw a gain of only 0.4 percent, the rich are very upset, and they need to tell us about it. Maybe it’s all the talk about income inequality that’s gotten them so stirred up. Whatever it is, here are five signs that the zillionaires seem to be losing it.
1. The rich are mouthing off in epic rants.
They’re going on talk shows, writing editorials, bitching and moaning, and taking every opportunity to tell us just how fed up they are.
Wealthy Upper East Siders in New York are screaming [Murdoch delinked] at progressive Mayor de Blasio is punishing them by not plowing their streets of snow. Billionaire Home Depot founder Ken Langone warned Pope Francis that if he doesn’t shut it about income inequality, the charitable contribution spigot will be turned off. Nutcase venture capitalist Thomas Perkins just claimed that there is a war on the rich comparable to the Holocaust and that the wealthy deserve more votes. Bill O’Reilly warned, "Every affluent person in America is in danger. Every one." He asks you to pray for them.
During the Occupy protests, there was a surge of wailing from the 1 percent about perceived demonization and vilification, and it seems to have risen once again. It’s gotten so bad that Jason Furman, head of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (and quite rich himself) has told his fellow 1 percenters to knock off the “hyperventilating.”…
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Frankly, I disagree with Jason Furman. The more these vulture capitalists and their Republican lackeys spew outrageous justifications for the welfare they receive at YOUR expense, the more we get to expose them for who they really are and what they represent.
This article has for more ways that the 1% are committing TEAbuggery. They are worth the read, so click through.