Posted 5 years ago on May 1, 2012, 7:38 p.m. EST by elf3
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I live in one of the wealthiest areas of the country. It is occupied by the one percent. I was born a 99-er. They have it soooo good. They are driving cars that cost triple your yearly full-time salary. (Mercedes seems to be the car of choice.) They don't even check prices at the grocery store nor do they blink at the check out isle or at the gas pump while they fill up their brand new SUV's and punctuate their wealth with preparatory and ivy league school stickers on the back of them. Their children drive the new car they bought last year but got sick of. They live in a bubble and think they are above us. They really whole-heart-edly believe their money makes them wonderful people and better than you. They think they worked hard for what they have but in reality they were born wealthy and used that money to pay others to work on their behalf - but mostly they bought lots and lots of property... and now they rent to you at a price they think is perfectly reasonable. They cheat people out of their meager wages - they've learned how to price set without getting caught. They pay accountants to use every legal maneuver to dodge paying taxes - their family cars are incorporated. They entertain at their houses and write off the landscaping. Then when they have more money than they know what to do, with they find themselves and pretend to be writers or painters or poets but completely lack any artistic sensibility or know the true meaning of life since they have never been stripped of theirs or their dignity to have to serve another human being and wear the shadow of their opinions and judgement. When they talk about politics they talk about it as if somehow they are more entitled to speak about this country as if they now own it simply because they come from an ownership class.