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“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

1% Guilt?

on May 18, 2012

So the movie stars who support the so-called 99% (you know the ones who have to fork out over $10.00 just to see one movie so that the stars of the movies can buy their boy toy $1 million helicopter rides), is it that they feel really guilty about their wealth so they think supporting this so-called 99% absolves them of the so-called evilness of their wealth?

 

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15 responses to “1% Guilt?

  1. I gave up on going to the cinema a long time go. It’s not only the expense but also disgust or boredom Most movies today don’t entertain me or “reach me.”

  2. BB-Idaho says:

    I agree, it could be human altruism or just plain guilt …with that much $$, what else would they do with it?
    I’m thinking if you or I had a few hundred million extra, we’d do the same? Odd, we work hard,
    but don’t bring home that sort of paycheck!

    • Beth says:

      Sports players, too, get paid way more than they should, it’s a crazy world we live in, we couldn’t eat without farmers, but the entertainers make the millions, not from me too much.

    • Beth says:

      I should add that while I admire celebrities that use their name recognition to help causes, that I do not feel that supporting the occupods falls under the category of causes. The “occupy” movement is a bunch of useful idiots who think they make a difference by committing crimes. Causes actually work towards a goal of helping people.

  3. Z-man says:

    Rush’s theory is exactly that Beth that celebs feel so guilty about their vast wealth it gnaws at them and so they feel they’re helping out the middle class by supporting the Democrats. I don’t agree w/Rush on everything but here he’s spot on imo.

  4. BB-Idaho says:

    ..then there is the downside of too much $$.

  5. BB-Idaho says:

    …no end to the number of guilt-ridden richpeople

  6. BB-Idaho says:

    Everything: you point out rich celebrities contributing to politics with the premise that they do
    it out of guilt. Do you think these investment bankers contribute out of guilt?

    • Beth says:

      I never said anything about rich celebrities that contribute to politicians, no, I am talking about these rich celebrities acting like they are with the so-called 99% that the occupy losers say are evil. Rich people can do whatever they want with their money, but don’t be a hypocrite.

  7. Z-man says:

    As I’ve said there’s good wealth (Hollywood) and bad wealth (Wall Street). I heard Matt Lauer is now making $30 million/yr. I’m not against the guy but what does he do?

  8. Today is the start of the memorial Day weekend, why not leave some time away from the Hot Dog eating and Beer drinking marathons or the Chicken on the Grill and support the Vets who are out there marching in your local parades.
    And throw a buck into the American legion, or Veterans of Foreign Wars collection cans to help those who served you and need your help now..

    • Beth says:

      Good thoughts, Debonair Dude, the true meaning of holidays gets so lost anymore, and the meaning of Memorial Day should never be forgotten.

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