When I was poor and complained about inequality they said I was bitter; now that I’m rich and I complain about inequality they say I’m a hypocrite.
While he doesn't look like it but actor Russell Brand is smarter than he looks. One thing that concerns about this country is there is large group of individuals who think the ultra-rich are truly benevolent and that poor people are only poor because they're lazy. I learned at a young age that a majority of the men at the top really don't care about the people at the bottom. And they will often cut their salaries and benefits so they can have a bigger bonus. So what happens when the few good rich guys talk about treating workers better and increasing taxes? Right-wingers downplay their remarks and call them hypocrites. I remember someone saying that Warren Buffet can't talk because his personal secretary only makes something like 70k a year. That's surely enough for anyone and I'd rather support companies that make sure their workers can feed their families, and take care of their bills. Most CEOs and the people at the top make a ludicrous amount even when they are awful at their jobs and get fired like Carly Fiorina (HP) and Ron Johnson (JCPenney).