Do you think liberals hear the things they say, and if they hear them do you think they understand how goofy they sound? When rich liberals criticize the rich in general, you have to wonder what they’re thinking. Maybe they believe that it’s OK for liberals to have boat loads of money because liberals are right in their liberal views. They need lots of money to get their ideas across to the masses. If they weren’t rich, they wouldn’t have the ability to shape the minds of the ill informed.
Here’s the latest goofball logic coming from a group of multi-rich media hypocrites. On NBC’s Today Show, co-host Ann Curry criticized people who are able to pay more money to get through airport security faster:
“[T]here’s an inherent unfairness to it…. It’s about those with money having an easier life than those who don’t. And there’s something fundamentally unfair about that.”
How much money do you think Ann Curry makes for sitting in a chair pontificating on what she thinks about what’s going on in the world? She earns about two million dollars per year. Her net worth is estimated at ten million dollars.
Do you think Curry has an easier life than someone living in a trailer park? You know she has. If it’s so unfair, why doesn’t she take a lower salary, move into the projects, and give her high-priced salary to people who would like to go through airport security faster but can’t afford it?
There are lots of people who can’t afford to fly let alone get an express security pass. There was a time when only rich people could fly. Now almost anybody can fly. The airports are packed with people from all walks of life.
What made this possible? People with money took risks with their money and created the greatest transportation industry in the world. We’d still be traversing the country in Conestoga wagons if we followed the “fairness” mantra of media hypocrites like Ann Curry.
Do you think Ann Curry flies coach? I don’t think so. I suspect that a limo drives her to and from the airport when she flies. She might even travel on a private jet. Where do you think she stays when she’s away from home? Motel 6 or the Ritz? Does she shop at Goodwill or Saks Fifth Avenue?
Consider this bit of tripe from Curry:
I’m not sure I think it’s fair. It’s something I’ve done, and I have to say that I always feel guilty about it…. I mean, you are paying for a service – but one time I came out of a plane and I was in first class, and they stopped everyone who was in coach from even exiting the plane until we all got out and I just wanted to put a bag over my head. It just feels, there’s a sense of, I’m kind of better than you are. And I don’t – I don’t think that is right.
Ann, if you don’t think it’s right, then give your money away, but don’t make feel guilty for bettering myself from the days I rode a bicycle to work after having a college degree, worked 70 hours a week, lived in a one-room apartment, and hitchhiked home from college because I didn’t have a car and couldn’t afford to fly. It was because I did not envy the rich that I did not succumb to the “woe is me” syndrome.
What would happen if people believed in “fairness”? Everybody would be poor!
Ann, what you should feel guilty about is your support for a flawed economic system that is making it more difficult for millions of Americans from all walks of life to better themselves.