…and I don’t really have time today. Seriously, you’ve got to read the whinings of this idiot, and MTMB’s response.
Maybe because my family of six pulls in less than 50K a year (as opposed to the 450K the gent in question is whinging about), and because I can identify still with the realities of poverty, I’ve got no tolerance for this bullshit. I still remember what it feels like to have your power turned off and the phone ringing off the hook about bills you simply can’t pay. I’m lucky – my family is comparatively secure now – for now and by the grace of good fortune. But it is a security built on a lot of things that could go away, and on a set of assumptions about thrift and care and not wasting that just are alien to the moron in question. And it is still hard sometimes to look at the stuff we can’t afford if we’re to live within our means but really want – not million dollar homes but useful interventions for my disabled kid or new windows. But I also know that my hard isn’t the real hard, the hard that faces most of the world. I can suck it up, and should.
I’m luckier than about 9/10ths of the planet. I own some land. I drink clean water. My kids are healthy and I can keep them that way. I have health insurance. I have good, healthy food on the table. We have a few luxuries and what we need. We are safe and secure. What kind of blind, ignorant ass do you have to be, given that enormous privelege we have, to complain that you don’t make enough money at nearly half a mil a year?