Tag Archives: One Percent

First Lady’s Dogs Dine Like One-Percenters With China and Crystal

Poverty and unemployment are at near-record levels, the economy is stalled, and a record 47 million Americans are on food stamps, yet aides for first lady Michelle Obama’s tweeted out a picture of her two dogs apparently dining at a table laid with crystal and china.

“Bone appétit!,” the aides added to the insensitive tweet, using the language of France’s queen Marie Antoinette, who was executed by radicals in 1793...

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Class Warfare: De Blasio Leaves Wealthy Neighborhoods Stuck In Snow

Wellity wellity wellity, how the tables have turned.

A few years ago, the complaints against New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg were that he was plowing the city streets along class lines, making sure snootier (i.e. his) neighborhoods were clear before sending plows down Flatbush.

But after yesterday’s Polar Vortex II: The Vortexening, it was wealthy Upper East Siders carping that newly-elected Trostkyite Bill de Blasio was class warfareing with the city’s snowplows...

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Fox and Friends’ Hasselbeck Calls Out Obama’s Faulty ‘Class Warfare’ Speech: ‘He Is the System’ He Criticizes

“Obamacare isn’t working, so the president goes to his old faithful ‘class warfare argument,’” Hasselbeck said. “He’s saying he wants to take out inequality and his policies from the beginning have been to equalize.”

But, she continued, “the top 1%—their income rose by 31.4% between 2009 and 2012. Income for everyone else, you know how much that grew? 0.4%. These are just facts here. 95% of income gains have gone to the top 1%. So this system that he’s talking about, he is the system. It’s his system!”...

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Hypocrisy Alert: Jon Stewart Hides Mansions Under Pet’s Names

Though Stewart distances himself from the “one-percenters” and bellows over their extravagance, his bank accounts bear all the marks of the “multi, multi, multi, multi millionaires” he mocks. The 49-year-old Stewart, born Jonathan Stuart Leibowitz, makes more than 300 times the median American salary, owns three luxury homes, and sometimes doesn’t pay his taxes...

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