Aug 29, 2008

Are the Rich Really This Piggy and Clueless?

Read on Yahoo news today:

Sean "Diddy" Combs complained about the "... too high" price of gas and pleaded for free oil from his "Saudi Arabia brothers and sisters" in a YouTube video posted Wednesday. The hip-hop mogul said he is now flying on commercial airlines instead of in private jets, which Combs said had previously cost him $200,000 and up for a roundtrip between New York and Los Angeles.

"I'm actually flying commercial," Diddy said before walking onto an airplane, sitting in a first-class seat and flashing his boarding pass to the camera. "That's how high gas prices are. I'm at the gate right now. This is really happening, proof gas prices are too high. Tell whoever the next president is we need to bring gas prices down."

Please, someone tell Sean Diddy Combs that he's a spoiled brat jackass. For those individuals, like my two Lost Boys from the Sudan, who make minimum wage and who must borrow great sums to attend college, these astronomical stratospheric gas prices have been nothing but devastating. For them it is not a choice between a first class seat and a private jet, but on prioritizing the necessities in life.

HEAR THIS DIDDY: When a young man without family or country earns around $8/hour, $50 for a tank of gas means he cannot send money to his family in a refugee camp. It means he must choose between clothes and school books, or food in his belly.

GROW UP, DIDDY. And it's not just your kind (self made, but who has turned his back on his past) who shows their ignorance. John McCain, whose hoity toity millionare wife won't reveal her income tax returns, who owns 7 houses, and who remarks that the salary of a rich person starts around $5 million is as out of tune with reality as you are. Did you mean, hopeful Pres Candidate John, that someone who earns $3 or $4 million is not rich? I hope to God that was a slip of the tongue.

Question to John McCain: What class does the poor Lost Boy who earns $15,000 per year and sends half his money to his family in a refugee camp belong to? The abject poor? Would you cut taxes for him as your party has for special oil interests and Wal*Mart, his employer who barely pays him a subsistence wage. Huh? Would you? Sadly, I think not.

For shame you callous, rich, and avaricious people. For shame. You no longer have an idea of how appallingly unfeeling and greedy you sound.

Read this Article for confirmation about this tipsy topsy world: Living Paycheck to Paycheck on $100,000