April 26th’s edition of the New York Times reported that executives of Wall Street firms are back making the unimaginable incomes they were making in the glory days of 2007.
Isn’t that great? I am very happy for them. It brings back memories.
It used to be common for middle and upper class people to complain bitterly about how people on welfare ripped off the system. They would talk about these black and brown people just “living it up” in the worn out inner cities of Chicago, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. How dare they use our precious tax dollars to buy cigarettes people would sanctimoniously scream to their local talk radio programs. How dare they go out and buy shoes for fifty bucks. These welfare queens just loved shoving their devil may care ways in our faces.
Now the tables are turned. It’s the hyper rich who are the welfare queens of our day or, actually, the Welfare Kings. But unlike those ingrates of the 60s and 70s these welfare KINGS live in the gated, regal communities of suburban Connecticut and Westchester County. Unlike those cheap fake jewelry incrusted women of the inner city, these welfare Kings of our Time show off the real stuff – $25,000 watches, SUVs that say, “I don’t give a shit about ”your“ environment.” and I can’t be bothered about hot summers in the City, I got my estate in the Hamptons. Ah the good life on federal welfare. Were it only so for all of us.
This is the world of haves and have nots. We have nots celebrate in our anger, if not our jealousy. I mean, really, how do these people get away with it?
They get away with nothing. Wake up to the American Dream!!!
They are living the American Dream and you, probably, aren’t. How does it feel my fellow American? Has the dream passed you by?
Instead of dreaming – let’s wake up.