Why is the media always trying to demonise wealthy people?
I consider myself to be wealthy. My wife and I are both doctors, we worked our way through medical school and paid off our student loan debt before starting a family. We aren't millionaires, but we make a very good salary and our jobs are stable even in the recession. The whole health care field is pretty much recession proof to a great degree. I don't understand why the media is always trying to demonise wealthy people. Like we are all smug and waste our money on the most expensive everything we can find. All of my friends are atleast as wealthy as my wife and I, most more so then we are. They are all nice people. The wealthy people I know are some of the most frugal people you will ever meet. We ddin't become wealthy by throwing money down the drain. I am constantly trying to save a dollar here or there because I work hard for every cent I make. I really don't understand this demonisation of the wealthy. I can't say which people in general tend to do it in the United States, because they will report my question, but you know who I mean. It really hurts to hear people on the TV and in magazines act like we are animals. People always want to raise our taxes "because we can afford it", but why? My wife and I put in 60+ hours at the hospital each week. We work hard for the nice things we have. Why is it okay to attack the wealthy? It seems more and more since a certain president got elected that I see articles demonising the wealthy. Can anyone help me with this? Most wealthy people I know don't say that middle class people are lazy or anything like that. We know they work hard for their families.
Asked By: Guiseppe - 2/11/2009
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The demonizing began with Saul Alinsky who wrote a book years ago which spawned a movement called the Gamaliel Foundation. "Gamaliel Network organizers work tirelessly behind the scenes. They train and raise up community leaders to take center stage to improve life for their members. Our members come primarily from... More
Answered By: Curiously, another violation - 2/11/2009
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The ivory tower universities were the birthplaces and current residences of Marxism. Journalism, literature, linguistics, and most humanities curricula are enclaves of abstract studies. Those attract the more ethereal, fairy tale people. Marxism is one of the fairy tale philosophies and it appeals to that type... More
Answered By: George S - 2/11/2009
Its all part of the obama propaganda movement.. They are trying to get the 'little guy' all riled up to support the socialist agenda. 'Yeah-Eat the rich...' The irony is that the talking heads make tremendous amounts of money and the politicians are among the richest in our country.
Answered By: Thomas Jefferson - 2/11/2009
Demonizes you... More
Answered By: Please Do Not Call It A Bonus - 2/11/2009
I only have time to give you a quick answer. If you think people are doing something to you ask yourself how you are doing the same thing to them....do you demonize poor people? Please be willing to look into your own thoughts & I know I am right. I don't have a medical degree but I know about life. You can not be... More
Answered By: celebrate - 2/11/2009
The media is owned by the corporations, so I don't see why they would demonize the rich when it's ran by the rich... More
Answered By: gitrdoneobama - 2/11/2009
Because they deserve to be demonized while they are buying 10,000 dollar clothing and driving limos. some of us are painfully toiling for measly wages that we can barely afford to live on. They are also sending all the good jobs overseas so most of us are now losing our jobs and can't find new ones all while they are... More
Answered By: Naniko - 2/11/2009
It's kind of like how it's OK for f********s to talk s*** about skinny girls, but not so much the other way around. Or how everyone laughs when Dave Chappell makes fun of white people, but it's not seen as acceptable for Jeff Foxworthy to dress up in blackface - sometimes the people who have it the best just have to... More
Answered By: The Daily Elitist - 2/11/2009
Generalizations of any kind is kind of like a shortcut... More
Answered By: Smarty Kat - 2/11/2009
Well I myself am not rich but am putting myself through college to become a doctor. I don't think all of the 'rich' are being targeted, just the big CEO's of Washington and people who flaunt their money around while the little guys like me struggle to put food on the table. It's annoying.
Answered By: Laura - 2/11/2009
I have not seen anyone demonizing doctors or similar hard working people making six figure salaries. They mostly demonize executives who make 7 or 8 figure salaries while their companies are going bankrupt.
Answered By: Alex - 2/11/2009
I don't know. After growing up in the ghetto and hearing what you've said all my life I believed it. That was until I went to college and earned a degree and went to live in one of the hills in California. Thats when I realized people with a higher income are the nicest politest people I've ever met. I work very hard... More
Answered By: mom - 2/11/2009
My opinion is that they are mostly talking about CEOs of many companies that are struggling. They don't seem to want to make sacrifices to help save their company. I don't think that you should take offense to it, knowing how hard you work for your money, and how much you do to help people. I think that there should be... More
Answered By: realtinkr - 2/11/2009
First of all, this is a Rant. Anywho, that is not what I see in the media. I do not see them "attacking" and [demonizing ] you or people like you. This is just a rant from you, your opinion. "Like we are all smug and waste our money on the most expensive everything we can find. " Many wealthy people are just like that... More
Answered By: Pinky - 2/11/2009
let's put it like this, I'll tell you my story... More
Answered By: g - 2/11/2009
I think you're making a broad generalization here... More
Answered By: aurorah - 2/11/2009
Doctors are over rated . And are paid too much. Ironic that both my Mother and my husband died 10 days apart because of an original misdiagnosis . If you think I am bitter You are GD right.
Answered By: bluechristy12 - 2/11/2009
Its the old socialist technique of using "class envy" to manipulate the less educated.
Answered By: bluff mike - 2/12/2009
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