Many things! But today it’s this opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal by American Enterprise Institute board member/rich person Harvey Golub, sent to me by Citizen Kerry (who does not grind my gears, and is in fact highly recommended reading). Golub has a sad regarding Warren Buffet’s suggestion that the wealthy are inadequately taxed, when really it’s the lucky duckies in the bottom 50% of the income distribution that are the freeloaders:
I used to work for Harvey Golub. In fact, on top of one of my bookshelves in the den where I am composing this is a plaque of commendation signed by CEO Harvey Golub.
All the points made by ilyagerner are indeed valid, but I’d like to tack on one additional item, only tangentially related, but still, a signifier of the ethos of Golub and his ilk of like minded corporate fat cats.
Harvey, while at the helm of American Express, implemented and oversaw a massive campaign to displace software developers and support programmers with offshoring initiatives and importing of non immigrant visa workers. Entire departments shrunk from hundreds to just a handful (or fewer), supplemented by teams in Asia or sponsored H1B workers brought to the U.S. via selected vendors.
So, Mr. Golub, ensconced in multiple mansions, private jets, servant crews, security detail, etc.… is going to toss some rocks at Obama and Buffet over his “resentment” in paying taxes. Really? Seriously? And more pathetic are the duped legions of tea party minions that eagerly line up with the fat cat political talking points.