The Chicago Tribune interviewed vulture capitalist and billionaire Kenneth Griffin who moaned about how awful everything is under the Obama Administration. He runs a hedge fund and is a conservative. Hedge funds and men like Griffin have made trillions of dollars betting against our economy and stripping American companies of all value.
After nearly weeping over the state of our nation under Obama (aka The Weeping Orange Man), bemoaning how little influence the billionaires have over American politics and blaming Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for the financial crisis he and his ilk caused, Griffin lets us know that our efforts are actually scaring the 1% … as much as the unwashed masses are ever going to scare them:
Q. How much do you think your influence comes from the size of your donations? Do you think you should be able to make unlimited donations? Should you be able to donate $500,000 to a super PAC?
A. In my opinion, absolutely. Absolutely. The rules that encourage transparency around that are really important. And I say that with a bit of trepidation.
Q. Why with trepidation?
A. Target made a political donation and there was a huge boycott organized.
Q. So do you or don’t you think the public should know if you’re giving this money?
A. My public policy hat says transparency is valuable. On the flip side, this is a very sad moment in my lifetime. This is the first time class warfare has really been embraced as a political tool. Because we are looking at an administration that has embraced class warfare as being politically expedient, I do worry about the publicity that comes with being willing to both with my dollars and, more importantly, with my voice to stand for what I believe in.
That’s right. The spoiled rich kid hates class warfare when we po’ folk point fight back. The guy who started on third base and thinks he hit a home run after he made his first billion, isn’t happy that the 99% might not like it that he and his friends have bought Congress.
Sheesh. Sorry, dude. We didn’t know you silver spooners had it so rough. Maybe we should ease up on the poor guy considering the hardship he’s undergone.
And to Target’s upper management: We’re really sorry we got angry that you tried to buy the governor’s race for your homophobic muppet Tom Emmer.
We’ll stop demanding transparency, honesty and any sense of ethics. We’ll just go back to buying your cheap **** made in China and keeping our mouths shut. Sorry. Won’t happen again.
Just please stop crying.