The bubble that encloses the tone-deaf, tin-eared masters-of-the-universe who tried their hardest to destroy the economy and the American dream along with it. Yes, they are suffering greatly, those poor, poor 1%ers.
The smaller bonus checks that hit accounts across the financial-services industry this month are making it difficult to maintain the lifestyles that Wall Street workers expect, according to interviews with bankers and their accountants, therapists, advisers and headhunters.
“People who don’t have money don’t understand the stress,” said Alan Dlugash, a partner at accounting firm Marks Paneth & Shron LLP in New York who specializes in financial planning for the wealthy. “Could you imagine what it’s like to say I got three kids in private school, I have to think about pulling them out? How do you do that?”
Oh you poor, poor
man flaming asshat douchelord… It’s patently obvious that people who do have money don’t understand what it’s like to struggle to put food on the table, cover their basic medical expenses and work three jobs to keep one step ahead of financial ruin. But maybe they should. In the immortal words of Billy Ray Valentine,
Billy Ray Valentine: [watches Louis clean his shotgun] You know, you can’t just go around and shoot people in the kneecaps with a double-barreled shotgun ’cause you pissed at ’em.
Louis Winthorpe III: Why not?
Billy Ray Valentine: ‘Cause it’s called assault with a deadly weapon, you get 20 years for that shit.
Louis Winthorpe III: Listen, do you have any better ideas?
Billy Ray Valentine: Yeah. You know, it occurs to me that the best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people.
Coleman: You have to admit, sir, you didn’t like it yourself a bit.