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4 responses to “Over-The-Top ‘Showhome’ Exposed”

  1. Daniel says:

    If the mega-wealthy aren’t reduced to eating mac’n’cheese, the economy must, indeed, be going like gangbusters.

    Scrooge McDuck Manor is very impressive. Whenever I have out-of-town guests, I will drive by and point at it with a baffling air of personal satisfaction.

  2. matt says:

    This recession malaise is nonsense fueled by some unknown group who still watches televised national news… ask anyone who doesn’t work in finance how the “recession” (call me when we have a quarter of negative gdp growth pls) has affected them and they will mumble and wet themselves before walking away. The real recession will come shortly, when the people paying this country’s bills are taxed into infinity…from TaxProf blog:

    “In 2006, the latest year for which we have Census data, 220 million Americans were eligible to vote and 89 million — 40% — paid no income taxes. … [T]his will jump to 49% when Mr. Obama’s cash credits remove 18 million more voters from the tax rolls. What’s more, there are an additional 24 million taxpayers (11% of the electorate) who will pay a minimal amount of income taxes — less than 5% of their income and less than $1,000 annually.

    In all, three out of every five voters will pay little or nothing in income taxes under Mr. Obama’s plans and gain when taxes rise on the 40% that already pays 95% of income tax revenues.”

    –from http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/

    Wait, did you say something about a house?

  3. Daniel says:

    If it (the purported recession) doesn’t affect anyone outside the financial sector, then why did we bail them out? So they could still afford to move to Fauntleroy Oakes at Preston Pointe Manor?

    If I eff up at my job, can I oh-so-pretty-please be shielded from consequences, as well? If I can, then I promise-promise-promise I’ll exert an enormously flatulent effort to lecture others about the virtues of personal accountability, with an unconcealed subtext that they stand in dire need of my nakedly self-justifying flatulent effluvium.

    Bootstraps, Dear Boy, are for little people!

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    {CHOICE B: The recession is real, and affects ordinary Americans.}

  4. matt says:

    Who’s ordinary again? Is that working class? Or middle class? Apparently only people working GRUELING 40 hr weeks (!) outdoors get to append “working” to their caste. God, my 100 hr weeks under the fluorescent light of the crescent are practically leisure!