Wednesday, June 16, 2010

"My name is Bill and I'm a billionaire"

You'll have to forgive me if I'm more than a little cynical about this "secret" meeting of billionaires to discuss ways for them to give away at least half their considerable fortunes. (Funny how the meeting made it into the press anyway, ain't it?) So tell me, what's stopping them from giving it away now? Do they actually need a meeting in order to do so? A support group for the wealthy? This is silly.

Look, it's their money and they can do with it as they please. Unlike far too many others, I don't feel some right to a share of it just because the pile is big. But don't insult me, I know grandstanding when I see it.


  1. I don't know why, but this leaves a nasty taste in my mouth. What's really driving this- liberal guilt? A drive to make us feel- something? So the billionaires are pledging money. Big deal! The turning political and socioeconomical tides may guarantee fewer billionaires in the future to join their club. At the end of the day, this is just tacky!

  2. Thanks Shannon. I didn't mention it in the post, but I'll bet you they overwhelmingly vote Democrat. Rich conservatives don't have "secret" meetings to publicize their plans, they just give, generously and without fanfare.