Mitt Romney has a great deal of empathy for people like himself -- rich guys -- and he would serve them well as president. Of course, the wealthy have seldom not been served well by our commander-in-chief. Father and son Bush came from among the affluent, too, while
Yet, of late, rich folks have been getting picked on by protesters and threatened with higher taxes by
So, maybe they deserve a little sympathy and understanding. It's not easy rolling in green.
Imagine living in a house so big you need to hire a staff to keep it up.
Sure, everyone thinks having tons of money would be great, but we all know that possessions just weigh a person down. Imagine having lots and lots of very expensive possessions -- the weight would be unbearable!
And then imagine being a rich person and having to deal with
Honestly, in a roller-coaster economy like ours, fortunes come and go with a quick turn of an automated stock trade. A fellow who has come into a lot of money through hard work, inheritance, sheer luck or good old piracy can never feel perfectly secure. It comes, it goes and, while you have it, you want to have some fun with it. Why be pressured to live up to Bill Gates? Why not emulate the man with whom Gates founded
When Allen became a billionaire, he did the normal thing. He quit his job, bought a basketball team, bought a football team, bought a yacht the size of a battleship, built a rock 'n' roll museum, started thinking about sending rockets into space and got together with his friends to play guitars. Isn't that what most guys would do if they hit the jackpot?