Our some time correspondent, Tennessee William Shakespeare sent me a link and I wrote a friend who used to work for Bloomberg News to ask if this story, written by one Max Abelson for Bloomberg Business Week was tongue in cheek. He replied no, it was totally serious.
Dimon, 55, whose 2010 compensation was $23 million, joined billionaires including hedge-fund manager John Paulson and Home Depot Inc. co-founder Bernard Marcus in using speeches, open letters and television appearances to defend themselves and the richest 1 percent of the population targeted by Occupy Wall Street demonstrators.
If successful businesspeople don’t go public to share their stories and talk about their troubles, “they deserve what they’re going to get,” said Marcus, 82, a founding member of Job Creators Alliance, a Dallas-based nonprofit that develops talking points and op-ed pieces aimed at “shaping the national agenda,” according to the group’s website. He said he isn’t worried that speaking out might make him a target of protesters.
“Who gives a crap about some imbecile?” Marcus said. “Are you kidding me?”
I want a reality show where the Billionaires come on every day and talk about their troubles. It could be like the old TV show “Queen for a Day”. The 1 Percenter with the biggest sob story wins a brand new dishwasher.