From Bloomberg News:
Bonus Drop Means Trading Aspen for Discount Cereal
Andrew Schiff was sitting in a traffic jam in California this month after giving a speech at an investment conference about gold. He turned off the satellite radio, got out of the car and screamed a profanity.
“I’m not Zen at all, and when I’m freaking out about the situation, where I’m stuck like a rat in a trap on a highway with no way to get out, it’s very hard,” Schiff, director of marketing for broker-dealer Euro Pacific Capital Inc., said in an interview.
Schiff, 46, is facing another kind of jam this year: Paid a lower bonus, he said the $350,000 he earns, enough to put him in the country’s top 1 percent by income, doesn’t cover his family’s private-school tuition, a Kent, Connecticut, summer rental and the upgrade they would like from their 1,200-square- foot Brooklyn duplex.
Poor baby! Must be tough. Here’s the world’s smallest violin, playing just for you.
Sheesh. What kind of selfish, arrogant jerk goes to Aspen anyway? I mean, come on! Get over yours–
Dear greedy capitalists: Stop complaining that you can no longer afford the same stuff the First Lady can still afford. Not counting the stuff she doesn’t have to pay for herself.