Leno takes pay cut, so why cant billionairs?
Jay Leno owns a airplane wearhouse full of all sorts of expensive and antique cars. And has given up half his paycheck. I have yet to see him bitch about it. Now if he accepts it, where is the introspection he seems to have in accepting it, and the billionairs who own not only the media he works in, but all of big business?
Now Beyond is going to come in here and give bullshit it's merely free market demand blah blah blah. Well, to be consistent, if Jay was all about money, then why wouldn't he bitch? Why? Maybe because he realizes that by taking that cut, someone below him might be able to keep their job. Or maybe he has a concious knowing his demographic is made up of working class and middle class. I have actually seen a live taping and can tell you, right out his studio, across the street there are mom and pop shops he frequents full of the working class. Maybe he has looked at himself and sayed "I don't need all this". Otherwise he should be screaming from the rooftops that he'd been constractually screwed.
And if I were in his position knowing how much I make vs the stage hand, I wouldn't bitch either.
I cant stress enough, that most of the people I personally know in the middle and working class don't begrudge someone like Jay making it. But it is absurd for the multi billionaires to bitch when a multiimillionair isn't.
When us "liberal" commies, which we are not, despite the lies the teafarty sells and the psudo libertarians who are nothing but republicans on steroids, when we bitch, all we are saying is don't stand on our sholders, push us down, and piss on us in the process.
Maybe if the top 1% cared enough about the cost of living the people who make them rich do, maybe if they cared more, and gave more directly to the worker, we wouldn't be in this mess.
So here is my new slogan "If Jay can take a pay cut, so can you".
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