Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Compare and Contrast

This is Gina Rinehart the world's richest woman.  She inherited a mine in Australia where she parlayed the back breaking work of others into a personal fortune for herself.  She is the world's richest woman. The other day she told poor people to stop drinking so much and to work harder, she said that's what they need to do if they want to become rich.  Now she says her profits are going to be down if she doesn't cut the wages of her workers, she says she has to stay competitive and that her workers are greedy.

This is Julian Castro the Mayor of San Antonio, Texas. He inherited nothing but intelligence and ambition.  He studied hard and went to Harvard.  Coming from a dirt poor background he knows that if you don't invest in the working poor they won't ever rise economically.  And the only way to invest in them is to tax people like Gina Rinehart and use that money to pay for schools, Pell Grants, public health needs, and things like that.

One of these people wants to constantly take and use others to become wealthier, the other wants to help others rise above their meager beginnings.  I know which one I'm backing.

1 comment:

kirby said...

That horrid woman suggests miners in Australia are willing to work for $2 dollars a day. It's like Scrooge and the Grinch tag teamed the Wicked Witch of the West and produced some evil she-bitch.