Today, Jerome Hudson of the Daily Surge coined a phrase – “millionaire denialism” – that aptly describes many of the political elite who dismiss their riches while bashing the so-called “one percent.”
Those who preach about “income inequality” are rarely challenged about their own wealth.
Monday, however, CNN pundits – who are now likely under investigation – could not contain their incredulity over statements made by Clinton during an interview with Ed Pilkington at the Guardian.
Here is the notable excerpt:
But with her huge personal wealth, how could Clinton possibly hope to be credible on this issue when people see her as part of the problem, not its solution?
“But they don’t see me as part of the problem,” she protests, “because we pay ordinary income tax, unlike a lot of people who are truly well off, not to name names; and we’ve done it through dint of hard work.”
The comments come after Clinton referred to herself as “dead broke” after Bill and Hillary left the White House.
This is Bill and Hillary’s Chappaqua House (purchased in 1999 for $5.95 million):
This is Bill and Hillary’s Washington, D.C. House (Purchased in 2000 for $2.85 million):
The astounding hypocrisy was too much for even CNN, as Early Start‘s Miguel Marquez and co-host Alison Kosik could not contain their laughter:
It is reminiscent of when Michael Moore insisted that he was not one of the “one percent.”
Watch Micheal Moore’s reaction when a reporter says he is worth $50 million:
This is Michael Moore’s house:
Elizabeth Warren, who lives in a 1.7 million dollar home, also insisted that she was not a part of the “one percent.” “I realize there are some wealthy individuals,” She told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell, speaking of wealthy elected officials. “I’m not one of them, but some wealthy individuals have a lot of stock portfolios.”
This is Elizabeth Warren’s house:
— Renee Nal (@ReneeNal) January 10, 2014
The phrase “Millionaire denialism” is perfect.