Posts Tagged ‘elitism’

Trump: Golf is for the Rich. Get off my lawn!

August 12, 2015

Trump: Golf is for the Rich. Get off my lawn!

“Golf should be something beautiful, elegant, something people aspire to play eventually.

It may be elitist, and perhaps that’s what golf needs. Let golf be elitist. When I say ‘aspire,’ that’s a positive word. Let people work hard and aspire to some day be able to play golf. To afford to play it. They’re trying to teach golf to people who will never be able to really play it. They’re trying too hard. Because of the expense of playing, and the land needed, golf is never going to be basketball, where all you need is a court.”

— “Donald Trump: Let golf be for the rich elite,” Daniel Roberts, Fortune

 The Trump Golf Portfolio includes 16 courses in operation. One of them is Perry Point, a municipal course in the Bronx, poorest borough of New York City.

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47 Percent? Paul Ryan Only Writes Off 30 Percent of Americans.

October 4, 2012

Paul Ryan says a third of his fellow citizens want a welfare state. That’s Rep. Paul Ryan (R, WI-1), who’s been on a government payroll most of his working life, except for a couple of months when he sold baloney. He’s running for Vice President of 100 percent of the American people, but he blows off 30 percent of them as losers.

His running mate, ex-financier Mitt Romney, thinks 47 percent of his fellow citizens are a dead loss. Maybe they’ll split the difference and kiss off 38.5 percent of us. After all, Paul Ryan is a “numbers guy.”

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Chinese Food: Special VIP Menu

December 28, 2011

Chinese Food: Special VIP Menu

“There are few issues more deeply and universally felt in China than the safety of its food; after years of scandals on cooking oil sifted from gutters, glow-in-the-dark pork, deadly infant formula, and so on …. So it was grim news last fall when Chinese reporters uncovered a network of ‘special farms’ dedicated to providing Party leaders with top-quality vegetables, chicken, pork, rice, beef, fish, and tea oil. In the province of Zhejiang, for instance, forty ‘high-class eco-farms’ were said to have been earmarked to supply the land-resource department, water conservancy, agricultural units, and other government offices. (What are we to make of the fact that the offices receiving special food are exactly the ones overseeing the public’s supply?)”

 — “Is a Clue to China’s Future on Its Dinner Tables?” Evan Osnos, New Yorker

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