“Is there a war on the one percent or just leveling the playing field?” asks CNN anchor of Out Front, Erin Burnett. Here’s what businessman, investor, author and Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary had to say:
- “The reason they’re the 1% is because they created businesses, products and services that were very successful, employed millions of people, paid billions in taxes. All of the wealth in America doesn’t come from government at all. It comes from the backs of people like the 1% that created the businesses and hundreds of thousands of jobs.”
If you’ve got about six minutes to spare, watch the video to enjoy Kevin O’Leary’s complete schooling of Erin Burnett on matters of Obamacare, the economy, and “the one- percent.” Did I mention they call him Mr. Wonderful? On Shark Tank? Because… HE..IS…WONDERFUL.
And how about that Erin Burnett? Her complaining about one-percenters is kind of a paradox when you consider the content of 8 Ways to Impress Me. It’s the article Ms. Burnett wrote for Men’s Health magazine in which she gives the following eight examples of the sort of things a gentleman would need to do to get her attention. You know, in order to become her Mr. Wonderful. Here’s what she said. Word for word.
Pack Your Bags . Any guy who can plan a trip to an exotic locale, such as Mongolia, Mozambique, or Papua New Guinea, would impress me.
Do Something Special for My Parents. Family is important to me, so round-trip business-class tickets to Australia and New Zealand for my parents would earn you big
points in my book.
Relax Me. Yoga keeps me calm, so I’d be impressed if you thought to send a yoga instructor to my apartment for private sessions.
Help Me Work Out. Finding an exercise bike at my door would be great for rainy days when my Raleigh M80 mountain bike and I are stuck indoors.
Edify Me. Reading is a passion of mine, so a gathering with a couple of my favorite authors, especially Jared Diamond (Guns, Germs, and Steel) and Robin McKinley (The Blue Sword) would make for an exceptional evening.
Please My Palate. Hiring a personal chef to prepare meals for the few nights a week I am home would be unforgettable.
Send Me Packing. A man who recognizes the importance of my time with the girls is a keeper. A long weekend spa getaway for my sisters and me would be perfection.
WOW. Seems a little light on the service-to-others and stop-global-warming categories for a liberal chick, no? So… in order for a guy to get Erin Burnett’s attention, he’d have to be…hmmm…RICH… AS IN THE TOP 1%. See the irony now? If you think about it, Mr. Wonderful is Mr. Wonderful. Instead of debating him, seems to me Ms. Burnett might rather be dating him.
OUCH. Liberal hypocrisy and stupidity gives me a headache.