Greed, Excess and America’s Gaping Class Divide | Rolling Stone Politics | Taibblog | Matt Taibbi on Politics and the Economy

To most people, the undeserving rich guy is the ex-police lieutenant down the street who’s been collecting a six-figure pension for years after spending two decades writing traffic tickets before retiring at 43. Seeing that guy lounging in the dugout pool you paid for with your constantly rising property taxes is enough to piss anyone off, which is why it’s not hard to understand where a lot of that Tea Party anger is coming from.

But if you want to see a real asshole, you have to somehow get invited to things like the $5 million birthday party of another guy on Sirota’s list, private equity creep Steven Schwarzman.

via Greed, Excess and America’s Gaping Class Divide | Rolling Stone Politics | Taibblog | Matt Taibbi on Politics and the Economy.

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