posted on Sep, 3 2012 @ 09:31 PM
reply to post by Grimpachi
Obviously he won't be making the comparison now. I personally think the point she was trying to make is - you become a millionaire and reach a
certain millionaire level - including Romney of course - and you are now out of touch - and I would have to agree.
I have a very close friend who is conservatively worth 10 million in cash, stocks and annuities. Lives in Ibis in West Palm Florida. Now let me tell
you that as much as he would like to think things are just the same between him and I have told him things are not the same. He doesn't realize how
he and his wife have change - no more coming over to our home for the holidays - to far of a drive for them - nor are we invited to their home for any
holiday - wives no longer get to together - I have to call him for personal and business issues to discuss, he will not call me for any reason - and
many more issues have come up that are unspoken.
Another thing I have learned about people who are wealthy - they want to be left alone in their gated community and hanging around them just makes you
feel even more poor. It is sad but that is the truth, this my experience with him.
I have told him to his face after golf at the bar the following "you are a middle class millionaire" BUT "If you loose half your wealth your life
style will not change and you will continue on as if nothing has happened - If I loose half my wealth I go on the Obama food stamp program" - I'm
not kidding. So our friendship has run very thin and we both know it - my point is - the money affected our relationship but he refuses to admit it
any way, so he sends the message another way.
So you don't have to have 10's of millions to not be able to relate to the middle class - but I am here to tell there is a cut off point when they
are not aware of the real world affecting the rest of us - and most of them don't even care they are not aware - nor will they try get in tune with
us - it is all a game just like my friend in the end.
And here the best part of all - he and his wife both collect Social Security and Medicare LOL - how do you like that?