The “plutocrats” of old whom we are taught to hate made their fortunes by providing us with goods and services that have improved our lives: cars, steel, railroads, computers, finance, et cetera. But nowadays it isn’t businessmen who get truly rich. It is swindlers like Al Gore, a con man who likely has never produced anything of value and who has made the country a significantly worse place by tearing the country apart following the 2000 election and by promoting the pernicious global warming hoax.
Businessman Mitt Romney — who gave us Staples and Sports Authority — was relentlessly assailed by the Marxist Obama–media axis for his financial success. Yet the useless barnacle Gore has more money:
Someone finally has done all the math on the recent sale of Al Gore’s Current TV to the Arabic language channel Al-Jazeera for $500 million. Jobs were lost, buzz created, employees angered, but the former vice president had little to say about it. He did walk away with a reported $100 million — a tidy sum for a man who had less that $2 million in assets when he ran for president more than a dozen years ago, says Forbes magazine.
“Taking into account taxes to be paid on the deal, possible earlier debt and the fact that Gore’s representatives declined to comment, Forbes conservatively estimates the former vice president’s net worth to be at least $300 million, making him wealthier than unsuccessful Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney,” says Ryan Mac, a Forbes analyst.
An individual can get rich without creating any wealth, but a society cannot. As the Mitt Romneys are overtaken by the Al Gores, our standard of living must inevitably fall.
On a tip from Kate B.