Democrat Asks Why Anyone Should Have a Billion Dollars; Kirstie Alley Reacts


Former adviser to Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, Peter Daou, posed a question to the twitterverse. He asked for one good reason why one person should have a billion dollars.


I would tell Daou that the person worked hard, likely took some significant risks, or perhaps had an extraordinary idea.

He followed with a second tweet, “Welcome to all the rightwingers defending billionaires because you think they care about you…Hint: They don’t.”

Memo to Peter: So what? We never said they did.

And still another. He wrote:


“Redistributing wealth down to working people is an assault on liberty, entrepreneurship, and hard work.”

“Redistributing wealth up to billionaires is FREEDOM!!”

In other words: Rightwingers are fine with working people paying for billionaires’ tax cuts.

Several people answered his question, including the National Review’s Jonah Goldberg, who tweeted:

Can you give me a good reason you should be the person to decide who has a billion dollars? Also, if you want to take Tom Steyer and George Soros’s money, you can start there.

Others replied:

If it’s never OK then you’re supporting income caps. So any more you make above X dollars isn’t yours and goes… where? The government?

I can give you 6 (but there are a billion more reasons and none of them are to find someone else’s laziness or lack of success):

1. Hard work
2. Wise investing
3. Calculated risk taking
4. World changing innovation
5. Blessed to bless others
6. None of your business

Why SHOULDN’T someone have a billion dollars?


Actress Kirstie Alley had the best response of them all.

Yeah Kirstie. Like Apple’s iphone which Daou is probably never without, that must-have Starbucks Blonde Caffè Latte every morning or even his Twitter account where he can dispense all that profundity to the world at the click of a button.

Peter didn’t like Kirstie’s answer, so he responded:


Finally, she’d had it with Peter’s contemptuous support of socialism and fired off the best response of all.

Enough said.


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