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"When I see these guys in their fifteen-hundred-dollar suits and four-hundred-dollar shoes, I think I'm in the wrong business."
Tags:businessmen, businessman, banker, bankers, investment bankers, expensive suit, expensive suits, expensive shoes, expensive shoes, dressed to impress, sharp dresser, extravagant, extravagance, beggar, beggars, homeless, homeless person, homelessness, wealth inequality, wealth gap, income gap, income gaps, wrong business, wrong occupation, occupations, professions, professional beggar, professional beggars
"It takes thirty seven facial muscles to frown and only one million dollars to smile."
Tags:beggar, beggars, begging, bum, bums, panhandler, panhandlers, panhandling, street person, street people, homeless, homelessness, living on the street, money, donation, donations, charity, facial expression, facial expressions, frown, frowns, frowning, smile, smiles, smiling, muscle, muscles, happiness, millionaire, millionaires, rich, wealthy, affluent, well-off, income disparity, income inequality, income gap, poverty, money can buy happiness
"Is this it? Are we going to spend the rest of our lives flailing around in the growing gap between rich and poor?"
"The gap between the rich and poor, … how can we increase it?"
Tags:business, businessman, businessmen, office, offices, office life, meeting, meetings, board meeting board meetings, board member, board members, executive, executives, exec, execs, management, manager, managers, boss, bosses, income disparity, wage gap, income gap, rich, poor, wealthy, affluent, social status, social class, income inequality, increase, increases, increasing, greed, greedy
"That was a fine report, Barbara. But since the sexes speak different languages, I probably didn't understand a word of it."
Tags:report, reports, sexist, misogynist, misogynists, misogyny, business, businesses, corporate culture, boys club, boys clubs, boys' club, boys' clubs, club, clubs, glass ceiling, glass ceilings, women in the workplace, communicate, communicates, communication style, communication styles, sex difference, sex differences, gender difference, gender differences, gender divide, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, boardroom, boardrooms, board room, board rooms, psychobabble, psychology, feminist, feminists, feminism
First class only raft.
Tags:1%, occupy wall street, sinking ship, sinking ships, late capitalism, elite, elites, elitist, elitists, rich, riches, rich person, rich people, first class, upper class, upper classes, champagne, lifeboat, lifeboats, life preserver, life preservers, cruise, cruises, cruise ship, cruise ships, titanic, unfair, second class, second class citizen, second class citizens, wealth gap, wealth gaps, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, inequality, economic inequality, life of luxury
"Sorry—I live in a parallel universe."
Tags:parallel universe, rich, riches, rich man, poor man, poor, poverty, poor people, upper class, upper classes, ignore, ignores, ignoring, class divide, class division, class divisions, eye contact, cruel, cruelty, wealth gap, wealth gaps, income gap, income gaps, elite, elites, elitist, elitists, panhandle, panhandles, panhandling, beggar, beggars, begging, handout, handouts, casual cruelty, justification, justifications, justify, justifies, justifying, upward mobility
"I'm just living from bonus to bonus."
Tags:business, businesses, boss, bosses, office, offices, personal office, personal offices, clean, cleans, cleaning, cleaning staff, cleaner, cleaners, comment, comments, commenting, live, lives, living, pass between, passing between, bonus, bonuses, extra, extra income, prize, prizes, support, supported, income gap, income gaps, pay cheque, pay cheques, complain, complains, complaining, contemplate, contemplates, contemplating
Many cars pass by a group of homeless people living in boxes beside a sign that reads: "If you lived here you'd already be home now."
Tags:poverty, homelessness, box, boxes, cardboard box, cardboard boxes, wealth divide, income inequality, income gap, economy, recession, home, homes, house, houses, commuting, commuter, commuters, traffic, car, cars, automobile, automobiles, vehicle, vehicles, transportation, driving, driver, drivers, rush hour, traffic jam, congestion, property, properties, real estate, cost of living, money, finances
"Sure, we need affordable housing - just so long as it doesn't come at the expense of unaffordable housing."
Tags:housing, affordable housing, affordability, wage, wages, income, income gap, income gaps, upper class, upper classes, real estate, greed, greedy, greediness, elite, elites, elitist, elitists, cocktail party, cocktail parties, rich man, rich men, poor man, poor men, class division, class divisions, class divide, class divides, rent control, rent controls, housing price, housing prices, real estate price, real estate prices
Main Street Bonuses
Tags:bonus, bonuses, 1%, wall street, main street, wealth gap, wealth gaps, income gap, income gaps, income inequality, wealth inequality, working class, working classes, middle class, middle classes, middle america, bare minimum, bare minimums, gratitude, showing gratitude, grateful, gratefulness, letter of appreciation, letters of appreciation, minimal, executive, executives, underappreciated, unappreciated, taken for granted
'I'm a little upset because the press is spreading some nasty things about us...'
Tags:wall street, economy, raise, raises, rise, rises, promotion, promotions, ceo, chief executive officer, chief executive officers, salary, salaries, banker, bankers, bank, banks, big businesses, businessmen, businessman, bad press, rich, wealth, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, high pay, overpaid
Minimum wage vs maximum wage.
Tags:minimum wage, maximum wage, fat cat, fat cats, manger, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, income, incomes, supply side, supply side economics, cognitive dissonance, hypocrite, hypocrites, hypocrisy, wage, wages, living wage, living wages, pay increase, pay increases, top salary, top salaries, salary, salaries
"We've had to replace 'fat cat bonuses' with 'amortised emoluments with enhanced front-loaded bonuses.'"
Tags:fat cat, fat cats, banker, bankers, banking, banks, pay, ceo pay, ceo, executive pay, executive, executives, corporate executive, corporate executives, bonus, bonuses, front-loaded bonus, front-loaded bonuses, jargon, corporate jargon, euphemisms, corporatespeak, corporate language, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps
"It's been a hard day. My butler forgot to do laundry, the limo has a scratch on it and I had to postpone my month long vacation a few hours. Anyway, how are you doing working two jobs to make ends meet?"
Tags:poverty, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, income inequality, first-world problem, first-world problems, two jobs, rich, upper class, upper classes, class divide, class divides, gap, gaps, divide, divides, division, divisions, working man, working person, idle rich, problem, problems, poor people, blue collar, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, relate, relates, relating, difficulty, difficulties
"Come on, Barker, you've shown, now tell."
Tags:money, meetings, show and tell, show off, show offs, showing off, board meeting, board meetings, trade secret, trade secrets, secret, secrets, secrecy, show & tell, distasteful, rich person, rich people, riches, wealth, wealthy, wealth gap, wealth gaps, income gap, income gaps, profit, profits, mankoff
"Penny for your thoughts, Jenkins? I'd sell you mine but you couldn't afford them."
'You deserve a raise, but the next tax bracket will kill you!'
Tags:work, office, jobs, office jobs, corporate, tax rates, financial planning, financial advice, raise, raises, wages, salary, salaries, compensation, tax brackets, wage adjustment, wage adjustments, wage, tax bracket, tax brackets, earnings, earnings report, bad excuse, bad excuses, excuse, excuses, income gap, income gaps, income inequality
"Explain to me again why they pay him the big bucks."
Tags:executives, games, pay, ping pong, big bucks, paddle, paddle game, paddle games, executive, executive toy, executive toys, idle rich, boss, bosses, big boss, big bosses, ceo, ceos, c.e.o., c.e.os, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporation, corporationhead honcho, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, mankoff
"We need to print more money, Donald Trump, Bill Gates and Warren Buffet have it all."
"Middle class—we thought we should keep one."
Tags:executive, executives, manager, managers, boss, bosses, business executive, business executives, business manager, business managers, class system, class divide, rich people, rich person, middle class, upper class, snob, snobs, snobbish, curiosity, curiosities, one percent, the one percent, wealth divide, wealth gap, income gap, income gaps, class division, class divisions, class divide, capitalist, capitalists, capitalism
'The meek shall inherit the debt. The rich shall inherit the loopholes.'
Tags:rich and poor, rich, poor, divide, income gap, income gaps, class division, class divisions, class divide, class divides, loophole, loopholes, debt, debts, meek, sermon on the mount, set of rules, two sets of rules, economic divide, economic gap, economic gaps, economic division, economic divisions
"It's a drone that locates high paying job openings. Desperation is the mother of invention."
Tags:drone, drones, job, jobs, job hunt, job hunts, job search, job searches, job searching, high paying job, high paying jobs, well paying job, well paying jobs, invention, inventions, inventor, inventors, desperate, desperation, income gap, income gaps, low income, low incomes, high income, high incomes, wage, wages, salary, salaries
"Keep up the good work, Bromley."
Tags:money, business, office, hierarchy, corporate hierarchy, corporate ladder, corporate ladders, corporate logic, earning, earnings, wealth gap, wealth gaps, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps, rich, riches, horde, hordes, hording, saver, savers, savings, save up, saves up, corporation, corporations, big corporation, big corporations, mankoff
"I would, but I don't want to push you into a higher tax bracket."
Tags:stingy, miserly, excuse, excuses, bad excuse, bad excuses, tax bracket, tax brackets, tax, taxes, taxation, upper tax bracket, upper tax brackets, handout, handouts, panhandle, panhandles, panhandling, panhandler, panhandlers, beggar, beggars, charity, charitable contribution, charitable contributions, class difference, class differences, wage gap, wage gaps, income gap, income gaps