Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Super Rich Guy Super Fucked Up

There was a blog post that went viral a few days ago about a Chicago law professor names Todd Henderson.  His blog post (which has since been deleted) was basically one big fat whine fest about how hard it is to live on $450,000 a year.
“That makes me super rich and subject to a big tax hike if the president has his way,” wrote Henderson. “I’m the president’s neighbor in Chicago, but we’ve never met. I wish we could, because I would introduce him to my family and our lifestyle, one he believes is capable of financing the vast expansion of government he is planning. A quick look at our family budget, which I will happily share with the White House, will show him that like many Americans, we are just getting by despite seeming to be rich. We aren’t.”
Additional details indicate that his wife is a doctor specializing in pediatric cancer.  This article gives details of why he pulled the blog post and in fact has stopped blogging altogether.  Some additional details..
Henderson went on to detail his family’s budget and expenditures, which included $100,000 in federal and state taxes last year. Based on that, Business Insider estimated his income to be $400,000. After their monthly bills — cable, private school for their kids, groceries, two cars, cell phones, home helpers, etc. — Henderson said his family has just a few hundred dollars per month in discretionary income, and argued that higher taxes are something that not all people in the $250K+ income bracket can afford.
Sorry dude.  You are not getting any sympathy from me, and apparently from the many commenters who roasted you on your own blog post.

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