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Swamp thing June 29, 2018

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Uncategorized.

Odd as it may seem, reading about Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA in the US, one is tempted to say ‘forget about the environment stuff, just check out this…’.For it appears that Pruitt exemplifies a particularly pernicious approach to life:

Mr. Chmielewski left the E.P.A. after falling out with Mr. Pruitt, but the three other aides confirmed the internship request, as well as multiple other personal directives from their boss described by Mr. Chmielewski. They said Mr. Pruitt told them that he expected a certain standard of living akin to wealthier Trump cabinet members. The aides felt as if Mr. Pruitt — who is paid about $180,000 a year — saw them as foot soldiers in achieving that lifestyle.
“The problem is he is not Trump — he is not a billionaire,” said one of the other aides, who spoke on the condition that they not be named. “But he sincerely thinks he is.”

Imagine living a life where that was the yardstick of success. Not being head of a US federal agency, not being by any reasonable measure well-paid, but by wanting some absurd ‘standard of living’.

Weep for him and his mediocre standard of living…

As Oklahoma’s attorney general, Mr. Pruitt earned an annual salary of about $133,000, and he had assets between $320,000 and $800,000, mostly in investment accounts, according to his disclosure documents. That included between $15,000 and $50,000 in a cash account. He reported a public employee’s retirement plan worth $100,000 to $250,000. His wife reported no income.
He also said he owed between $500,000 and $1 million on his $1.18 million home in Tulsa.


1. Blissex - November 15, 2020

«Pruitt exemplifies a particularly pernicious approach to life: […] wanting some absurd ‘standard of living’»

But that is the American Dream, and it has political consequences: as Steibenck (allegedly) wrote, “Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat, but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires”.

The American Dream of having “fuck-you money” could be turned into something else, but as long as “leftoids” simply ridicule it, it will continue to have traction.


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