Sunday, October 16, 2011

We Are The 1%: Part One

(Stephen Hemsley, CEO of UnitedHealth)

I am 58 years old.

Made nearly $102 million last year, but only $1.3 million of that was salary. Could you live on a measly $1.3 million? Me neither.

If Obama increases my taxes, I may not be able to afford my $37 million corporate jet. I'll need to scrimp in order to pay the property taxes on my $6.6 million home.

Oh wait. What am I thinking? My company has a virtual monopoly in at least 12 states. We'll simply raise the health insurance premiums for all of the little people.

Problem solved.

Quit blaming others.

I am the 1%.



  1. Does that mean that I am not supposed to like him? He seems like kind of a regular guy.

  2. Welcome back Lesley!

    Love the tongue in cheek attitude of this... I think it is great to see the young generation FINALLY waking up and taking a stand against the corporate greed and it's slimy influence in every nook and cranny of America, especially in our government.

    Good post! (As always)

  3. Thanks Bruce and Jim! I wish I had more time to rant ... so many stories to tell, so little time.

  4. Keep telling the stories. People have no clues and need to hear more.