World's richest woman Gina Rinehart says you can be rich if you just work more. This from an heiress who inherited $75 million when her dad passed in 1992. She is Australia's elite but has a lot in common with America's one percent.
The Huffington Post reports that 70 percent of the super wealthy have a head start by working for their fathers. This fact was proven as each of last night's speakers at the RNC spoke about their fathers or grandfathers starting businesses. They all worked at those family businesses. Not one of them mentioned starting their own business. And the Republican presidential nominee? Well, he didn't exactly start out digging ditches.
Rinehart says getting rich is easy just "spend less time drinking or smoking and socializing, and more time working." She is implying that anyone not a billionaire is just lazy. Seems like she's right in step with the Republican party in the United States. She wants deregulation of business and lower taxes so she can get richer.
Last week Gina Rinehart failed to dump 5 percent of Fairfax after they reported a $2.73 billion loss. She's losing a few million while the "middle class" workers in her country slave away in her mines to feed their families. And to make sure she keeps making more money, she also wants workers to suffer with a lower minimum wage. Hmmmm...worker wages go down, her profits go up...sound like class warfare to anyone?
According to Rinehart, she's suffering from "socialist policies." Seems America isn't the only country with a "socialist" leader.
And by the way, it doesn't look like Rinehart has missed many meals. In fact, her gourmet grocery bill could probably feed a family of four for a week in a state like Mississippi.
To those of you struggling to make ends meet, don't drink any beer or smoke that cigarette. And definitely don't call your friends to socialize. Just wait for your $75 million dollar inheritance to come, then start working hard and you too can become one of the rich and famous. That's the new and improved American dream and apparently, Australia's dream too.