http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=B_6d3DFayZw What bothers me the most is not that this guy is a douche rag. Lots of people, rich and poor, are douche rags. It's that I found a bunch of exceptional Americans in the 99 percent with some 5-minute Wikipedia-fu. It seems our educational system is failing the filthy rich.
Peter Cooper: An American industrialist, inventor, philanthropist, and candidate for President of the United States. He designed and built the first steam locomotive in the U.S., and founded the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art in Manhattan, New York City.
Aaron Copland: an American composer, composition teacher, writer, and later in his career a conductor of his own and other American music. He was instrumental in forging a distinctly American style of composition, and is often referred to as "the Dean of American Composers."
Gertrude B. Elion: An American biochemist and pharmacologist, and a 1988 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Working alone as well as with George H. Hitchings, Elion developed a multitude of new drugs, using innovative research methods that would later lead to the development of the AIDS drug AZT.
Millard Fillmore: Not remembered as our greatest president, but still a pretty impressive achievement.
John D. Rockefeller: Yeah, that guy. He wasn't always stupid rich.
And these are just a handful of 99 percenters from New York state alone. I didn't even mention any of the raft of actors, athletes, poets and other entertainers that have come out of New York's working, middle and upper-middle classes. Or the people doing awesome things who will never get Wikipedia articles about them.
Also, and this is a cheap shot, but dude, if you're that rich, you can afford a suit that fits properly. Damn.