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Millionaires

I have never been a millionaire. Not even close. Not even a little bit close. I read this morning that there are 10 million millionaires in the world. Sounds like a lot doesn't it? I guess it's not so much when you consider that there are 6.7 Billion people on the planet, though. CNN did the math for me and says that it is only one-fifth of one percent, which sounds quite small really in comparison.

Still, here are the things that interest me about that article:
#1. The countries that added the most millionaires over the past year are India, Brazil and China. Of those three India was the most, adding 23% more millionaires than the year before. Wow, I wonder where all this money is coming from?? My guess is that every time you call customer service and you get some Indian that you can barely understand reading to you from a sheet of fuck-you cookie-cutter answers, you are adding another dollar to the millionaire's pockets. Why the hell are we outsourcing everything to India? Isn't it enough that Indian citizens move here to America and buy up all of the hotels and gas stations to make the millions? I know they work hard, but come on already. And who do you think is making China so rich? Every freaking thing I see in the stores has a tag that says "made in China". Meanwhile, small businesses and manufacturing all across our country is going to shit. Smart move Clinton, thanks a bunch.

#2. The statement that "well, a million dollars isn't what it used to be". Not what it used to be my ass. Okay, so with inflation, a million dollars ten years ago would be worth more today, but that doesn't mean that people with a million dollars can't afford to go to the Bahamas at a moment's notice or drive a freaking BMW, so don't bring your "million dollars isn't what it used to be" sob story to me.

#3. The superrich people, defined by CNN as those with 30 million or more, are only getting richer. Their wealth, in fact, grew by 15 percent last year. That means that last year when I was lucky as hell to be making over $40,000 for the first time in my life, those people made an average of 4.5 MILLION on top of their expenses for the year. My only question is how do I get to be one of those people? I guess if I owned an oil company and raised prices on gas over and over in order to milk the middle class Americans for all their worth, that would just about do it.

Okay, rant over. Almost. I just am amazed at the truth of the old saying "the rich get richer and the poor get poorer." As well as the saying that G reminds me of all the time, "The first million is the hardest." I can't help but wonder if I will ever be in that elite club of millionaires. One great thing about America is that even with all of the problems, it's still a place where anything is possible if you work hard enough and believe in yourself.

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