Um, exactly what should wealth allow you to buy, if not a more comfortable life?
And before anyone takes an "eat the rich" attitude, from the quoted section of the article, being able to afford a private vehicle would be one indication of being rich (which it is).
However, if you actually look at the data:
__________class 1___class 2___class 3___class 4___class 5___class 6
it appears that being in class 6, the rich Columbians (best guess, annual income around $30K) saves you about 10 minutes off your commute each way compared to the poorest (class 1). Not trivial, but not quite what the article leads one to believe.
So, agreed that ethically speaking, most of us elites earning more then $35K US should probably have most of our obscenely large income taxed away instead of wasting it on frills like a (not necessarily new) vehicle, but I'd like Cory to state that upfront rather than implying it in a fashion that allows most of us to not notice that we are the fat-cat rich who are the target of his ire.