Steven Mnuchin's wife makes fun of Instagram followers for not being as rich as she is


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Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/22/steven-mnuchins-wife-makes-f.html


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giphy


#4

But… but… but her Armani jacket!


#5

Do you think she will ever get a clue about her own awfulness? Or will she adopt the more likely tactic of claiming to be a misunderstood victim?


#6

It’s one thing to be privileged and clueless about it; e.g. Marie Antoinette.

It’s quite another to be privileged and arrogant about it; e.g. Donald ⊥rump


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Ever?

Depends upon how bad shit gets.

I genuinely hope that it never comes to it, but should the poor ever have to actually eat the rich in order to survive, I have yet another name for my list.


#9

A spokesperson for Mnuchin later told reporters the couple reimbursed the government for their travel costs. Funny how that didn’t make it into her instagram rant.


#10

The rant implied that it was not a personal trip. If not then the reimbursement statement wouldn’t apply.


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Oh yeah, the D lister who co-wrote and self-published In Congo’s Shadow, with all those white saviour fantasies and pictures of HIV positive children published without their permission. When the The Zambian High Commission in London criticized it she said she would donate the proceeds to charity and then immediately stopped publishing it.


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“It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion.”

– Adam Smith


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It’s not even about whether the average US tax payer ended up paying for the trip; that’s a whole other issue. It’s her needlessly shitty-ass attitude about being wealthy; bragging about it, then feeding into a flame war.


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What really gets me isn’t that she feels entitled to this; that’s gross, but unsurprising.

No, what bothers me is that this is further evidence of thin-skinned narcissists populating our highest levels of government (I know that she’s not in any cabinet position, but narcissists almost always marry other narcissists, so that gives us a lot of info about her hubby).


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At some point, we must have stopped telling our children that conspicuous consumption is not only distasteful, it’s the sign of a very low brow and morally bankrupt person.


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That seems to be true of many folks, sadly; but I actively strive not to be a part of that particular “we.”


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Se has no one to blame but herself for all the “self sacrifice.” No one forced her or her husband into that role.


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Probably a pretty good mirror of her husband’s attitude.


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Most Americans would love to contribute as much in taxes as she does, because that would mean we were very wealthy.


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The Boing Boing post is lacking the sentence: “Your kids look very cute. Your life looks cute.

So Linton is fully aware that the woman she is attacking is supporting three kids on (presuambly) her own dime. Linton, on the other hand, is supporting exactly no one and instead lavishes her husband’s and the taxpayer’s money on herself only. Yet feels morally superior.