While reading your opinion piece about the glory of rich people I was reminded of a line by a popular radio talk show host, “Conservatives are one of three things, Billionaires, Millionaires paid by Billionaires to shill for them, and suckers.” And since your piece indicated you are not one of the first two I understand why you would write such garbage.
No, one day you can’t be a billionaire. That’s akin to promoting the lottery as an investment plan and a dangerously foolish message. And for you to take a message about extreme wealth and immediately shift to worldwide poverty statistics as a counter argument is asinine and only serves the needs of the billionaires.
And your comments on Venezuela seal the deal. Our petro-billionaires are wholly responsible for destroying the economic lives of those people. Quit being a sucker, David.
RICH REINHOFER, San Marcos
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Editor-—Quit living in darkness. Suggest you read this New York Times Op-Ed by a journalist who has lived in Caracas for a decade. Maybe you’ll learn something: www.nytimes.com/2019/04/01/opinion/venezuelans-are-in-the-heart-of-darkness.html Socialists always have excuses for the lives they drive into misery. And it’s never the fault of socialism!