DON'T JUDGE THE POOR FOR BEING POOR OR THE RICH FOR BEING RICH….
DON'T JUDGE THE POOR FOR BEING POOR OR THE RICH FOR BEING RICH.
This "Anon" article is doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment. It's clearly designed to attack the Chancellor for the crime of being very wealthy :
"Here's Rishi Sunak with his wife, Akshata Murty, the daughter of an Indian billionaire. She owns shares worth £430m in her father's company alone, meaning she is richer than the queen.
Sunak himself is a former hedge fund manager and Goldmann Sachs banker who attended the elite boarding school of Winchester College. Today it costs £41,709 to send a child there for one year.
Sunak's property holdings span several continents, and his home in London alone is worth £7m.
This is the man holding down the minimum wage and freezing the pay of teachers, firefighters, social workers, environmental health officers and many other key workers."
I don't subscribe to the idea that we should hate wealthy people, even though it is a fairly common characteristic here that you don't see so much in the USA.
I would say judge people on the basis of what they do, whatever their background. Sure, it might be harder for somebody like Mr Sunak to appreciate just how hard it is for people who have next to nothing with very little in the way of opportunities to improve their lot in life.
However, just as it is wrong to condemn people for being poor, it is equally wrong to condemn people who have wealth. What's important is how they act. Some of the most generous people are the poorest. Equally, not everybody who is wealthy is only interested in themselves, some want to use their education and talents for the benefit of all.
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