4 stupid things rich people know they shouldn't say, but still say anyway.

If I had a dollar for every time I heard one of these....

4. "Well, $500,000 A Year Might Sound Like A Lot, But I'm Hardly Rich.




What They Think They're Saying: "Come on, we're all in this together! It's not like I have infinite money."





What We Hear: "When my family's Aruba vacation went over budget, that was exactly like you being unable to afford medication for your child's excruciating chronic illness!"




3. "If I Can Do It, So Can You!




What They Think They're Saying: "This is the land of opportunity, where anyone can make it! Instead of complaining, just go out there and get rich!"




What We Hear: "If everyone at my country club makes good money, it can't be that hard!"




2. "You Shouldn't Be Punishing The Very People Who Make This Country Work!




What They Think They're Saying: "If you punish success, society will collapse into communism!"




What We Hear: "I have to pay higher taxes than my gardener! Waaaah!"




1. "Stop Asking For Handouts! I Never Got Help From Anybody!"




What They Think They're Saying: "I pulled myself up by my bootstraps!"




What We Hear: "Because I didn't inherit millions of dollars, impoverished children don't need food stamps!"







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