Papa Johns Does Not Apologize for Success

It amazes me how people who succeed are made to feel evil or are talked about like they are bad people. Success does NOT make a person evil. There are plenty of bad people in the world – but their finances aren’t the thing that makes them bad.

I just spotted this article on weather.com – and thought you would enjoy it…

‘Papa John’ makes no apologies for wealth, success, Obamacare remarks

He lives with his family in the most expensive home in this area, a limestone mansion modeled after an Italian villa — a spread so grand that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney extolled its virtues during a fundraiser there in May.

“What a home this is, what grounds these are, the pool, the golf course,” Romney said in surveying John H. Schnatter’s estate, which is assessed at $7.58 million in a county where the Census Bureau says the median value of an owner-occupied home is less than $150,000.

“You know, if a Democrat were here, he’d look around and say no one should live like this. Republicans come here and say everyone should live like this. ”

http://www.weather.com/news/local/papa-john-makes-no-apologies-20130114

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2 thoughts on “Papa Johns Does Not Apologize for Success

  1. ryan59479 says:

    “Republicans come here and say everyone should live like this”

    I can’t tell you how much I hate statements like these. It’s a ridiculous statement and frankly an impossibility in a capitalist society. If the market determines the wages for any given job, then it’s virtually all but guaranteed that there will always be mega-rich and mega-poor people; there’s no way a free market would ever pay the guy who pumps gas the same wage as the CEO of a multimillion dollar company. If Romney did in fact say that, it’s pandering at it’s lowest form.

    On the other hand, I find the insinuation that “nobody should live like this” equally ridiculous. Usually people reap what they sow: if you work hard, you’re rewarded for it. There’s nothing wrong with that, and I would never penalize someone for that or look down upon them for that, even though I identify myself as left of center politically speaking.

  2. To me that comment means that everyone should be able to live well – of course not everyone could be a millionaire – but they could have a nice home, make a nice living etc. And while you may not want to penalize people who are successful, there are plenty on the far left who do.

    Another thing is what each person considers to be “living well”. I have a small house and an older model car and while there are some things I would really like to upgrade or improve – I’m happy with my home and mostly happy with my life in general. But I feel confident most people would not be “happy” in the same situation. “Success” is also subjective and means different things to different people — in my mind, it success does not have to include having a 6 or 7 figure income or a million dollar home.

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