Friday, August 31, 2012

World’s Wealthiest Woman Tells People to Stop Envying the Rich & Work Harder, Gov’t Officials Flip Out

Australian mining tycoon Gina Rinehart on Thursday was heavily criticized by her government for saying people who want to be successful should stop being jealous of others, “spend less time drinking,” and work harder, AFP reports.

Assorted members of Australia’s government called her comments “insulting.”
Wait, “insulting”? What did multi-billionaire Rinehart say?

“There is no monopoly on becoming a millionaire,” she wrote in an article for an industry magazine.
“If you’re jealous of those with more money, don’t just sit there and complain. Do something to make more money yourself — spend less time drinking or smoking and socialising, and more time working,” she added.

“Become one of those people who work hard, invest and build, and at the same time create employment and opportunities for others.”

Suggesting that those who work harder, tend to get ahead in life isn’t exactly an outlandish assertion.
Rinehart also criticized what she referred to as “socialist” policies that have hurt the poor and recommended Australian politicians to lower the nation’s minimum wage and taxes.
“The terrible millionaires and billionaires can often invest in other countries… maybe their teenagers don’t get the cars they wanted, or a better beach house or maybe the holiday to Europe is cut short, but otherwise life goes on,” she wrote.

“The millionaires and billionaires who choose to invest in Australia are actually those who most help the poor and our young. This secret needs to be spread widely,” she added.


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