From Tyson Chandler’s Blog Hope More Rich People Think Like Him-Witnessing History in NBA Player Blogs in Fan Voice

thanks to henry abott of truehoop for the pointer.

As prof Brad Delong say if you ask people from high school if its okay to tax rich people more they would be fine by that because back in high school nobody knew who was going to be rich. It seems the people who make money and not inherit it tend to be more thankful and more ready to share.

Cheers to Tyson Chandler!

It was just amazing to hear this man speak. He so much reminds me of my grandfather, the way he’s so soft-spoken, and respectful, and poised, just a man of honor. I told my wife that he reminds me of an educated version of my grandfather. And that’s not a knock on my grandfather. Obviously, he grew up in a time where he didn’t get an education, but it says a lot about the way I feel about Barack, because I respect my grandfather more than any man walking on this Earth. And for me to compare Barack to him says a lot.

It’s funny, because when Obama was giving his speech, he said he was gonna give a tax cut to 95 percent of the people. He says, “If you make under $250,000 a year, raise your hand.” And everybody there raised their hand, except for this one small section of guys. That was our section. And everybody around us was laughing.

But you know what, it’s a bigger cause. And the way I look at it is that I can afford to pay more in taxes. But my parents, my grandparents, my cousins … with what they make, they can’t afford to cut back in their household with what they’re trying to survive with. I can afford to make cuts and still survive. They can’t take that knock.

I think that’s what’s going on now and the reason why the middle class is struggling so much. The upper class, we can take that hit. Obviously, nobody wants to take it, but we still can. And we can afford to live nice lives.

I’ve lived in both situations. And not only that, I’m obviously the only one in my family that can say that I’m a millionaire. I’ve seen my entire family struggle. So, would I rather see my whole family struggle while I get a break, or have me not get a break while the rest of my family gets one? I’ll take my entire family getting a break.

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