It’s hard being super wealthy these days. The really rich are putting off putting on airs. They’re driving the third car, trying to pass as two percenters, trying to hang in the safer company of the oppressed 99.
Rahm Emanuel can’t keep a low profile. He has a city to run, a job that’s gotten tougher with the Occupy Chicago protesters occasionally tying up traffic. And there’s no hiding his one percent life.
In an interview with the Tribune editorial board last week, Emanuel said that while he doesn’t “agree with the methodology or all the claims” of the Occupy Chicago protesters, he hears their anguish, and realizes that middle-class families are “literally living on a razor’s edge.”