By Alexandra Petri
The Washington Post
Howard Schultz’s awkward decision during an interview with CNBC to reframe a derogatory statement about “billionaires” as criticizing “people of means” has earned a fair amount of mockery.
Is “billionaire,” as Schultz suggests, a “catchphrase” now? Should it be avoided in favor of gentler terms? Well, if this is what we’re doing, some further euphemisms follow:
Robin Hood victims
Wall Street urchins
huddled cashes yearning to breathe free
futures farmers of America
Greed New Dealers
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