I have just spent the entire weekend being a bit of a bad mommy and watching cartoons. Yes, I am a former comic book collector and only very recently stopped watching Saturday morning cartoons. I love super heroes. I loved Superfriends (and the Legion of DOOOOOMMMM!) as a kid. I Loved Spiderman and his Amazing friends. Then when the WB came out with a new Batman cartoon…oh, I watched it religiously. I watched Superman, the X-men (which was kinda weak) and then when the Justice League came on…ooooo! I was soooo happy. I have now become a Young Justice uber fan and that is what I watched this weekend.
The Huffington Post did a comparison of each one: their income, taxes paid, where they live, the cost of their clothing even. Though it's not new information, it's shows the economic differences between the super rich and the rest of us. (Why Wayne Enterprises's CFO hasn't figured out all the money being syphoned off to build all the bat gadgets and the Frickin Justice league watchtower satellite is connected to Bruce Wayne being Batman, I do not know) They even compared the salaries of Alfred and Aunt May! The rich really do live better and they do pay a lot less as a percentage of income in taxes, as in zero in this version of Bruce Wayne's finances. They wear better clothes, live in better homes, their sidekicks eat well…they even pay less for schooling. Well, maybe that last one is a little far fetched. But the point is made: It's good to be rich. I ain't mad at them. It would just be nice if Spidey didn't have to fight Doc Oc and the Lizard while worrying whether Aunt May will have enough social security and medicare benefits to cover her needs and whether he'll make enough money to pay off his student loan debt, the inevitable medical debt (when you fight crime even Spiderman can get hurt), and various other living expenses like rent and food. Mary Jane can't live off of love alone. Dates cost money. Catwoman just steals all her expenses, so Batman still makes out like a fat rat.