BE A BILLIONAIRE

First, thanks a Billion to the primordial Billionaires (Billionaires For Bush) for starting this meme. Much of the verbiage and the pig graphic has been bastardized from the original NYC group. Huzzah!

Motivation

So, you want to be a Billionaire? Excellent idea! We’re here to help. Keep reading and you’ll be obnoxiously rich in no time. Once done, you and other like-minded Billionaires will be ready to stage events to show your opposition to Bernie Sanders anywhere…anytime.

We have always preferred to wield our influence from back rooms at the Capitol or the back nine at the club. Nonetheless, desperate times call for desperate measures. Now Billionaires must make public appearances — as Billionaires — if we intend keep our hold on unchecked influence of elections and policies at all levels of government.

Billionaires can be useful at Bernie rallies and other events/debates where he and other presidential candidates are present.  By “counterprotesting” the Berniacs, we help get their message out.

Look The Look

Dress

Image is everything. Wearing suitable attire is a fundamental element of how we communicate. Billionaires should dress to impress…and oppress, of course!

Remember, we make a bigger and more powerful impression when we appear unified and dignified.

Stay together as a group, remaining distinct and separate from non-Billionaires. Our impact is lessened when ordinary protesters, all ratty in blue jeans and backpacks, try to mingle with us.

Appearances are everything. Formal dress is required.

It is important to preserve the traditional image of the Billionaire in America. Formal is Normal. It is not only crucial to sport the right attitude, but to sport the right suit and shoes as well.

For men:
• black tux or suit, white shirt and dress shoes.  Optional accessories: money tie, bowtie, bowler hat, cigar, monocle, white gloves, cummerbund, suspenders, cane. Also acceptable: crisp white pants, polo shirt, blazer, ascot and yachtsman’s cap.

For women:
• floor or knee-length gown, pearls, fancy scarf and heels. Optional Accessories: furs, diamonds, opera gloves, cigarette holder, tiara. Also acceptable: insurance exec business suit and heels or yachting attire.

Absolutely no jeans, tshirts, sneakers or workboots, fun as it might be to imagine what it’s like to actually work for a living.

Names

As a billionaire, you must make a good name for yourself (or at least borrow one from your parents). Here are some famous Billionaire names to consider:

  • Bill M. Moore
  • Billie O’Nair
  • Frida Market
  • Lou Pole
  • Phil T. Rich
  • Z. Roe Compassion
  • Dee Regulation
  • Rich R. Danu

Talk The Talk

Below are some chants and one-liners. For best results, strive for brevity, humor and specific content which shows why only wealthy people should be opposing Bernie and his crazy ideas of getting money out of politics.

Also be prepared to give a brief, witty, complete statement to the media.

Chants

  • Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Bernie Sanders has got to Go!
  • One, two, three, four. We have billions, We want more!
  • Profits Over People!
  • All we are saying…is give Greed a chance. (like “Give Peace a Chance”)
  • Your pain, our gain.
  • Wealthcare, Not Healthcare!

One-Liners

  • Billionaires own this country! So love it, or leave it!
  • We Billionaires are a minority in this country.
  • When it comes to the presidency, let the market decide.
  • Raise the Minimum Voting Income!  (from $0 to something ridiculous)
  • Sanders is clearly a shill for the middle class.
  • Who needs infrastructure?
  • Hooray for Dark Money!
  • You villagers should inherit your money, like the rest of us.
  • The system works great — for those of us that own it!  (end with “Huzzah!” and/or high five)
  • Keeping our profits healthy will require some sacrifice. Not on our part, of course.
  • You villagers deserve the politicians that we decide to buy for you.
  • Eliminate the Minimum Wage!
  • Bernie is a Divider! He wants to break up the banks!
  • Wall Street Rules!

Signage

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The medium IS the message, and we own the medium. We get our message across most effectively with clean, professional-looking signage. But expensive-looking doesn’t have to be expensive. Go to the Signs page to DOWNLOAD our signs; and read the instructions on how to prepare them for class war!

Remember: while it is perfectly appropriate to have illuminated manuscripts of our stock portfolios painstakingly painted by children in sweatshops, hand-lettered signs have no place at our events.

Pics and Video

The bottom line is: If there’s no pics or video, then it didn’t happen.

Ideally, you want to be covered by local TV or newspapers. But sometimes, that just doesn’t work out. Damn liberal media! I know.

So, it’s up to us to cover ourselves. This is especially a great job for those who want to participate but are not appropriately dressed or don’t want the spotlight. For every action, you will always want one person assigned to taking pics and/or video. If there are two, that’s perfect…one doing pics and the other video. When desperate, recruit someone (or more than one) on the spot and have them send you the pics.

Once your event is done, compile your best pics (and even create your own video for Youtube), and send it to us so we can add it to the website. Be sure to include who, what, when and where.

Find Local Billionaires

Connect with other Billionaires who may be hiding in plain sight…within local Bernie groups or other like-minded political organizations. By now, there is bound to be a Bernie Facebook page in every city/state. We’ve found Progressive Democrats of America (PDA) to be a good source of great Billionaire-wanna-be’s. You can also use our Facebook page to try to find actions, events and other billionaires near you. If all else fails, send us a FB message or email us with button on website.

More on Actions/Events

See our Tips for a Successful Action” for more tips and tactics

tj

 


 

Posted on | September 6, 2009 | Comments

Comments

232 Responses to “BE A BILLIONAIRE”

  1. Jerry says:

    Hi, I just wanted you to know how PROUD i am of you all for doing this. Watching you on youtube videos literally has had me in tears and has moved me. Its REALLY GREAT STUFF please keep up the good work. If you need a hand in connecticut i would love to help. Thanks, Jerry Boldrini

  2. Jacopo Panichi says:

    Does anybody know about Billionaires in Winston-Salem or the Piedmont area, North Carolina?

  3. Ruth Liss says:

    If anyone in the Chicago area is interested in joining the Chi-town Billionaires, we are reviving the chapter!

  4. Heather Dopp says:

    You are doing an amazing job, countering ignorance with humor. Please let me know what I can do in Florida.

    Heather

  5. Ty McIntosh-Campbell says:

    Is there anyone in Denver? If so, let me know and I’ll join

  6. Sandy says:

    This is absoulutely brilliant. I LOVE IT!
    I’d love to be a part of one of the chapters in Phoenix.

    Sandy Hill

  7. Steve Andreason says:

    I wanna be a billionaire for the rich. Any group of like minded here in Eugene, Oregon

  8. Dian Bigler says:

    Great job! Wish we had a chapter in Boise Id.

  9. Valerie A. Metzler says:

    We need more Billionaires in Altoona. This is the best idea since the last time I got turned down for health insurance!

  10. Victoria Nelson says:

    I’d love to join a Chicago/North Shore group!
    and I have really nice clothes and fake jewelry!

  11. […] profit from their most manipulated fears. As they passed we waved them on and serenaded them with our songs. From our perch, your trusty billionaires we thanked our hardworking teabaggers, rallying the crowd […]

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  12. dominique says:

    wow. when you get enough people from salt lake city, i’ll join in the fun. i’m a rich bitch!

  13. Ray Doumbe says:

    This is kinda good. How can i join this group in Oakland CA?

    Any one interested in part time job offer. u can hit me up on raysecretshopper at gmail com.

    Ray.

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  14. Heather says:

    Who would think that honesty could be so hilarious!! Anyone ready to be a “billioniare” in the St. Louis Metro area…”I’ll have my people call you”.

  15. Maddy Frey says:

    I love it! Thanks for the creativity.

  16. Jesse Cahse says:

    I’d laugh more if it were not so close to reality….

    Thanks for turning up the volume though – much appreciated!

  17. Cynthia says:

    We NEED Billionaires for Wealthcare in SWFLA, stat!

  18. jake says:

    to those on the front lines,

    thank you for your service. gotta run – the lark’s tongue pate is calling my name. never say die!

    best luck

  19. Dina Hall says:

    I want to join!!!! Any contacts in New York City-Long Island Area?

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