Perkins: I Think the Rich Are Threatened

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Jan. 27 (Bloomberg) –- In an exclusive interview, Kleiner Perkins Caulfield & Byers Co-Founder Tom Perkins discusses his comments comparing the treatment of wealthy Americans to the persecution of Jews in Nazi Germany. He speaks exclusively with Emily Chang on Bloomberg Television’s “Bloomberg West.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Causing the inequality.

They are the job creators.

In silicon valley, i think our company is created one million jobs.

And we're still doing it.

It is absurd to demonize the rich.

And do that for being rich and doing what the rich do, which is by getting richer by grading opportunity for others.

How do you feel threatened?

I said, i do not feel personally threatened.

I feel, however, that i feel, as a class, that i believe we are engaged in class warfare.

I think that they are threatened through higher taxation and so forth.

That is my message.

If this is the kind of persecution happening to the one

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