He really said that?

Posmo pointed out this quote from Jim Goodnight, the CEO of SAS. At first I glossed over it, but now I find myself completely stunned.

“I would prefer that we reduce some of the programs that are providing funds for people not working,” he says. “There’s an awful lot of that going on. I would rather spend money educating people rather than continuously feeding them.”

So there you have it. A multi-billionaire who would rather not "continuously feed" people who are hungry ... and who sees schools as nothing more than farms for his workers. Good luck educating all those dead people, Mr. Goodnight. You're really going to need it.


PS In my career, I've been high-volume user of statistical software. But if I were buying today, I'd stay as far away from the King of Cary as I possibly could. With open source software on the rise, and other commercial competitors already in place, there are plenty of great options to choose from. One need not do business with a predatory Republican.


By now, his big data sweep

will have popped up a "mention" on a liberal blog of little consequence. No need to respond. This won't reach the radar in any meaningful way. Let it rest. It will die, just like all those people we're not going to continuously feed.

And with all his largesse in Cary, many diverse voices will come to Goodnight's defense. "He's not a bad guy," they'll say. "SAS is one of the greatest places to work in America."

"He didn't really mean that," they'll add.

So why did he say it?

Attribution correction

Advocate pointed out the cited quote, not me.

"What I see from the folks who are opposing our agenda is whining coming from losers." -- Thom Tillis

Thank you Advocate

My error. I appreciate the correction.

There really is a difference

between wealthy Democrats and wealthy Republicans. They may both live in a rarified environment of luxury, but only the former cares about those who don't.