Here is a perfect example of the rich being out of touch. David Badner, a venture capitalist, brags about his Miami condo, sports cars and boats. He buys a defunct gold mine near the quiet community of Jamestown, Colo., and hopes to win over the locals by throwing a barbecue and bringing in "a band, face painters, a clown."
"I'll pay for it — I won't be handing out the paper plates," he says. Really? How typical of the rich and insensitive — buy off the potential hindrance to your endeavors with food and trinkets.
Former Jamestown Mayor Ken Lenarcic hit it on the head: The residents will get nothing out of the mining venture — except a barbecue. Big deal.