Was it Milton Friedman who said - with great sadness, no doubt - that "there is no free brunch?"
How tough is it out there now that the sequester is in, what, a second week?
For the record, Rattner is, according to a 2009 Bloomberg Businessweek article, "worth at least $188 million."
You know what? When my kid can't apply for a summer internship program at the federal government due to automatic spending reductions, it's a recession. But when the son of a guy worth at least $188 million, who appears on Morning Joe alot, and is on a first-name basis with the president can't apply to a Defense Department young lords internship programme - let me tell, that's a depression.
And it's not just limited to Rattner, whom Businessweek said could be worth more than $600 million. No, this rotten economy has fallen like snow on the rich and even the merely incredibly wealthy alike, as a subsequent Rattner tweet made plain:
If you want to follow Rattner's real-time tweeting of life among the 1 Percent of the 1 Percent - or if you want to show your solidarity by telling him your kids' problems - send him a tweet at @SteveRattner. If your net worth is high enough, I'm sure he'd like to hear your kids' tale of woe.
And for even more true tales of desperation from the sequester - no White House tours! reduced budgets for military bands! - read "5 Scenes from a Sequestered America."