What do others think of Dick Smith's threat to name and shame the "selfish" rich for not "giving back to their community"? He wants them to "rack off" if they won't open their wallets to donate. Not mincing his words, that's for sure.
DICK SMITH is so fed up with Australia's ''selfish'' rich that he has vowed to name and shame those who aren't giving back to their community, saying they should ''rack off'' if they won't open their wallets to donate.
''I am absolutely disgusted that most of the wealthy are so utterly selfish and I can't work out how everyone let's them get away with it,'' the millionaire entrepreneur said.
Smith had started naming individuals not doing their philanthropic duty because they should be ashamed, he told the Herald.
''I'm going to 'out' these people. If they don't donate, they're going to be embarrassed.''
More than 2000 people declared more than $1 million a year in income but claimed no tax deductions for charitable giving, showing they had donated nothing, he said. ''We've got to get it so it is an obligation if you're wealthy to become a philanthropist. Otherwise we don't want you in this country - rack off.''Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/smith-thre...#ixzz1XkAduhieSmith, 67, said he and his wife, Pip Smith, donated about $1 million or more a year.
The former retail-electronics king and Australian of the Year made his comments as the final touches were being put on a $400,000 public sculpture for Circular Quay commemorating the Scout movement's centenary in Australia in 2008. It was funded from $1 million the Smiths gave the Scouts.