Skip to comments.Congressional Democrats to the American People: “Let Them Eat Cake”
Posted on 07/18/2008 11:18:04 AM PDT by Trueblackman
The phrase, Let them eat cake, is often attributed to Marie Antoinette, but some believe that Jean-Jacques Rousseau also used the phrase when writing about a French Aristocrat insensitive towards peasants who could not afford bread at the time.
Whoever quoted the line is for history to figure out, but it would seem that this is the same bit of advice that Americans are getting from Congressional Democrats daily.
While Americans struggle daily with the high price of gasoline and demand that Congressional Leaders and the President do something long lasting to address the problem in poll after poll. Congressional Democrats would rather lecture the public on conservation tactics and the need for the usage of public transportation, while tooling around town in taxpayer funded Lincoln Town Cars or SUV with the air conditioner on full blast, than do something that would endanger their chance to expand their slim majorities in Congress. Simply put, the American People must suffer, so Democrats can gain absolute power in 2008!
For the middle and poor classes, the New Direction Congress of 2006 has led American kick and screaming down a bumpy and dusty dirty road towards the ditch of personal economic ruin. Some Americans are even turned to crime or pawning personal treasures to simply buy a tank of gas. When Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and Democrats came to power in January 2007, gas price stood at $2.20 per gallon in the 2 years since gas prices have nearly doubled to nearly $4.40 in some areas. Yet the most that this Do Nothing Congress could over the American People were 50+ fruitless investigations, a windfall price gimmick, that oil companies would pass on to the customer and political smears.
Congressional Members lease luxury cars and SUVs for 1000s dollars monthly on our dime, gassing up for free at the Capitol Hill Police Gas Pump located at the Capitol Hill Power Plant and remember that in 2007 newly crowded House Speaker Nancy Pelosi demanded the Air Force to provide her with a Boeing 757, so that she could fly non-stop cross country with her family, staff and supporters in pure luxury, yet we are lectured daily on how we need to deal with the high prices of oil and gas.
I never professed to be the smartest person in the world, but I do know that If you produce more of a product that the price of that product will drop to market value.
OPEC, the Iranians and Hugo Chavez currently have Americans over a barrel and love the fact that they can demand any price they want thru production cuts, speculation in demand and saber rattling, while receiving daily assurances that the current leadership in Congress are bought and paid for toadies of the Socialist Environmentalists who use disinformation and scare tactics(such as man-made global warming) in their madding quest to turn America in to a over regulated government mandated Socialist Utopia.
Despite the nightly disinformation campaign by Environmentalists and their puppets, America has enough oil reserves to make us truly energy independent, while funding alternate energy technologies for the next 200 years.
The fact of the matter is that Environmentalists and Politicians have convinced the American People that oil is the big enemy and that the same technologies that allowed Americans to go to the Moon in the 1960s and 70s does not exist that could allow us to extract our own nature resources with little impact to the environment. Simply put, America can send a probe to Mars to look for water, but at the same time we cant get a drop of oil out of the ground without spilling it! Come on who would believe that mindset? If Americans believe that we are too stupid and do not have the technology to extract oil safely, then we do deserve to eat cake and for those of you who dont know the cake I speak of is not the sugary snack you make think of it. Cake was the name of the burned dough that collected around the edges of cake pans as the yeast rose during baking in old France.
Americans should not have to settle for cake crumbs from a Power Hunger Do Nothing Congress that only serves Socialist Special Interests, Hollywood Elites and props up 3rd world tin pot dictators with oil reserve, who then take a money and fund terrorism worldwide, the last part alone should give Congress reason enough to lift the ban on drilling.
I hate pasting stuff....lol.
Congress is so out of touch with the average citizen. Take away dome perks (like free trips) for a while and see what they do.
Well said, Trueblackman, well said.
Nice work, True.
Well I have to edit it a bit and make the correction, but Freepers know what I am trying to say here.
i was thinking the same thing. what if anything can the American taxpayer do to force them to come back down a few notches as far as taking away free travel, mail, gas, everyday transportation etc etc. or have they written the laws and rules in such a way that we have no way to do that. on the other hand if so many of us are outraged at the way they serve us then why oh why do we keep voting them back in.
I’m so proud of you!
This is the United States of America! We’re always up to the challenge!
Right now the only thing standing in our way for energy independence is Congress! Their goal is DEPENDENCE on government!
You should mention threats of ‘carbon taxes’, cap and trade and windfall profit tax that inhibit innovation! In other words, they mean to punish productivity.
(The Manhattan Project was done WITHOUT Congressional knowledge or ‘oversight’. )
America can send a probe to Mars to look for water, but at the same time we cant get a drop of oil out of the ground without spilling it!
Great Line !
Si! Si Puedes!
These elected “leaders” at every level know that they control the flow of money, the police and military - and whatever else they need to insure that we work for them and not the other way around. Nothing is going to change. They have the power to continue to loot and destroy us and that’s exactly what they plan to continue to do.
Great article! Well said!
Don’t forget Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel and his four rent-controlled apartments in New York City.
American was built to her great level of success due to the fact that energy was affordable and available to the common man!
Now the elites what to hoard that energy through an exclusive club of expensive carbon credits which puts it out of the reach of the common man. Forced submission into socialism!
Time for a revolution!
Well the line is this, “America can send probes to the Moon and Mars to look for water, but then Environmentalists would have you believe we can’t get a drop of oil out of the ground without spilling it.”
I said this during a debate once before some highschoolers over global warming.
Boot them out of office. That should be out mantra—no to all incumbents! Throw in the hand and try for a new hand of cards, this time a conservative one.
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