Skip to comments.Sequester, Bigfoot, Unicorns and Other Horror Stories Politicians Tell
Posted on 03/24/2013 12:12:43 AM PDT by Kaslin
In the classic movie History of the World Part 1, Mel Brooks famously said, Its good to be the king! He was playing King Louis XVI, the French monarch who eventually lost his head over his excesses while the people suffered. Democrats enjoy acting like they are the peasants in the modern-day version of that struggle, but nothing could be further from the truth. Although they may talk a good game, Let them eat cake is their mantra only, since they seek to control everything we do, including what we eat, its sugar-free carrot cake.
Corruption starts at the top.
The best thing President Obama ever did for his financial security was run for public office. A man of relatively moderate means who was able to afford his home in a wealthy Chicago neighborhood only because he got help from his good friend and convicted felon Tony Rezko, is now a multi-multi-millionaire who will easily make more than $100 million after he leaves office. Thats one bit of wealth he wont be spreading around.
Sitting on a pile of cash with no real personal expenses while living in luxury on our dime, Barack Obama didnt burn a single calorie to help his brother, George, in his time of need. Author Dinesh DSouza, who met George while making the documentary 2016: Obamas America, sent him $1000 to ensure medical treatment for Georges son.
Youd think a man who spends the money of others so freely might peel off a couple of days pay to save the life of his nephew, especially when he has so much. But youd be wrong.
Study after study has shown conservatives to be far more charitable than liberals with their own money, that is. No one will out-give a liberal when it comes to someone elses money, even if that person isnt born yet. But when it comes to their own money, liberals such as President Obama cant be bothered even to help their own family.
The battle over sequester a slight decrease in the rate of increase in annual government spending exemplifies how Democrats act like a child hearing the word no for their first time.
The government must implement at most -- $44 billion in cuts this year. Half comes from the Pentagon. As for the rest, the president seems to want to deliberately implement them in the most visible, painful way possible a liberal temper tantrum that rivals anything youve ever seen a 5-year-old do in a toy aisle.
Cancelling White House tours was just the tip of the iceberg. Our government spends $10 billion per day, every day. The sequester asks it to cut what amounts to the change found in government couch cushions every day, and all Hell is breaking loose.
Rather than cancel expensive and unnecessary junkets and conferences, meat inspectors are being furloughed. Instead of cutting back on office supplies and unneeded new uniforms, 149 control towers at small airports are being closed.
But these attempts by Democrats to enflame the American public have failed miserably. No one has noticed the horrors of sequestration because they pale in comparison to the real horrors of the Obama economy. The median income of American families has dropped by more than $5,000 under President Obama. That means fewer people can afford to go through the mythical longer TSA lines at airports to catch flights not at all delayed by the non-existent air traffic controller-shortage, so they can fly to Washington and not visit the closed White House.
No matter how horrible Democrats try to make the sequester, with so many Americans out of work and so many more worrying about joining them, the prospect of a government bureaucrat having to take an unpaid day off every couple of weeks rings about as hollow as a waif supermodel complaining she feels fat.
Enter Democrat Congresswoman and DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz.
Schultz decided to try a different tact she tried to personalize it. This week she claimed, as my friend Mike Flynn put it, that the prices of meals in House restaurants are getting so high that aides are being priced out of a good meal.
Unfortunately for Schultz, all Congressional salaries are publicly available. Flynn pointed out, Wasserman Schultz's top aide earns around $160k a year. She pays two additional aides around $120k a year. She has five additional aides who earn between $60-100k a year.
Having worked in the Senate, I can attest most staffers are not paid that much, or near that much. But why do any have to be paid that much? It is, after all, public service. If Schultzs staff is at risk of being featured in a TV ad covered in flies as a voiceover asks you to sponsor a congressional staffer, maybe one of her overpaid aides could pony up a little for the cause. Or better yet, maybe instead of flat-screen TVs for the office, she could use some of her budget to buy jars of peanut butter and some bread.
But when the objective is obscuring reality, common sense need not apply. Luckily the American people see through this and all the other tricks liberals have tried thus far.
In fact, since the sequester took effect on Mar. 1t, our government has racked up more than $90 billion in new debt; more than double the cuts of $44 billion this year. The horror.
And thats the Achilles Heel of the Democrats simple math.
This week it was revealed Vice-President Joe Biden spent more than $1 million on two nights in hotels, one in Paris, one in London, and President Obama promised $200 million in new aid to Jordan. Neither Bidens trip nor Obamas promise was necessary, and in a time of hardship at home both are in bad taste.
But these stories will continue, and more tales of faux hardship will pass through the lips of high-ranking Democrats who know better. If they ever start to stick with anyone you know because they cant imagine leaders continually lying, remind them of this universal truth: Yes, the cream rises to the top, but anyone who has ever used a toilet knows that occasionally some other things float too.
The most generous state was Utah, where residents gave 10.6 percent of their discretionary income to charity. Next were Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee and South Carolina. The least generous was New Hampshire, at 2.5 percent, followed by Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
For the rankings by state, go here:
My tagline which has been used since day 1 of the horrible sequester summarizes this and other liberal bs.
Wasserman is the perfect example of how out of touch the elites are with the common man. Sadly, half the people in this country would still vote for her party.
I wish I could share the author's optimism here. But if average American people could see through these tricks, we wouldn't have the problems we have now. Far too many vote on emotion, and too few vote for the person they judge would do the best job.