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The President Says You've Got Enough Money
Townhall.com ^ | May 22, 2010 | Dan Kennedy

Posted on 05/22/2010 5:44:48 AM PDT by Kaslin

In a recent speech, President Obama declared, “at some point, I think you’ve got enough money.” And it’s what he thinks, not what you think, that matters. That goes double for what he thanks about your money.

There lies – bare as can be – the irrefutable evidence of the president’s true ideology (socialism or worse) and of just how serious a threat he is to this nation.

The only things yet to be determined are:

1. What is that point at which you’ve got enough money and should have the overage confiscated? 2. Are there different points for different people? (I’m betting there are.)

To my knowledge, no one in the media has demanded he state the number.

The president and his wife made $5.5 million this past year, which the media claims came mostly from book royalties – which were made possible by free advertising for the books by his presidential campaign, which was funded by donors, including the evil CEO of Goldman Sachs, and now by the presidency itself. He donated his Nobel Prize award, plus about 6 percent of his earned income to charities. Not a staggering percentage by any means. A great many Americans tithe 10 percent.

Presumably, after those donations, and taxes, the Obamas kept about $3 million or so, and they’re living rent-free in Washington, and will in as short a time as four years, gain a lifetime pension. (Perhaps Michelle is proud of her country now?)

Good news, I guess: we might hope that earning $3 million will not be the point at which Obama decides you’ve got enough money. Unless the point at which you’ve got too much is different from the point at which he’s got too much. Again, I’ll bet it is.

But it would seem a good guess that somebody who is making an income – or has stacked up a fortune – five or ten times that much would be deemed by Obama as having enough. Thus, the following people should expect the president to single them out as greedy villains any day now:

* Warren Buffett, who recently had 40,000 of his stockholders gather in a vile display of wretched excess. A bunch of them probably have too much money. * Bill Gates. * Former presidents, including Clinton. * Al Gore. * Athletes like LeBron James and Tiger Woods. * Entertainers like Sheryl “One Sheet” Crow or the host of this year’s press corps’ banquet, Jay Leno. Maybe even a few of the liberal media elites who were in that audience.

For all these wealth gluttons, I have a suggestion: stop earning any more money for the next two years. Since most of you voted for him anyway, grant the president his wish. Stop.

Withdraw all your money from all investments. Shutter your stores, restaurants, factories, movie studios, banks and financial brokerages. Evict all tenants from your apartment buildings and shopping centers, and board the buildings up. Invent nothing, bring no products to market, write no books and hire no one. Stop adding to your unjust, unfair, beyond-the-point income or wealth. Take a vacation. File next year’s federal, state and local tax returns with big, fat zeroes written on the payment-due lines.

While you’re at it, buy as little as possible too. After all, at other times, the president has indicated he thinks many of us keep our homes too warm or too cool, drive around too much (on under-inflated tires), eat too much salty food, buy ‘Cadillac’ health plans that are too good. He has a point of too much in mind about everything. He is the Decider of your too-much. Everybody at the too-much point could relieve him of a lot of worry by spending nearly nothing for the next two years.

During a conference at which I just spoke, the owner of several companies showed me a pair of cufflinks he’d just had custom-made, engraved with the words “Who Is John Galt?” If the president isn’t familiar with Ayn Rand’s Galt, he might want to read up.

This business owner said the cuff-links were the last item other than absolute necessities that he would buy until Obama was an ex-president. He said he was sending out a letter to the restaurants and shops he patronized, his dry cleaners, the service companies that tended his lawns at his homes – over 200 different business owners – letting them know that President Obama had determined he was making too much money and was too rich for reason. Therefore, he was going to cut sales and production at his companies by half, himself work but one day a week, cut business spending to the bone and personally buy nothing – other than vacations out of the country – until the president exits.


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1 posted on 05/22/2010 5:44:48 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

I’ll have enough money when I.....

yeah the list is endless. Apparently Obummer’s idiocy is not (yes I knew that too, just saying it)....


2 posted on 05/22/2010 5:45:55 AM PDT by MikefromOhio (There is no truth to the rumor that Ted Kennedy was buried at sea.....)
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To: Kaslin

Today is a record!!!!

I just sat down at the puter, coffee is brewing....and the jacka$$ in the White House has already ticked me off!

Good going obummer.


3 posted on 05/22/2010 5:49:39 AM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (Professional Politicians are a Threat to the Republic! Remove them on 11-3-10!)
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To: Kaslin

I teach a women’s strength training class. One of the women in it is the mother of a famous athlete and a ragging lib. She made a comment last week about people ‘making too much money’ and ‘you only need a little extra than it takes for you to get by.’. It was all I could do to keep from rolling on the floor laughing considering who her son is and how much he makes!


4 posted on 05/22/2010 5:52:38 AM PDT by tsmith130
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To: Kaslin

While they are dining on wagyu Beef and Jicama Salad, they have the nerve to say this?


5 posted on 05/22/2010 5:52:54 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: Kaslin

Maybe it is time for The States to say to fedzilla, Sorry you already have enough of our Tax Money. Live with what you have.


6 posted on 05/22/2010 5:53:00 AM PDT by eyeamok
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To: Kaslin

I’d respond that at some point, we just have too much “hope.”


7 posted on 05/22/2010 5:54:23 AM PDT by fwdude (It is not the liberals who will destroy this country, but the "moderates.")
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To: Kaslin

I think Obama’s had enough $100/pound Wagyu beef and Air Force One trips for his wedding anniversary and Michelle’s birthday.

Also, I think he should donate all his book profits to anti-gun education programs in Chicago. Remember the needs of the many, comrade!

/if I need a sarc tag here, chances are you’re at the wrong site in the first place.


8 posted on 05/22/2010 5:54:49 AM PDT by DemforBush (There's another old saying, Senator: Don't p*** down my back and tell me it's raining.)
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To: Kaslin

There is no such thing as enough money. Perhaps I want to do what the Bible says I must, and take care of my children’s children’s children.


9 posted on 05/22/2010 5:56:13 AM PDT by craig_eddy (Equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome)
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To: eyeamok

Amen, they are supposed to serve us, I don’t see any serving going on anymore..


10 posted on 05/22/2010 5:59:59 AM PDT by aeonspromise
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To: Kaslin
1. What is that point at which you’ve got enough money and should have the overage confiscated? 2. Are there different points for different people? (I’m betting there are.)

Strangely enough, it turns out liberal elites need more money than any other group - followed closely by government workers ... who belong to unions.

11 posted on 05/22/2010 6:00:23 AM PDT by GOPJ (...man was meant to be doubtful about himself, but undoubting about the truth-Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Kaslin

Fine with me. When I became disabled, I cut out a lot of luxury spending, and maybe what some people might consider necessary spending. I’ve actually lived pretty well on a lot less. So maybe I won’t go back to work. After all, Obama has determined I make too much. So I won’t work and I won’t spend. If more and more people do as that businessman is doing, let’s watch the economy tank. Hell, we might as well let it tank; it’s about to go there anyway. And who knows...maybe once the economy collapses altogether, the Obama true believers might actually be shaken out of their stupor.


12 posted on 05/22/2010 6:02:01 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: craig_eddy

Proverbs 13:22

Right now I’d be happy to leave mine an inheritance of Freedom.


13 posted on 05/22/2010 6:04:22 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: fatnotlazy

“And who knows...maybe once the economy collapses altogether, the Obama true believers might actually be shaken out of their stupor.”


I wish I was as optimistic as you are about them being shaken out of their stupor. Now if you either take away the TV or have the electricity go out. That might do it. Probably not though.

I expect that they will just sit still until FEMA shows up with bottled water and ice. :-)


14 posted on 05/22/2010 6:08:39 AM PDT by The Working Man
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To: Kaslin

“Profits” are viewed by Marxists as exploitation of surplus labor.


15 posted on 05/22/2010 6:09:43 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: fatnotlazy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00xStn_jXKo&feature=related


16 posted on 05/22/2010 6:11:52 AM PDT by EBH (Our First Right...."it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it,")
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To: seoul62
While they are dining on wagyu Beef and Jicama Salad, they have the nerve to say this?

And their very lavish vacations...taken at our expense.

17 posted on 05/22/2010 6:13:41 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Kaslin
Did Franklin Raines make enough money?
18 posted on 05/22/2010 6:13:51 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Kaslin
In a recent speech, President Obama declared, “at some point, I think you’ve got enough money.”

Was he making the speech in Hollywood? If not, he should. Rather than lecturing us working stiffs, he should be harassing his friends like Norman Lear, Tom Hanks, Babs Streisand, and all the other Hollyweird scum who kiss his skinny a$$. And throw in George Soros, Peter Lewis, Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, and the rest of the well-heeled Obamaphiliacs as well. Does Odouchebag think they have "enough money"?

Oslimebutt is bordering on psychotic. He is so detached from reality. Evidently he thinks there are tens of millions of people out there who make all these tons of money and because they disagree with his politics and policies must make "too much money". Yet he refuses to see that the very wealthiest among us are his most ardent supporters. Why doesn't he go after them first before coming after the pittance the rest of us earn?

19 posted on 05/22/2010 6:14:15 AM PDT by chimera
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To: eyeamok

We have a winner!
Mr. Obama, you have just run out of OUR money!


20 posted on 05/22/2010 6:16:44 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: seoul62
While they are dining on wagyu Beef and Jicama Salad, they have the nerve to say this?

Did you notice how they kept the menu of the state dinner with el Jeffe of mexico a state secret.

21 posted on 05/22/2010 6:20:01 AM PDT by YankeeReb
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To: Kaslin
In a recent speech, President Obama declared, “at some point, I think you’ve got enough money.”

The corollary is also true in Obama's Marxist paradise: "The government never has enough of your money."

22 posted on 05/22/2010 6:22:50 AM PDT by behzinlea
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To: alice_in_bubbaland
To our Prez I say...


A short Youtube Video -- "What are you... a doomsday machine...".

23 posted on 05/22/2010 6:24:26 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: EBH

Great video. Thanks!


24 posted on 05/22/2010 6:26:31 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: behzinlea
He doesn't look at it as YOUR money.

Its ALL the governments money. You just have too much of it.

25 posted on 05/22/2010 6:35:52 AM PDT by mountn man (The pleasure you get from life, is equal to the attitude you put into it.)
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To: SERKIT

Does Soros make enough money?


26 posted on 05/22/2010 6:42:09 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

I work in nonprofit, so I’m accustomed to finding ways to make do and do it cheaper, but that’s not helping my IRAs.


27 posted on 05/22/2010 6:50:28 AM PDT by Desdemona
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To: Kaslin

Anyone recall which speech this gem was uttered?


28 posted on 05/22/2010 6:58:19 AM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: YankeeReb

Yes, I noticed but I expect at another moment, they will pontificate and lecture us: BITTER PEOPLE WHO CLING TO OUR BIBLES, GUNS AND RELIGION, THE CHATTERING CLASSES, to “ LET THEM EAT CAKE”. Did you not know our glorious dear leader is giving the commencement address at West Point today? Another reason to reach for my Maalox, quick. I feel for the people in attendance and graduating who are subjected to this mental abuse. God Help us all.


29 posted on 05/22/2010 7:04:26 AM PDT by seoul62
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To: bushwon

It happened on Apr 29, 2010] when to arrogant p o s went off the TelePrompter in his speech to a Quincy, Illinois audience about Wall Street reform.


30 posted on 05/22/2010 7:07:18 AM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin
That's great!

When he or any other communist bastard in his Party goes over the cap of "enough money", send ME the over-earnings.

Thanks!

31 posted on 05/22/2010 7:10:37 AM PDT by traditional1 ("Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: Kaslin

Irrefutable evidence of the president’s true ideology,stupidity.


32 posted on 05/22/2010 8:14:23 AM PDT by Vaduz
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