I’ve had it with this “slick snake oil salesman” and his Democratic stooges. Do they really think we’re so stupid they can simply change the phrase Tax Increase to Revenue Enhancement and we’ll go along with their continuing to kick the proverbial can down the road?
How many failed meetings have they had lately? How many times do we have to continue to listen to his “Shared Sacrifice BS”? Is he referring to the $242 thousand dollar vacation in Spain Moochelle, daughter Sasha and several long-time family friends, her personal staff and various guests took last year during which they stayed in a $2,500..00 per night private 3-story villa at a 5-Star luxury hotel. That same vacation on which they used Air Force Two and the 70 Secret Service personnel who tagged along to be sure we were safe and cared for at all times. As information, Air Force Two costs $11,351 per hour to operate according to Government Accounting Office and used 47,500 gallons of jet fuel for this trip. Is this the type of Shared Sacrifice you’re talking about Mr. Tax and Spend?
We are rapidly approaching the time in this country if we don’t face this runaway spending head on Atlas will indeed shrug! What this drunken sailor and his band of pirates are pushing for is Revenue enhancements (tax increases which are the Holy Grail of the Democratic Party) in exchange for promised cuts down the road. That’s the same road they have been kicking this can down for the past 2 and ½ years. Here’s an example of how this economy has fared under Obama’s stewardship:
Avg.. Retail price/gallon gas in U.S. pre Obama $1.83 post Obama $3.95 115.8% inc.
Unemployment rate, non-farm, overall pre Obama 7.6% post Obama 9.4% inc. 23.7%
Unemployment rate, blacks pre Obama 12.6% post Obama 15.8% inc. 25.4%
Number of unemployed pre Obama 11,616,000 post Obama 14,485,000 inc. 24.7%
Number of fed. Employees pre Obama 2,779,000post Obama 2,840,000 inc. 2.2%
Real median household income pre Obama $50,112 post Obama $49,777 dec. -0.7%
Food stamp recipients pre Obama 31,983,716 post Obama 43,200,878 inc. 35.1%
Unemployment recipients pre Obama 7,526,598 post Obama 9,193,838 inc. 22.2%
Long-term unemployed pre Obama 2,600,000 post Obama 6,400,000 inc. 146.2%
Poverty rate, individuals pre Obama 13.2% post Obama 14.3% inc. 8.3%
People in poverty in U.S. pre Obama 39,800,000 post Obama 43,600,000 inc. 9.5%
How can anyone defend this economy as chronicled in the table above and yet Obama and his cronies run out in front of the cameras and proclaim the American people want compromise. Well the American people do want compromise; they want the Republicans to agree to raise the debt ceiling in exchange for real significant cuts in the federal bloated beast!
And finally no more of this class warfare “Shared Sacrifice BS”; in addition to Moochell’s little Spanish jaunt America’s Royal Family took a vacation trip to Martha's Vineyard ; during which a second smaller jet that took Bo the Royal Dog so the children could have him with them while we were away from the White House for eleven days.
Then let’s not forget about their "date weekend" in New York or their two-week trip to Hawaii this past Christmas during which they stayed in a 7,000 square foot house or the time they took Air Force One to Chicago to tape the segment with Queen Oprah, replete with full security, a separate plane for armored limousines and a full contingent of assistants.
Is this the type of “Shared Sacrifice” of which you speak, Barrack Hussein Obama Ummm-Ummm-Ummm; if so where do I sign up and begin the sharing process!