ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Shared Sacrifice

Updated on July 23, 2011

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!


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment
    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Partisan Patriot 

      7 years ago

      Correcto-Mundo Froggy; thanks for stopping in!

    • The Frog Prince profile image

      The Frog Prince 

      7 years ago from Arlington, TX

      Like I say, the Demwit Party's motto has been, is and always will be, "It's so easy to spend other people's money." At the link you can see their attitude. Lets have the 50% of the people who pay no income taxes share in this sacrifice. Nobody seems to be mentioning that huh?

      The Frog

    • profile imageAUTHOR

      Partisan Patriot 

      7 years ago

      Thanks Pop

      You can add the Casey Anthony jury to you analogy as well; never before in the history of this country have the lines been more clearly drawn; Democrats to a man/woman are Socialists and Republicans are Capitalists!

    • breakfastpop profile image


      7 years ago

      What about his planned birthday and fundraiser bash at about 238,000 a ticket? He has that planned right around our possible default. He is a shameless fraud without a concrete idea or plan in his head and so all his pals in Congress. I don't care what party you belong to, if you don't see what the Dems and Obama are doing than you should have been on the OJ Simpson jury. Up and useful.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)