Friday, January 23, 2015

The Liberal Fight For The Middle Class

                                                           

Still reeling from Barack Obama's fairy tale presentation at the State of The Union address Tuesday night, I've been overwhelmed with news about the Democrats grand plan to save the middle class.  Rather than implementing legislation that might grow a bigger economic pie, Barry is still gouging at the same old sorry little pie we've had for six years.  He grabbed a great big old hunk of it in January 2013 with a huge tax increase, and, like every big spending liberal whose ever come down the pike, he's back for more this year.

Well, I was thinking that, if Obama and his Democratic minions really cared about the Middle Class, as he professes to do, why doesn't he get his own house in order before trying to dig further into the taxpayer's pocket.  

On Wednesday I read that Barry's Health and Human Services folks flew first class to attend an event in Australia.  The costs: $14,000 dollars plus per ticket.  The coach fare was $2,300 dollars...but we can't have our bureaucrats flying like the rest of us do, can we?  If this were an isolated incident I might chalk it up to one arrogant party screwing the taxpayer.  However, such was not the case.  Seems Barry's gang does this all the time...with total costs in the hundreds of millions of dollars.  Maybe Barry ought to lend his gang Air Force One; after all, it only cost the taxpayer $7 million dollars for his Christmas vacation in Hawaii!  So, as Barry stood before Congress the other night and cried crocodile tears for the middle class on television, he doesn't have any problem screwing those same taxpayer folks.

And who is not a bigger champion of the middle class than Elizabeth "Hiawatha" Warren!  Alas, the Washington Post reported that, even as Liz screams about those wild Wall Street profits, she earned over $2 million dollars in stock market profits (to include investment banking investments) in the two years since she took office.  Liz is now worth more than $7 million dollars...and that ain't middle class, folks.

The grand "poobah" though has to go to Hillary Clinton.  The media has been digging for years, trying to find out if Queen Hillary's travel and speaking demands were true.  Folks have been talking for years about just how grand Hillary must be treated in order to get her to appear for a speaking engagement.  Well, recently the Washington Post went to court and, through the Freedom of Information Act, was able to secure information about Hillary's travel expenses and demands.
Here's an extract from the liberal rag, Slate Magazine:

The Washington Post used a Freedom of Information Act request to get an inside look at just what it takes to get Hillary Clinton to come speak at your university. First of all, there’s the matter of cash: a cool $300,000, which is apparently the “special university rate.” That is the answer UCLA received when it asked whether the public university could get some sort of discount. Undeterred by the price tag, the university moved forward with booking the former secretary of state. Yet the cash was hardly all the university had to put forward as booking the presidential hopeful involved a string of requests that kept organizers busy until she delivered he Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership speech on March 5, 2014.
The university had decided to award the former secretary of state the UCLA medal. But in a clear example of how carefully Clinton’s people stage-manage her appearances, they asked that the medal be presented in a box rather than draped around her neck. Other demands included:
  • On the stage: lemon wedges, room temperature water, a carafe of warm/hot water, coffee cup and saucer
  • A computer, mouse, printer and scanner
  • Spread of hummus
  • Chairs with two long, rectangular pillows and two cushions to be kept backstage in case the former secretary of state “needed additional back support”
  • A teleprompter and “2-3 downstage scrolling monitors”
  • A special podium (her team rejected the podium that had been set up for her use)
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Room-temperature sparkling and still water
  • Diet ginger ale
  • Crudité
  • Sliced fruit
  • Approval for any promotional materials
  • Recording is permitted “for archival purposes” and only a two-minute highlight video can be uploaded to YouTube
  • “Prestaged” group photos so that Clinton doesn’t have to wait “for these folks to get their act together.” The former secretary of state “doesn’t like to stand around waiting for people.”
That's your next President boys and girls!  Hold on to your wallet!


8 comments:

Frank said...

And this surprises anyone, how? This is her version of entitlements. A Bitch by any other name, Hilary Clinton is a Fraud and has been a Fraud all her life. She's waiting to see how the wind is blowing before she commits to running(for President) but she'll run. Her feelings were hurt by Obama's victory and she's going to extract revenge on the American people for daring to elect a Black man instead of her. That's the Clinton way. Revenge. All those people who died while Bill was in Political Offices were not accidents and were not coincidences. Is she the type of person you'd like heading up your Political Party? Not unless there's something in it for me. And 47% of the population have a stake in it. We just need the other 53% to realize it...

Brian Clancy said...

Sad, damned sad.

A Modest Scribler said...

Now, Frank...is that any way to talk about your next President?

A Modest Scribler said...

Indeed it is, Brian.

Brian Kalifornia said...

I wish we could flush the bowl and get rid of all these turds. A bunch of pompous asses, especially hilary! Glad your back Scrib.

TheRandyGuy said...

@ Frank: Amen. This is the way things are: Dims are the self-appointed "Guardians of the Stupid", though they don't use that term - they just treat them that way. Thing is, those same folks support Dims BECAUSE those Dims pass out the $ like candy at Halloween, all the while portraying R's as mean, greedy, elitists that don't care about "the little guy". No talk of self-sufficiency or personal responsibility, it's all about government's duty to "take care" of people. That has a price that is never paid in full - just ask the Anointed One. Just like George Jefferson front he 70's serves, he's all about "Getting' his share of the pie" - at taxpayer expense. {BTW, didn't King B say in his 2013 SOTU address "Finally, the rich are paying their fair share."? Yes, he did.}

A Modest Scribler said...

Brian, you'd need a pipe as big around and as long as the XL pipeline to get rid of all those turds.

A Modest Scribler said...

Randy, yep, that's the libs' gospel and the first chapter, their Genesis, was LBJ's great War on Poverty programs that made everyone a victim.