This is more or less a follow up to my previous article on wealth distribution. I could discuss price floors and price ceilings, discuss what deadweight loss and supply shortages are and, in doing do, explain what is so dangerous about Barack Obama’s plan to raise minimum wages each year of his term, but let’s stick with “neighborliness” as “The One” put it…
…if I am sitting pretty, and you have a waitress who is making minimum wage plus tips, and I can afford it and she can’t, what’s the big deal for me to say I’m going to pay a little more… that, that, that is neighborliness..
We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle class people… (Anybody making over $250,000) is going to pay more.. You got it, it’s time to be patriotic Kate, time to jump in, time to be part of the deal, time to help get America out of the rut…
I don’t see how anyone in their position can argue about it being an issue of “neighborliness” or “patriotism”, especially with their “Robin Hood” economics plan. You can’t tax the rich without hurting the middle class, but we already know that. What I haven’t discussed yet is why they are so obsessed with spending your money, spreading YOUR wealth around, when they wouldn’t do it themselves. You heard me, for two people discussing “spreading the wealth”, they sure seem hypocritical when you look at their record for donations. To be fair, let’s also list John McCain and Sarah Palin to give a little “context” to this discussion…
John McCain – $129,390 (19% of total income)
Sarah Palin – $4,880 (3.8% of total income)
Barack Obama – $60,307 (6.1% of total income)
Joe Biden – $380 (0.15% of total income)
John McCain – $210,933 (27.2% of total income)
Sarah Palin – $3,325 (2% of total income)
Barack Obama – $240,370 (5.8% of total income)
Joe Biden – $995 (0.3% of total income)
The amounts might be misleading, so take a look at the percentage of total income. For such a wealty individual, John McCain and his wife Cindy donate a fair chunk of their income to charity. Barack Obama and his wife Michelle, being the pioneers of this new charge towards wealth dsitribution, they sure don’t like “spreading around” their own wealth do they? And what have they spread much of their wealth on? As Michelle Malkin reported the last night, Reverend Jeremiah Wright’s manison. According to Sam Stein at the Huffington Post (of all places), in 2005 and 2006, Obama donated $27,000 to Trinity United Church of Christ, showing support for the “spiritual adviser” he doesn’t seem to know anymore. He also classified $13,107 to the Congressional Black Caucus as a charitable donation… More like a kickback to the bottom feeders for assisting him in defending Franklin Raines and Fannie-Mae to me. Surprisingly, up until 2005, the Obama’s gave only 1% of their income to charity. Didn’t seem to please even the radicals of the Huffington Post…
Obama and his wife have a hard time making ends meet on only $480,000 a year, plus the money they receive from book sales, I heard his wife complain about that, you know paying for piano and dance lessons and everything else for themselves. That must be the reason she doesn’t like this country.
Easy there. Bottom line: 1% out of Obama’s paycheck went to charity. Can you digest that, or is your head going to explode first?
Looking at Joe Biden’s “unpatriotic” donations I think is proof positive of his own hypocrisy. The simplest form of wealth redistribution is charitable donations, so why is Biden demanding other Americans to pay more when he himself isn’t willing to do the same? Once again, this comes down to the fact that he and Barack Obama would rather spend everyone else’s money then their own. Why haven’t we heard about this now with all this talk about wealth redistribution? Why aren’t we hearing about all these suspicious donations to his campaign for that matter?
Charity starts at home Barack Obama, why don’t you even help out your own family?. If you really cared, you and your running mate would donate more of your own money. Don’t tax the wealthy through your “Robin Hood” economics plan, those like McCain already give enough…
UPDATE: Flopping Aces is now covering the credit card deception, something that was also mention by other sources, such as the Washington Post. Why isn’t anyone in the MSM reporting on this? The story is making its way through the blogosphere, but I doubt even the recently defiant CNN and ABC would put it in their nightly news casts…
“So let me get this straight. Millionaire Obama doesn’t use his wealth to help his poor illegal alien Aunt get out of public housing, but if I complain about Obama wanting to raise my taxes to ’spread the wealth around’ I’m the selfish one?”
That’s right tony4951, we are the selfish ones because “The One” is the “second coming”, or so I keep hearing. This reminds me once again of Peggy Joseph, the woman who can’t see what is wrong with the “Obama Picture”…
How much “Kool-Aid” has that woman “drank”?