Where, Oh Where Are Those Rich Democrat Patriots?
After Obama’s “I Want More of your Money” speech, the nation's left asking.
April 19, 2011 - 12:00 am
I don’t know about you, fellow taxpayers, but I’m not terribly impressed so far with how Obama and his enabling cabal of Democrat Congress critters have been using the money we’ve already given them. Instead of bearing down on incentivizing job creation in the private sector — a proven strategy for ending recessions — Obama, Pelosi, and Reid went on a wild government spending spree that made George W. Bush and his spendthrift pals look like veritable tightwads.
The Democrats spent two years growing the federal government, handing huge sums of our money to their union cronies and propping up every idiotic liberal dream scheme that ever popped out of an intellectual’s closet. They had the unrivaled gall to call this stupid stuff “economic stimulus.” Then, they shoved that big-bleeping-deal Obamacare down our throats — just assuming, I suppose, that someone, somewhere would create the wealth to pay for it.
Our November votes, at least, put a set of brakes on Obama’s socialist dune buggy, but his adolescent lead foot just can’t wait to get back on the spending-our-money accelerator. With American families eating less every week to make up for “nonexistent” inflation, Barry O has his task cut out for him. With gas skyrocketing and prices expected to hit $5.00 a gallon by Memorial Day, American families are now scaling back those already-pared-to-the-bone vacation plans. The president managed to read that committee-written speech he had on his teleprompter with his customary deadpan eloquence. Enough to impress Democrats, perhaps, but not to call forth from the rest of America a vast, heartened outcry of “Give it all to the government!”
So, where, oh where are those rich Democrat patriots when their president really needs them to pay the bills he has recklessly run up?
Surely you remember, dear readers, sleepy Joe Biden’s delightful shout-out to his fellow liberals in September ’08. Then Senato-Biden, campaigning for the role he now holds as Vice President, told an ABC television audience that wealthier Americans needed to pay more taxes, needed to “jump in,” “be patriotic,” and help our country “out of the rut.”
Why do Democrats equate writing a check with the laying down of one’s life for our freedom?
An intelligence gap, perhaps. Or an as-yet-undiscovered yellow-bellied gene, maybe.
Since Democrats seem to get hot and bothered whenever any conservative or Republican questions their patriotism, here is the best chance they may ever get to show their true colors.
If these rich Democrats want to claim that “paying more taxes” makes one a patriotic American, and want to put one’s payments of money on the same plane as voluntarily laying one’s life down for the liberty we all continue to enjoy, then let them.
But why should we have to wait until the Democrats enact huge tax increases and force all of us to turn America into another failed socialist state? Let them get out those checkbooks. Now is the time for them to come to the aid of their country and their fellow Americans.
If there is some law that forbids rich folks from writing unsolicited checks to the federal government, get it off the books right now. Right this minute.
Let the line form at every IRS office in the USA.
Let’s start with a few of the Democrats who bear direct responsibility for the worst recession “since the Great Depression.” The best-loved patrons of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac? Nearly all of them Democrats.
Bill, Hillary, and prophet Al will take the lead, I’m sure.
Bill and Hillary Clinton may have started out as humble middle-classers, but during the Bush years, they got rich. With a net worth of $34.9 million, as revealed by disclosure documents in Hillary’s run for the White House, I would have to say that Bill and Hillary can afford to throw millions into the federal coffers.
The Clintons were not rich when they arrived at the White House in 1993. But that picture has changed quite substantially in the last 10 years. Bill Clinton has turned the ex-presidency into a multi-million dollar enterprise, and raked in $41 million in speaking fees alone in the first six years after he left office, charging $150,000 a gab fest. And, of course, that’s not even counting the small change, like his presidential pension of $201,000 per year, plus Hillary’s Sec State salary of $186,600 a year, plus the more than $20 million they made off their memoirs.