Monday, January 6, 2014

Let Them Slurp Sno-Cones!

In front of an invited crowd of unemployed Americans, the President took the stage to champion an extension to unemployment insurance benefits. Refocusing the country on this petition for the poor, and “so- called” callousness of his conservative opponents, Obama aimed at making a better photo-op for himself rather than the all too familiar “The system is down” Obamacare image the world has come to recognize as the icon for his administration.

Politico reports that “Organizing for Action”, formerly known as “Obama for America” (the DNC organization that was formed after Obama’s win in 2009), has scheduled events in 30 cities for the President to push his new agenda to rectify “income inequality” and unemployment benefits. The White House promises daily efforts to keep this story in the news through the coming elections.  



The teleprompter reading Commander in Chief may cry a plea for non-partisan political unity while petitioning the country to pressure their congressmen to for an extension of unemployment benefits, but glaring throughout his speech is repeated bashing of Republicans.

Fresh off his two week Christmas Vacation to Hawaii costing taxpayers 4 million dollars according to the modest estimate of Hawaiian reports, Obama didn’t bat an eye as he bad mouthed Republicans for going home for the holidays and outright accused them of not caring for the poor.

I’m sure the snow cone slurping Commander in Chief was heart sick for the single mothers struggling to diaper and feed their children while he played another 8 rounds of golf, dined in the finest restaurants, snorkeled on a private reserve and indulged for 16 days, as even the Washington Times described, “like royals on a lavish Hawaiian holiday.”

Currently, Unemployment insurance provides support for individuals for up to 26 weeks who “through no fault of their own” (qualifications defined in each state) find themselves out of work. The President is demanding a 3 month extension of the time benefits can be drawn by those qualified with no plan or discussion for how to pay for those benefits. Republicans are asking for  fiscal responsibility, and a plan for funding for the extension before approving the spending.

There appears to be no accountability from the President and Democrats in office about the still high unemployment numbers. Quick to shout out about how many jobs he feels he “created”, there is no mention of all the full time positions that were lost with the imposition of Obamacare, nor how the regulations of the heavy weight bill is the culprit for small businesses not being able to have full time employees and only hire a limited about of employees due to its overwhelming new mandated health care costs to employers.

How much more weight can we lay on top of a bulging sack of debt and overly taxed workers before a total breakdown of the economic system in America?

How can this president CUT Veteran benefits… and in the same month take from the taxpayers yet another extravagant vacation for his family? Has this president forgotten that he was here to SERVE? Or is service only for the peasants that protect this serve this country? Shall we fight for an extension of benefits for people not working, who yes, are struggling in this difficult economic situation, yet CUT the benefits of those who have put their very lives on the line over, and over again in service to this country? These men and women are owed a far greater debt by this country than the already petty compensation promised for their service.

It is disgraceful, at a minimum, that this President has the utter audacity to then point his finger at any other statesman and accuse them of being “cruel” and “abandoning their fellow Americans when times get tough.”


Times have been  tough for quite some time, Mr. President! 

Perhaps, not unlike Marie Antoinette, who in losing touch with reality in the plight of her people proclaimed, “Let them eat cake!” Obama’s callousness is largely in part to his self-imposed, indulgent ignorance and misplaced political loyalties. However, we don't have time to slurp snow-cones, Mr. President. Its another freezing day in most of America, and some of us have to tend to the hard, unglamorous work that needs to get done. 

8 comments:

  1. President Bush was blasted for taking vacations at his ranch in Texas. His own ranch.
    You failed to mention Mrs. Obama's extended vacatioin. Kind of reminds me of Nero fiddling as Rome burned.
    tdaigle
    Lafayette, LA

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    1. Ahhh Yes, Vacation Force One.... alone, no husband and no kids. Can't help but wonder if she's not giving him the stink face for taking selfies with bikini clad locals and riding home in a separate vehicle.

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  2. President takes a vacation.....(eye roll)

    Here's something more to your liking, Hug!

    http://news.yahoo.com/watch-another-high-school-student-down-common-core-220042713.html

    Merry Christmas!
    matlock61

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    1. Hey Bro. Matt! Now just where have you been hiding your bad self? Merry Christmas to you and your lovely family. I really do have a bee in my bonnet over veteran benefits getting snapped up while it continues to be indulgence as usual for the mighty and voter base.
      As for Common Core, it certainly does my heart good anytime a brave citizen (especially a child) takes the microphone and clearly , rationally, and intelligently explains their position and publically reminds the ruling body of their rights and authority as an American. Far too many parents are deceived into believing they have no choice, and that there is nothing they can do.

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  3. Wow Mary, your political astuteness and social awareness is admirable. I read this with my eyes wide open and some of the points you made gave me much food for thought.

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    1. Thanks for hanging in there with me, JO. I'm sure its rather dry to read about another country's politics, especially our self inflicted wounds.

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  4. http://www.acadianalifestyle.com/2013/12/10/the-empty-promise-of-common-core?tracking=related

    Merry Christmas, Hugmo!

    matlock61

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    1. Excellent article. We lost in our big push against Common Core here in PA. It was a full court press and lost by one vote. This really needs to be a platform discussion for the coming elections. It was as Sowell said in the article you presented. "Its not what's best, its who grts to decide what's best."
      In the case of Common Core. Those decisions are wrangled from the hands of parents and local schools, and even the state.To say that Common Core is serious is a glaring understatement

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