Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Obama Pays Off His Voters 50 Billion

 Look Familiar?

It's not rocket science folks. We need to stop spending like some 18 year old kid who hopes his credit card will score him some action with the head cheerleader. Unfortunately, the reasons behind our spending aren't so benign.

Obama is paying off his voting base-- with $50 billion of your cash.

Instead of putting the pressure on elected politicians to balance their budgets with their own tax revenues, Obama sees an opportunity to curry favor with the Dem base by calling for a $50 billion dollar bailout of state and city politicians to hand off cash to their government employees. But the truth is: these people aren't in danger of losing their jobs, and are far better off than the average American worker. Wrote Pat Buchanan in an article for realclearpolitics:

Government workers enjoy far greater job security than private-sector workers. At the state and local level, their average pay and benefits, about $40 an hour, far exceed the $27 per hour in the private sector. The federal worker has it even better, receiving $30,000 a year more in pay and benefits than the average worker in the private sector.

Obama's proposal is thus about taking care of his own and the Democratic Party's political base.
Consider. The American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, the American Federation of Teachers, the Transport Workers Union of America and other government unions in the AFL-CIO are all powerhouses of the Democratic Party.

Obama is calling for a taxpayer rescue of the political class to which he belongs, to spare it the painful duty tens of thousands of business executives have had to perform. Private employees -- 25 million of whom are out of work, underemployed or have given up looking for jobs -- may be expendable, but government workers are not.

Whatever happened to making local politicians responsible for their own and supporting the private sector? I'll tell you what: the liberal agenda to grow government. Why? Because Democrats = Big Government. The bigger government is, the larger the Democrat base becomes. And currently, government comprises nearly 40% of the American economy.

Many opponents of the Obamanation have worn t-shirts or carried signs depicting him as the Joker from the Dark Knight. Although humorous, I never got the connection. However, in thinking about this payoff, he does remind me of Jack Nicholson's Joker in the 1989 version during a scene in which he parades through the streets on a huge, ostentatious float, tossing out free money to gain popularity with the citizens of Gotham city. Of course,  he soon after poisons them all! Embedding is disabled for the video but check it out here

Stand Tall Patriots,


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