In countries led by demagogues who come to power promising “fairness” and an end to “income inequality,” putting a stop to an unacceptable situation, otherwise known as the American way of life, the reality is that only the demagogues themselves live large. They vow to smash an outmoded system, in which the evil rich have the audacity to spend the money they earn on what they want, while the “middle class,” (including slackers, welfare baby factories, and that guy with the shopping cart talking to his imaginary friend outside of Starbuck’s) scrapes by on meager wages. Then they come to power, and everyone except the political royalty scrapes by. Consider North Korea and Cuba. We have an example of that undeniable truth on prominent display, the Obamas themselves. To wit, from the White House Dossier:
President Obama is reportedly scheduled to be vacationing in Hawaii on January 2, the date billions in spending cuts – and untold consequences for the economy – will kick in if a deal is not reached on the “fiscal cliff.”
According to the Hawaii Reporter, residents who live in the area of Oahu where Obama and his family vacation have been told that the usual restrictions on their movements during an Obama stay will be in place for 21 days, from December 17 through January 6.
Let’s right, Peasants. Your emperor is visiting and he doesn’t want to have to deal with your sorry riff-raff rear ends while he’s trying to enjoy his entitlements.
The Hawaii Reporter estimates that the total cost of the vacation to Hawaii and federal taxpayers, including funding for travel, staff and protection, is at least $4 million. Obama’s vacations are more expensive than those of previous presidents because of the huge costs to fly Air Foce [sic] One and an accompanying cargo plane for nine hours or so to Hawaii.
At the risk of stating the obvious, I’ll say it again. Barack and Michelle figure reparations have to start somewhere, and it may as well be with them. They continue to live at a level of luxury unheard of in human history, largely on the backs of taxpayers, because they successfully convinced a bunch of suckers and fools that they “care” more about them than people like Mitt Romney, who also lives large, albeit with his own money. Apparently “caring” means giving people food stamps and a few other crumbs from the political royalty’s table, not policies that promote economic growth and prosperity.
I ask you Obama voters out there: are you going to spend 21 days on a $4 million, taxpayer-subsidized Hawaiian vacation? Valerie, no fair. You don’t count.
Somehow the grifters are now the good guys.