By John Velisek USN (Ret), staff writer
1.) Obama Dismisses Wealthy Americans As ‘Society’s Lottery Winners
Speaking to a panel on poverty at Georgetown University, President Barack Obama dismissed wealthy Americans as “society’s lottery winners” and called on them to make a “modest investment” in the poor in the form of tax increases. You pretty much have more than you’ll ever be able to use and your family will ever be able to use.
“There’s a fairness issue involved here. And by the way, if we were able to close that loophole, I could now invest in early childhood education to make a difference. That’s where the rubber hits the road. That’s … where the question of compassion and ‘I’m my brother’s keeper’ comes into play. And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then really this conversation [on poverty] is for show.”
My opinion: I’m sure all those hard working Americans out there who have spent years busting their butts to make something of the lives really appreciate being called lottery winners. Of course, what do you expect from someone who has never worked a day in his life. And please, don’t tell me how the rich people don’t pay their fair share. They pay more than anyone else overall. Well, unless you work for the government that is. In 2012, the top 1% of wage earners paid 30.2% of income taxes collected by the federal government. The BOTTOM 20% of wage earners paid 8.6% of the federal tax burden.
2.) Obama: Churches Should Focus More On Poverty Instead Of Abortion And Gay Marriage
President Obama suggested that people of faith should focus more on helping the poor, instead of focusing on divisive issues such as gay marriage and abortion.
During a panel discussion on poverty at Georgetown University, Obama specifically referred to his own Christian faith, pointing out that he recognized the importance speaking out about the issue as president.
“I think it would be powerful for our faith-based organizations to speak out on this in a more forceful fashion,” he said, admitting that his wish might sound “self-interested” because he had disagreements with Christian and Catholic organizations about gay marriage and abortion.
“There is great caring and great concern, but when it comes to what are you really going to the mat for, what’s the defining issue … this is often times viewed as a ‘nice to have’ relative to an issue like abortion,” Obama said.
My Opinion: Wait, what? Our Muslim in Chief is talking about his Christian faith? Would that be Christianity as Mr. Obama learned it in the church of Jeremiah Wright?
You do nothing but denigrate Christians, offer no assistance as they are butchered by your fellow Islamists, yet you believe you have the right to tell the Christians of the world what to think or say! Give it a rest, Mr. Obama. It is not your place to even discuss what Christians should do. When was the last time you were in a real Christian church? As President you have done nothing but show contempt for every religion but Islam. It is NOT the job of any President to tell people of various religions what to think. But if it were, you should start with the members of your own religion, Mr. Obama. Tell them to stop beheading “infidels;” stop brutalizing females and treating them like chattel. Could anything be more typical of Barack Hussein than to be a member of a sect of devout sub-humans as he criticizes Christians. Incredible.
3.) Obama Rips Fox: ‘We’re Going to Have to Change How the Media Reports’
For going on seven years we have learned three things about President Obama: 1) He loves the poor so much he continues to create more of them. 2) He loves the poor so much he does everything in his power to keep them poor. 3) He doesn’t see the opposition as loyal, but as bad players — his enemy. This is especially true of Fox News, which Obama ripped as anti-poor bigots during a Wednesday afternoon summit on poverty
Speaking of Fox News, the poor, and the way GOP leaders think, Obama said, “We are going to have to change how our body politic thinks, which means we’re going to have to change how the media reports on these issues.”
I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. They’re all like, “I don’t want to work. I just want a free Obama Phone, or whatever.” And that becomes an entire narrative that gets worked up.
He also likes the news media to do what it’s told.
My Opinion: There was someone else who talked about the Media in this way. If I may quote: “The press must grow day in and day out — it is our Party’s sharpest and most powerful weapon.” It’s a quote by someone you may be trying to emulate, isn’t it Barack. Namely, Josef Stalin. We also know how well Goebbels used the press in Nazi Germany. Not here sir, not at any time. We have freedom of the press, and if you think you can just executive order your way out of criticism, think again. Isn’t it typical of the left that they own 95% of the media yet won’t rest until they dominate/control it all!!
4.) First Lady Michelle Obama isn’t holding back.
“We’ve both felt the sting of those daily slights throughout our entire lives. The folks who crossed the street in fear of their safety, the clerks who kept a close eye on us in all those department stores. The people at formal events who assumed we were the help,” said Michelle Obama. “And those who have questioned our intelligence, our honesty, even our love of this country, and I know that these little indignities are obviously nothing compared to what folks across the country are dealing with every single day. Those nagging worries about whether you’re going to get stopped or pulled over for absolutely no reason. The fear that your job application will be overlooked because of the way your name sounds.”
My Opinion: People crossing the street in fear, didn’t Jessie Jackson say something like that? Oh yeah, he fears blacks too. Must be a racist. And that assumption that blacks at a state dinner must be part of the “help.” Valerie Jarrett mistook a 4 star general for a waiter at her first state dinner, ordering him to get her another glass of wine. Then again, was it really a mistake? You were the one who said you weren’t proud of this country until your husband was nominated for the Presidency, so stop with all the Woe is Me crap. No one is listening. And though it would never occur to someone like you, Moochelle, it’s just a bit disingenuous to bitch, moan and complain while stealing hundreds of millions from taxpayers in order that fawning “friends” might accompany you on vacation.
John Velisek USN (Ret.)