Our new President certainly has no shortage of audacity, though it is in no way connected with his false premise of “hope”.
From Neal Boortz:
This is so rich. I mean the cajones on President Obama .. a day after the House passes his $825 billion spending package, Barack Obama actually stood there in the White House and complained about Wall Street bonuses and the need for responsibility.
He said that Wall Street employees getting paid more than $18 billion in bonuses last year is “the height of irresponsibility.” He called it “shameful.” Did you get that, folks? Shameful. “And part of what we’re going to need is for the folks on Wall Street who are asking for help to show some restraint, and show some discipline, and show some sense of responsibility.”
Restraint? Discipline? Responsibility?
And then we get this. This is the Barack Obama I have been afraid of. Obama went on to say, “There will be time for them to make profits, and there will be time for them to get bonuses … Now is not that time.” Yup … there you go. The new President of the United States – the president who wrote of his affinity for Marxist professors and student groups while he was in college – the president who thinks that America’s greatness comes from its government – this president is now telling the captains of industry when they can and cannot make a profit; when they can and cannot earn bonuses.
Read the whole thing. I agree completely that it takes a lot of shameless gall to call on private companies to show restraint and demonstrate responsibility when Obama and his collectivist henchmen Pelosi and Reid are trying to sell a massive, pork laden, generational transfer of wealth as a stimulus package. Where is their restraint? Where is their responsibility?
As I watch what they are doing, and see more of the details of the grossly misnamed stimulus package, I really do wonder if they want the economy to recover at all. I mean that. Anyone who has studied the history of the Great Depression knows that it was a recession that FDR turned in to a Depression by doing the same thing that the Democrats want to do now: spend, spend, spend. How is $4 billion going to ACORN going to help the economy? It will not, it will simply help Democrats continue to get elected.
Democrats stock and trade is making sure that as many people as possible are dependent on them. Given that, why in the world would they want a recovery to work? A vibrant economy is bad for the Democrats because fewer people see the need for them.