Even at this early stage of the “Great Obama Experiment”, an experiment that certainly calls for a postpartum abortion, the President has to be exhausted. Simultaneously he has been throwing tantrums and dancing the “Socialist Samba” over his “economic stimulus package” which is beginning to smell more like Dahmer’s refrigerator with each passing moment..
The latest publicity stunt from a man whose political career is nothing more than a publicity stunt, is his collectivist command that these “bailout” firms should cap their executives pay at a half a million dollars a year.
“This is America, we don’t disparage wealth..” Obama intoned. Allow me to finish the sentence for O’Carter: “but as a reprobate redistributionist, I damned well DO disparage the wealth of others..”
Obama, the progressive paladin, continued on, “What gets people upset is executives being rewarded for failure.. especially where those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers..”
A few thought spring to mind. Will Obama have the same outlook about rewarding failure as he cashes his first Presidential paycheck? Obama and his liberal cohorts can’t be serious about suddenly being so concerned over “rewarding failures that are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers” when they have personally ushered in trillions of dollars in wasted taxpayers subsidies with their “War On Poverty”.. On that note and since the left is so fond of surrender, can we please sign some treaty or pass another useless U.N. resolution in order to end this “War”? If not, I still await the liberal “exit strategy” for a peaceful end to this liberal hostility directed at the middle class tax payers for the last fifty years..
Obama continued on, “For top executives to award themselves is not only in bad taste, it’s bad strategy..” How odd that this is coming from a “top executive” who is still recovering from the hangover from his $200,000,000.00 communist coronation.. Even at this earliest of stages, it is safe to say that Obama definitely knows what he is talking about when he chastises anyone about “bad strategy”..
The obvious Democratic double standard of course must apply to everyone else except for the grandiose grandstanders of the left. If you limit your example to Obama alone, his “legal” taxpayer provided salary falls just short of this “cap” for those who are in the private sector. The “freebies”, the “swag bags” and all of the “glad handing” that he has already gotten is completely unaccounted for, but the standards that the left demands of others is never applicable to themselves.
These histrionics shouldn’t be a surprise to the capitalists who have actually, as Mike Pence said, invited “the 800 pound gorilla of government into your boardroom”. They asked for it and now they are getting it.. The remedy for all of this “accountability” that is being bandied about by the progressives is quite simple.
Quit and become a liberal politician. (Or a liberal “entertainer”. No one cares how much you make as long as you repeat the proper Marxist mantras..) Then quit again and become a “consultant” or a “lobbyist”. Then you must start giving speeches and taking all sorts of bribes and payoffs knowing that the guys who would “investigate” you are the guys who will themselves be lobbyists and/or consultants in a few years or so..
First become a liberal politician. Let’s take the liberal leader as an example. The guy who “turned down Wall Street” in order to become a “community activist”, while as a lowly Senator managed to land, with the help of a felonious friend Tony Rezko, a stately mansion in an exclusive part of town for the paltry sum of nearly two million dollars. The Obama tax returns from 2006 claimed one million dollars in income. The 2007 returns? Try four million two hundred thousand dollars of income.. Not too bad for 143 days of “work” and by work I mean “voting present”..
Next you can start towards the rewarding and completely unscrutinized world of “consulting”. Here our liberal politicians learn the art of “multi-tasking” as every one of them simultaneously “consult” while they sit on couple of dozen bogus “boards”, while hitting the “dinner and speech” circuit. This is when your off shore bank accounts star to swell to the size of a typical Al Gore breakfast..
For the sake of argument, we will allow that you have been following the headlines of late, so the exploits of Rangel, Blagojevich, Richardson, Geithner and Daschle should still be somewhat fresh. (With all of these monetary liberal hi jinks by so many of the Socialists, it almost makes one pine for the halcyon days when the last liberal embarrassment in the White House concerned himself with little else other than playing “Hide The Willy”. Almost, but not quite..) (That’s not even taking into account the subpoenas senior Obama advisors have already received..) So, let’s look back at the “career” of the next beginner who is probably going to be in charge of the CIA, former Clinton crony Leon Panetta.
Since the beginning of 2008 ALONE, Panetta has earned more than $700,000.00 in “speaking and consulting fees”. Not to be outdone by the other liberal Obama nominees, he took these payoffs from “troubled financial firms and from a firm that invests in contractors for federal security agencies.”
In breaking Panetta’s payoffs down, we find $56,000.00 from Merrill Lynch, $28,000.00 from Wachovia and most interestingly, a $28,000.00 “honorarium” from the Carlyle Group which holds “a majority stake in the government consulting arm of Booz Allen-Hamilton Inc., which works for the CIA and other agencies..” Panetta also netted $60,000.00 in “governmental advisor fees” from the Pacific Maritime Association.
If anyone questions anything remotely resembling a “conflict of interest” or any other potential encumbrance, you can just repeat after Panetta. He was “unaware”. Or as Geithner said, “..should have known better.” Or as Daschle said, “Damn, you caught me..” Or as Clinton said, “it depends what the definition of ‘is’ is..” Take your pick, they all seem to have worked in the past..
Panetta, as busy as he apparently was, still managed to land $130,000.00 in “director’s fees” from the public affairs and lobbying group Fleishman Hillard. Panetta had a “questionable relationship” to a “non profit” (stop laughing..) firm named “EduCap, Inc.” Seems that the IRS is interested in EduCap Inc who, along with a “sister group”, donated $50,000.00 to Panetta’s “non profit” (I mean it, stop laughing..) group the “Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy”. Places like the “Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy” for the sake of honesty should have to be renamed “Another liberal money laundering-mat”. EduCap Inc is doing well enough to have at least one corporate jet which provided flights to Tom Daschle and others.. Are you beginning to get the picture?
With a Panetta or a Geithner as your example, you needn’t sweat it anyway even if you had the steeple peeking out from your behind. You would end up answering to the “Office of Government Ethics” or the “Senate Intelligence Committee”..
So that is my recommendation for you. Give up on the idea of creating wealth, become a sanctimonious liberal politician like Obama, etc., and begin taking and redistributing the wealth of others that way you can properly be “rewarded for failure”..