This one made us smile so we’re sharing it with you.
This one made us smile so we’re sharing it with you.
|“….has actually never worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the kinds of economic issues that a majority of women in this country are facing.” – Hilary Rosen, democratic operative, referring to Ann Romney|
Hilary Rosen’s indictment of Ann Romney was quickly – and rightfully so – disavowed by the left, and condemned by the right. However, when we look past the outrage and at Rosen’s words, she is quite correct: A quick scan of her and Mitt’s Wikipedia biographies show that they were both born to affluent households. (I should add, much like most of the presidential candidates of recent decades.)
So, what of it? Far from revealing any hitherto unknown fact about the Romneys, Rosen has done us the favor of revealing a bit about herself and her impression of the electorate. Rosen and her ilk expect – no, require us to look at the economically privileged with contempt and jealousy. We are to believe that anything that they have achieved beyond the middle-class status quo is ill-gotten and the result of somehow leeching off the great unwashed. That many of us aspire to the ability to have one parent at home is anathema to the left, whose entire agenda is based upon the idea that Americans can’t rise above without intervention from the state.
Most Americans don’t look at Romneys dismissively, or contemptuously, we look at Romneys as inspiration to achieve our own success.
Unfortunately that worldview is not very convenient for the Rosens and Obamas of the world. If we are too busy trying to lift ourselves by the boot-straps to spend any time resenting those who have made it, we will have little use waiting for Washington DC to distribute our next helping of government largesse. And then, what use will we have for elitists from the Capitol?
A large number of Americans would love to be able to have a stay at home parent. Many of us make sacrifices in other areas to make that ideal a reality. Ironically, with a true unemployment rate of 12%, Obama’s failed economic policies have created a lot more stay at home parents that wished they could find work. That’s an economic reality that the Democrats don’t want to talk about and the real reason behind the attack on Ann Romney.
Sometimes it’s hard to figure out what a public figure means when what they say doesn’t match the facts in any way shape or form. In this post I will take a few recent public statements, provide a translation, as well as what they were hoping you’d think. Please note, our translations may not be 100% accurate, but we strive very hard to read the minds of various public figures.
The Statement: “The House budget once again fails the test of balance, fairness, and shared responsibility.” – President Obama
What He Meant: It’s not my budget
What He Hoped You Heard: The current tax system is unfair and I’m here to protect you
The Truth: The US tax system has one of the most progressive in the OECD with the US rich paying most of the income taxes. The only people that need protecting is the US taxpayer! Obama’s careful budgeting has created more debt in 3 years than Bush did in 8 while fighting 2 wars. The only thing that’s not fair is the amount of debt Obama’s creating for your grandchildren.
The Statement: “She’s never worked a day in her life” (In reference to Ann Romney) – Lobbyist and democratic party operative Hilary Rosen
What She Meant:How dare you flaunt your ability to raise your own kids.
What She Hoped You Heard: The Rommney’s are rich, doesn’t that piss you off?
The Truth: Raising 5 boys is hard work in anyone’s book. Raising male children is doubly hard in this day and age when society is at war with all things “boy”. The only person that is “out of touch” is the democratic party operative whose life experience includes lobbying for the RIAA and helping BP with its public relations nightmare.
The Statement: “The Buffett Rule: A basic principle of tax fairness.” – A White House Report
What They Meant: The great society has failed to raise people up, despite spending trillions. The only way to make people equal is to start pushing the successful down.
What They Hoped You Heard: We’re going to make everyone equal, it doesn’t matter how smart, lucky, or hard working you are or aren’t.
The Truth: Every great government experiment in trying to make everyone “equal” through the use of government force (like onerous taxation) has succeeded in accomplishing two things.
The only thing that raw capitalism has done is created more wealth for more people than any other system on earth, ever.
President Obama: On all these issues, but particularly missile defense, this, this can be solved but it’s important for him to give me space.
President Medvedev: Yeah, I understand. I understand your message about space. Space for you…
President Obama: This is my last election. After my election I have more flexibility.
President Medvedev: I understand. I will transmit this information to Vladimir.
Supreme Court – 03.28.12
An exchange between Justice Kagan and Lead Plaintiff Attorney Clement…
Clement had barely finished his first sentence when Kagan immediately asked him why it was coercive for the federal government to give billions of dollars in additional aid to the states. “There are no matching funds requirements, there are no extraneous conditions attached to it, it’s just a boatload of federal money for you to take and spend on poor people’s healthcare,” she declared. “It doesn’t sound coercive to me, I have to tell you.”
To that, Clement said the government’s money was still coercive because it assumed the states would take the money and that Congress was leveraging their prior participation in the program. Kagan pressed further with a hypothetical asking Clement if he’d accept a lucrative job. He said it would depend on where that money came from.
“Wow! Wow!” Kagan exclaimed in wonderment. “I’m offering you $10 million a year to come work for me and you are saying this is anything but a great choice?” Clement sharply replied, “Sure, if I told you, actually it came from my own bank account.”