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  • biddermon_ca biddermon_ca Feb 22, 2013 5:02 PM Flag

    The 1%er in cheif

    While you liberals march to the pide piper "soak the rich" tune, Obama is off getting $1000.00 an hour putting lessons, and Michelle and her kids hitting the ski slops with the Rich and Famous. Prior to that these two were enjoying a $900.00 Valentine dinner....don't you feel violated and betrayed by this minstrel man?

    Obama and HIS 1 Percent

    In his first term President Obama was criticized for trash-talking the 1-percenters while enjoying the aristocracy of Martha's Vineyard and the nation's most exclusive golf courses.
    Mr. Obama never quite squared his accusations that "millionaires and billionaires" had not paid their fair share with his own obvious enjoyment of the perks of "corporate jet owners," "fat cat bankers" and Las Vegas junketeers.

    Now, that paradox has continued right off the bat in the second term. In the State of the Union, Mr. Obama once more went after "the few," and "the wealthiest and the most powerful," whom he blasted as the "well-off and the well-connected" and the "billionaires with high-powered accountants."

    Like clockwork, the president then jetted to West Palm Beach, Fla., for yet another golfing vacation at one of the nation's priciest courses, replete with lessons from a $1,000-per-hour golf pro to improve the presidential putting.

    The rest of the first family jetted off on their own skiing vacation to elite Aspen, Colo., where nobody accepts that at some point they've already "made enough money." Meanwhile, below the stratosphere, unemployment rose to 7.9 percent for January -- the 49th consecutive month it has been 7.8 percent or higher. The economy shrank in the last quarter of 2012, gas is back to almost $4 a gallon, and the government continues to borrow almost $4 billion a day.

    Sentiment: Hold

 
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