Barack Hussein Obama And The Reward For Failure
By: Michael John McCrae
“This is America, we don’t disparage wealth. … What gets people upset, and rightfully so, is executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers,” (Barack Hussein Obama, February 4th 2009)
Liberals love to promote failure. Sometimes they succeed. Bill Clinton was a miserable governor for the State of Arkansas but he was elected President twice (with less than 50 percent of the total both times) and failed twice to set anything better than a legacy worthy of impeachment.
Timothy Geithner was a failure as a taxpayer. He is now Secretary of the Treasury. Charlie Rangel is a failure in every aspect of political ethics and yet gets to retain his committee chairmanship without censure. Nancy Pelosi is a political moron and yet she is the Speaker of the House.
The American electorate rewarded democrats with majorities in the House and Senate of Congress even though they failed to control spending and refused the proper oversight of the taxpayerâ€™s money; creating the economic meltdown of 2008. It is as the President suggested: â€œExecutives [are] being rewarded for failure.â€
It is true that democrats do not necessarily â€œdisparage wealthâ€. They do not say much about congressional democrats who keep thousands of dollars in their household deep-freezer. They do not trumpet angst against the exorbitant dollar amounts gleaned by the likes of Leon Panetta; paid large sums for speaking to groups of bailout recipients.
No. The only wealth examined and disparaged by democrats is that wealth controlled by anyone supportive of conservatism and capitalism. Conservatives and capitalists have too much money. Conservatives and capitalists should be giving ever-increasing sums to the federal government for redistribution to democratic-socialist constituencies.
Our new, foreign-born president spoke the above remarks as he was establishing a base salary for corporate CEOâ€™s to the tune of $500,000. Now, he probably has the right to do that since his administration has assumed controlling interests in every corporation accepting bailout money. At the very least, President Obama believes he has that authority and there are very few voices speaking in disagreement.
The man keeping his â€œblackberryâ€ hotline to his spiritual and political mentors is simply acting out his distain for American affluence. His stimulus policies will keep corporate American under the tax and spend thumb of the liberal-socialist majority. Corporate America will be unable to freely exercise its entrepreneurial spirit. Corporations in America will do what the Obama administration tells them to do. They will be â€œgreenâ€ and their senior officers will be paid according to a government created pay scale.
The man who hired three law firms to keep his true nationality a secret from the American people and the United Stateâ€™s Supreme Court is willing to sign a very un-stimulating â€œstimulusâ€ package that will reward his good friends at ACORN, NOW, MoveOn.org and the Illinois State Penitentiary; just as Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, William Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Dick Durbin and Chuck Schumer explained it to him.
Fortunately, Tom Daschle has left the building.
The only real reward for failure should be a pink slip. When the democrat run congress permitted the economic failure of America the American electorate should have responded with recall petitions. Instead they called for bailouts. The democrats saw a whole new generation of victims they could reward for their failures. Their friends with their failed banks needed saving. The unions needed to be propped up. The corporate campaign contributors needed to maintain their appearance of propriety. Media was going to fail to maintain cover for the democrat political failures controlling the money.
There will be no congressional pink slips or pay cuts. The only pay cuts will be experienced by the private sector. After all: â€œâ€¦What gets people upset, and rightfully so, is executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers,” (Barack Hussein Obama, February 4th 2009)