As Obama’s friends yammered incessantly about Sarah Palin’s costly wardrobe, stories about BHO purchasing an exotic $30,000 ring for his wife began to surface. Camp Obama has denied the stories. I’m not sure what to think about this, but I will say one thing: I know Obama believes in redistribution, but redistributing wealth to your wife doesn’t count.
On Sunday, in an interview with Tom Brokaw on “Meet the Press”, Obama told us that redistribution isn’t just about spreading the wealth–it’s also about sharing the misery:
…part of what I’m hoping to introduce as the next president is a new ethic of responsibility where we say that if you’re laying off workers, the least you can do when you’re making $25 million a year is give up some of your compensation and some of your bonuses … That kind of notion of shared benefits and burdens is something that I think has been lost for too long, and it’s something that I’d like to see restored.
Some say that if Obama sincerely believes in redistribution, he should be helping his impoverished brother in Kenya, or his poor aunt in Boston. Maybe he should. But maybe Obama has already tried to help his family. Maybe Obama’s family is too proud and independent to accept help. You and I don’t know much about the situation, so let’s give Obama the benefit of the doubt. Besides, private charity isn’t really the issue here. Obama says he wants to improve the world not through an emphasis on personal responsibility or private charity, but through “redistributive change,” and he plans increase taxes and fatten up the U.S. Treasury to make it happen.
I didn’t think Americans would buy into this BS, but on November 4, they did. So I said, “Fine Obama, you’ve convinced America to support your scheme…go for it!” But then I remembered a little exchange between Obama and McCain. McCain said, “Nobody likes taxes. Let’s not raise anybody’s taxes.”
“Well, I don’t mind paying a little more,” Obama responded.
WAIT A MINUTE! He said what?
“…I don’t mind paying a little more.”
Hey Obama! There’s good news. If you really want to pay more, YOU CAN DO IT RIGHT NOW. The United States Treasury will accept your patriotic donation. This is no joke. If you need to know more, click here.
Obama, this is your chance to lead by example. Make a big deal about it, have a big fancy check-signing photo-op surrounded by smiling celebrities and politicians; heck, you could even invite that Obama Girl. You could show us how much you hate those nasty Bush tax cuts and send an amount equal to what you saved because of those cuts. With the millions you made from your book, I’m sure it would be a lot of money. While you’re at it, help put the rumors about the luxury ring to rest and add another $30,000 to the total.
Barack, put your money where your mouth is and make a financial donation to the U.S. Treasury today! You do believe in the things you say, don’t you? Time to start redistributing.