But is that something to celebrate about?
I’ve seen a few occasions lately where either Barack Obama or Joe Biden asks the crowd, in a mocking manner, how many of you make less than $250,000 a year. And almost everybody’s hand goes up. Or how many plumbers do you know who make over $250,000? And everybody is laughing and applauding as if it is the biggest joke ever told. What’s to be so proud of?
Something about that scene just really hits me the wrong way. It’s not how many make more than $250,000 a year but how many would like to make that much. That’s what Joe the Plumber was talking about. Not that he made that much, but that he wanted to some day. This is America. Anything is possible. And for asking a question, he got investigated. And I have heard the argument that it was McCain’s fault for bringing him up without “vetting” him. But just don’t go there. Nobody has the right to investigate a private citizen like that. He has plenty of grounds for a lawsuit and I hope he sues. Maybe he’ll get his $250,000 or more after all.
And so what are we going to get from Mr. Obama for that negative distinction? No tax increase? A tax cut? A government check? Maybe, at most, $1000 a year. I mean, how little are we willing to trade for the American dream and the American way of life?
I was extremely opposed to the bailout because I believe it was caused at its core by the forced lending of money to those who had no ability to pay it back. There’s a lot of dishonestly going on there and I hate it. But the answer to owning a home is having the opportunity to make more money so one can truly afford it. I wish everybody made over $250,000 a year. But how does it help a person to give them something they can’t afford and then come back a few years later and take it back?
In so many ways, Barack Obama just doesn’t seem to see America as I do. I believe the least dependence a person has on the federal government, the better. And why his choice of words in a recent speech, “the American people have been vindicated?” What were we accused of? Somehow when he speaks it seems he is referring to Americans as some great unwashed mass that he is not a part of.
And then I hear him complaining about the Constitution, the same Constitution he is supposed to Preserve, Protect, and Defend, the one that gives him and all of us our rights in this country. And Joe Biden says, “the world is watching.” That we will have an international crisis to test Obama’s mettle, he guarantees it.
If he is elected, there will be change, all right. A lot more change than I want to see. I don’t want “real and lasting change.”
(I’ve already voted for them, by the way – early voting.)
Oops, I just this minute heard him say the $250,000 is now down to under $200,000.