Can You Say Hypocrisy?
edited: Sunday, November 02, 2008
By Timothy P. Buchanan
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Posted: Sunday, November 02, 2008
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The unmitigated hypocrisy of Obama and Congressional Democrats, revealed.
Last week, Barack Obama aired his campaign infomercial. He presented what are ostensibly, average middle-class people who are “suffering” from the declining economy. He showcased one family of heavy-weights where the mother claimed that she would go to the grocery store to buy a gallon of milk, but could only afford a half gallon.
In another family, a mother says that she has just given her children the last snack that she will be able to afford for the week. Finally, a couple of senior citizens appears. The wife says that is a retired public school teacher, she has reumitism, and takes 12 different medications. She laments the fact that while her husband was working, all of her medications were covered by his health care insurance, but now, they have trouble affording them. In each of these families, the adults are waiting for Barack Obama to win the election, then, their lives will be better.
Reumatism is a painful condition, and little can be done to relieve it, but doesn’t Medicare’s drug benefit pay for them? Surely, 12 medications are not required to treat ruematism. It’s a pathetic situation really--that these people’s lives are so out of control, that only the election Barack Obama will improve their lot. The truth is that after President Bush’s tax cuts expire, each of these families will pay higher federal taxes. And if times are tough, with most people paying far more money in taxes than food or medicines, why are these the things that they choose to cut back on?
During the Democrat convention, Barack Obama said, “I am my brother keeper, I am my sister’s keeper.” And now he says he wants to take care of you. Really? Barack Obama’s long lost brother, George, has been found living in a shack outside Nairobi, Kenya. He lives on a paltry $1.00 per month. Obama has done nothing to help his brother, even after being told that George has been located. This week, the Boston Globe reported that Obama’s aunt, Zeituni Onyango is living in a South Boston slum with uncle Omar. Not surprisingly, the mainstream media has chosen not to give the stories of Obama’s family any coverage. They have been actively promoting Obama, even as they attack John McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin.
Apparently, Obama wants to help people, but only with our money--not his. Obama’s tax returns that were released to the media, showed that he’s a rather stingy guy, giving an average of only 2% to charities over the past seven years. President Bush gave 12% on much less income.
John McCain and Obama promised to limit the size of their campaigns by taking federal dollars. Obama broke that promise. Now he plans to increase federal spending by nearly a trillion dollars. Congressional Democrats want to cut defense spending by 25%, an unwise action with a two-front War on Terror.
Democrats killed the nation’s economy by requiring lenders to make loans to people who could not afford to pay them. Now, Obama wants us to pay to keep them from being forclosed. Democrats own the collapse of the economy, but Obama continues to blame President Bush and Congressional Republicans. What a change, what a surprise, what hypocrisy.