On the one hand the president said during a New York fundraiser recently that he's "making sure that banks aren't taking risks with other people's money," Reuters reported.
Well, stopping corruption is good, and reining in Wall Street corruption would be good, of course, but isn't Obama attempting a little corruption of his own, by trying to overtax some citizens more than others?
What's the difference from the banks taking people's money and the president doing it? It sounds hypocritical to claim one is altruistic and the other criminal.
Trying to force Americans who've achieved the American Dream to now give up that money just so Congress doesn't have to balance its budget sounds very much like the corruption Obama says he's trying to stop by Wall Street.
"Everything we doÂ—[like] Wall Street reform, making sure that banks aren't taking risks with other people's money that taxpayers may have to end up bailing out later," is for Americans' own good the president told the fundraising crowd.
Well, the fact that the message was delivered when he, himself, was holding out his hand for a donation, should serve as a warning bell to those in attendance at the presidential fundraiser.
Americans shouldn't be too quick to react in support of smooth-talkers pontificating about how they will rein in the bad guys if they have already proven to citizens that they don't even rein in themselves when it comes to overspending taxpayer dollars.
America was not built on the "you work for it, I'll spend it" mentality, either. It was built on the possibility that anyone could achieve the American Dream. Now Obama wants to rob those who achieved that goal of their rewardÂ—unless they are Hollywood entertainers, of course.
It's a selective process it seems with President Obama.
Why is it that the Obama fundraising friends like George Clooney and Tyler Perry get a tax pass, but other wealthy Americans would have to pay more in taxes?
Isn't that hypocritical of the president? Why are Americans not hearing Obama talk about the excesses and untaxed wealth of entertainers in Hollywood? Is it because he makes exceptions for his friends?
Just as Wall Street corruption should be reined in to acceptable standards, so, too, should the president's desire for money that isn't his or other Americans. Theft is theft, no matter what fancy name the president wants to give it.