Generally, I don’t begrudge how people spend money they’ve earned. What they choose to do with their money is between them and God.
However, what I won’t tolerate is the filthy rich blowing their own money while at the same time telling those less well off how to spend theirs.
I wasn’t going to comment on First Lady Michelle Obama’s trip to Spain, but one thing piled upon another pushed me over the edge.
Today’s Allentown (Pa.) Morning Call reported that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s campaign still owes $15,082 to the local city schools for a campaign event held there in 2008.
This news comes just over a week after Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea, got married at a ceremony that was rumored to cost anywhere between $3 million and $5 million. (For the record, Jenna Bush’s wedding was estimated to cost about $100,000.)
And last week, Clinton held a briefing at the State Department asking people to donate to flood relief in Pakistan where she revealed that she had just donated $10 (no, I’m not missing a “million”).
Do these people get the disconnect between what they do, what they say and what they purport to represent?
Full Metal Patriot dug up some choice quotes from the first couple touting “sacrifice” – to paraphrase Inigo Montoya, “I’m not sure that word means what they think it means.”
Do these people understand what much of America is going through? Do they really understand the anxiety that goes along with losing a job and not knowing where your next paycheck is going to come from?
I think it’s fairly clear that they don’t.