Saturday, October 18, 2008
Speak Truth To Power! (while the peasants are watching)
"If we don't wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership...for how we want this country to work, then we won't get universal health care," she said.
"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."
—Michelle Obama, The Charlotte Observer
Fast forward to Friday, October 17, 2008:
While he was at a meeting at the Waldorf-Astoria at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Michelle Obama called room service and ordered lobster hors d'oeuvres, two whole steamed lobsters, Iranian caviar and champagne, a tipster told Page Six.
I don't have a problem with someone who's wealthy enjoying the finer things in life. But I do when they're talking about "spreading success around" by planning to take my money to do it. You want to make things better? Give up some of that $350,000 you make every year (like say, $300,000 of it) and donate directly to the homeless. If it's good enough for me, it oughta be good enough for you.