Thursday, August 5, 2010

Quote for the Day

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion: the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases, while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force." -- author Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Let Them Eat Cake

In a year that "counted unemployment" (those that are still on the register as receiving benefits and are still looking for employment) hovers around 10% overall and for certain ethnic group pushes around 16% [source], we continue to here the Obama's talking about sacrifice.  He has even had the audacity to say that he and Michelle, "not that far removed from what most Americans are going through."  Yet if my count is correct President Obama had something like four(4) vacations during the month of July, and Mrs. Obama is currently jet setting herself and several close friends to ritzy resorts in Spain at this very moment. 

In January, President Obama insisted that "everybody in the country is going to have to sacrifice something, accept change for the greater good. Everybody is going to have to give. Everybody is going to have to have some skin in the game."

If sacrifice is the precursor to change, what will the family that ran on change offer up? Elitist doublespeak won't cut it. [source]