No Runny Eggs

The repository of one hard-boiled egg from the south suburbs of Milwaukee, Wisconsin (and the occassional guest-blogger). The ramblings within may or may not offend, shock and awe you, but they are what I (or my guest-bloggers) think.

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Archive for March, 2008

March 31, 2008

The Morning Scramble – 3/31/2008

by @ 7:08. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

The Winter That Won’t Die™ is being dealt the death blow today. Unfortunately, it’s not sun that’s dealing it…

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- Gabriel Malor is all doom and gloom.
- Bill Quick channels the infamous Lazamataz after he read a “study” saying cell phones are deadlier than smoking or asbestos.
- Jim Lynch has a caption contest going on Barack Obama’s “bowling”, while doubleplusundead has the gory details on how it is like his chances in Pennsylvania.
- Owen goes into the Howard Dean memory hole.
- William Smith, the Liberty Brian and CDR Salamander are back in the saddle again.
- Conservative Belle notes the nannies are no longer satisfied with seizing real guns.
- Headless Blogger has the next no-drill zone for the envirowhackos; North Dakota.
- Jessica McBride has the salient question in former Milwaukee police chief Nannette Hegarty’s discrimination claim.
- Carol Platt Liebau has two very different reasons why the Goracle isn’t stepping in to save the Dems from themselves. I hope it’s the latter reason; there’s nothing quite like making the two largest constituencies mad.

A Constitutional Firewall?

by @ 7:00. Filed under Law and order.

Included in Article VI of the constitution is this direction regarding the enforcement power of treaties:

This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwithstanding.

Up through the early 1900′s, this phrase was interpreted to mean that treaties would outline relationships between the US and another country but that the language of the treaty could not override the US or state constitutions.   That interpretation changed in 1920 when a US Supreme Court case, Missouri V. Holland  concluded that a treaty could override a State’s authority and in fact, become the “Supreme law of the land,” coequal with the constitution and supplanting state law.

One would think that well negotiated treaties, agreed to by the President and 2/3rds of the Senate would not be much of a concern.   One would think wrong. (more…)

March 30, 2008

Which #1 will drop first – reloaded

by @ 18:47. Filed under Sports.

I haven’t checked my bracket since Davidson shot it full of lead on Friday, but this tournament has made history, as all the #1s have made it to the Final Four. Unfortunately for those of you who took Kansas or North Carolina to be the first #1 out, that game will be the nightcap on Saturday. Those of you who took Memphis or UCLA, or haven’t voted yet, you’re in luck.

March 29, 2008

A way to reduce the deficit with NO pain!

by @ 17:15. Filed under Miscellaneous.

But it will require some intelligence!

Saw this article today talking about an agency that was hired to provide assistance payments to Katrina victims.  

Now, other than a smarmy “You’re doing a great job Brownie!”, I won’t take the easy path and denigrate the stupidity of yet another bureaucracy.   Nor will I call into question their intelligence when they managed to pay the maximum payout of $150,000 to people who didn’t qualify at all for the program.   I also won’t cast aspersions on their integrity just because the only way this “leaked” out was that they had to put out a contract to hire a collection firm to help them get the money returned.

I will give them the benefit of the doubt because they had a

“sense of urgency in paying Road Home applicants, and ICF knew applicants might eventually have to return some money.”

Here however is the money line of the article:  

Brann pointed out that 5,000 collections cases would represent a 4-percent error rate for the Road Home that is “quite good for large federal programs.”

Let’s see, the current Federal budget is $3.1 trillion dollars.   If 4% of that is just “error”, we have $124 Billion we should be able to take out of the budget just by hiring a few people that are smarter than your average fifth grader!   Of course Brann thinks 4% is “quite good”, probably representing an “A” or “A-” in government speak.   If that’s so, the average error rate is probably more like 6% – 7% or around $200 Billion dollars.

The current budget deficit is estimated to be around $400 Billion. I think we’ve just found a way to cut that in half!

March 28, 2008

A moment of Silence

by @ 20:13. Filed under Miscellaneous.

A moment of silence please for Mr. Egg and the team who shall not be named.

Bucky Badger RIP

Roughly half of the olbroad/silent E family of sites is moved to a faster server (make that most)

by @ 19:06. Filed under Miscellaneous.

If you’re loading silent E speaks a bit faster than you have the last several days, that means your ISP has made an update to its DNS to point to the new BlueHost server I spent the afternoon configuring. If not, be patient; it takes a while for DNSes to update.

I do have the files moved over for An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings as well, but I don’t have the DNS change request in yet. By the end of the weekend, you should be seeing both sites as well as Wales Wisconsin loading significantly faster if all goes well.

Revisions/extensions (8:48 pm 3/28/2008) – Kate’s moved. You don’t necessarily have to update your rolls, readers, and links to take out the /WordPress, but if you don’t see any new posts in your readers by this time tomrorow, please fix your link for her feed to http://olbroad.com/feed.

Things will look just a bit different for a bit

by @ 12:31. Filed under The Blog.

I’m trying to troubleshoot why I can’t quite get silent E’s move right, so I need to change the template for a few minutes.

Sorry for the inconvenience.

Revisions/extensions (12:36 pm 3/28/2008) – Back to normal here.

Response to RNC Chair Mike Duncan

by @ 11:11. Filed under Politics - National.

As I noted on this morning’s edition of The Morning Scramble, John Hawkins asked RNC Chair Mike Duncan about those conservatives who might sit out in November (Hawkins’ question in bold, Duncan’s answer in normal type):

Here’s an argument that I don’t agree with, but that I hear a lot: it goes something like this, “The GOP is doing a poor job of representing conservatives. So, what we need to do is deliberately lose in 2008 and then, after a few years of Hillary or Barack in charge, America will be sick of the Left, the GOP will be serious about conservative principles again, and the Party will come back stronger than ever and more representative of conservative views.” Again, I don’t agree with that, but I hear it a lot. What do you say to that?

Well, that is a fallacious argument. It’s also dangerous and let me paint a picture of why. Taken to the extreme, that would return us to 1964 when the Democrats controlled the government entirely.

Look at all the programs that were introduced during that period of time that we’ve had trouble managing, that were are expensive, that have caused us to raise taxes.

So, I think if people sit down and think about turning the entire government over to the Democrats and what that would do to them individually — it would take money away from their families, take jobs away from small businesses, and I think it would be disastrous for our economy. That would be a nightmare in my estimation.

I am not a Party guy, so I’m not overly-wedded to voting for the person with an “R” behind his or her name no matter what. At the same time, I recognize that this is a two-party country, and while the Republican Party mostly tolerates conservatives even as certain elements including its last few standard-bearers stabbed us in the back, the Democratic Party has no desire for anything approaching conservatism.

I also recognize that while conservatism is still the most-popular philosophy in America, it is shared by neither the majority of Americans nor the majority of those who care enough to vote. Indeed, the liberals’ two-pronged strategy of driving people out of the political arena and creating a sufficient number of teat-suckers wholly dependent on government has pretty much borne its fruit.

I personally believe it’s now or never for conservatives in the GOP. I say that knowing we’ve already lost the executive on paper, and knowing the NRCC and NRSC will do everything in its power to save the liberal incumbents. There is a reason I didn’t use “Democrats” in the previous paragraph; it’s a bipartisan rush to liberalism among those in government. Indeed, I’ve called them the bipartisan Party-In-Government.

I note that Duncan brought up the aftermath of 1964. It would have made a bigger impact on me had the out-of-control spending on items the federal government has no business spending a penny on, like health care and education, not repeated itself the last 6 years, mostly under effective Republican control. It would have made a bigger impact on me had the tax rate cuts reduced the government’s take of the economy instead of increased it; indeed, those cuts were sold as not reducing the government’s take.

The only reason I am willing to try one last attempt to turn the GOP to the right is I don’t believe the Democrats will make the same mistake they did in the 1820s and 1850s and allow another party to rise up to challenge it on anything beyond the local level.

The Morning Scramble – 3/28/2008

by @ 9:01. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

I have to thank Ed Driscoll for picking today’s music to surf by….

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- Random10 gives some love to the winningest driver in racing history.
- Doubleplusundead says, “Hawks have to eat too, even if it’s ankle-yappers.”
- Kate is so mad at StartLogic for slow site loads and less-than-responsive customer service, she’ll be moving the Ol’ Broad family of blogs (An Ol’ Broad’s Ramblings, silent E speaks, and Wales Wisconsin) off their servers soon. Disclosure, I’ve been trying to get things sped up for them without a lot of success; neither an optimization and repair of the various databases involved nor a significant reduction in the calls to the PHP engine have worked (though I did manage to hack the Silent One’s “non-WP-2.2/2.3-compatible” theme enough to get his local blogroll back with 2.3.3 and get Kate’s blog so that errors aren’t showing up if one goes straight to olbroad.com instead of throwing in the WordPress subdirectory).
- Uncle Jimbo heaps praise after praise on Missouri for the VIP treatment of the National Heroes Tour.
- Staying with UJ, he reminds us that, while wars continue until one side or the other suffers enough that the survivors would rather accept surrender than fight, lasting peace comes from convincing the children and grandchildren of those survivors the victors are not the enemy.
- John Hawkins and RNC Chair Mike Duncan discuss why conservatives shouldn’t sit out this election. I’ll probably have some further thoughts on that in a bit.
- Charlie Sykes cheers the Scorched Earth policy from our gal (of the spring, that is) Hill. Let there be chaos in Denver.
- Kathy Carpenter is shocked, SHOCKED WEAC (for those of you out of state, that’s the dominant public teachers’ union here in the land of cheese and beer) would mislead.
- A pair of Patricks (BadgerBlogger and McIlheran) take whacks at State Sen. (and Milwaukee County Executive candidate) Lena Taylor’s (D-Milw.) last gasp sliming of current County Executive Scott Walker. Before you question why I put the “D” behind Taylor’s name and didn’t put an “R” behind Walker’s (he was a Republican Assemblyman before becoming County Executive), the office of County Executive is nonpartisan, while the office Taylor currently holds is partisan.
- Holes in Apple’s armor, part 1 – E.M. Zanotti had her laptop die on her, then discovered Apple’s less-than-customer-friendly return policy.
- Holes in Apple’s armor, part 2 – Gaius reports it took a skilled Apple hacker all of 2 minutes of phishing to crush the Mac’s vaunted security and make it a zombie.
- Disgruntled Truck Triver delivers a trio of toons.
- JihadGene channels Kim Jong-Il busting out the tunes while launching rockets.
- Gateway Pundit notes Iranian-born Eshan Jami will really push the envelope with the jihadis (and just about everybody else).
- Wyatt Earp asks, “Who’s to blame when kids curse?” I would put a content warning on this particular link, but because there are multiple creative uses of characters, I’ll simply slap a PG rating on it.

Revisions/extensions (9:28 am 3/28/2008) – I usually don’t point back to here because, well, you’re here, but for those of you who somehow missed the post below this one, Shoebox explains “subprime” to those of us who didn’t know just how sub it really was. That includes the dolts that gave 75% of those loans a AAA rating.

Bracketology on life support

by @ 7:12. Filed under Sports.

Thanks to a choke job by Bruce Pearl, I finally lost my first Final Four team last night (I usually lose the first one on the way into the Sweet Sixteen). That really put a hit on my bracket, which now has more holes than horse-trader’s mule. The good news is, if Wisconsin beats them all, I’ll beat all the Morons. The not-so-good is I’ll still need help to beat the Bar.

Those of you who took North Carolina or UCLA to be the first #1 out, start praying that Kansas and Memphis don’t choke. If you didn’t vote, Kansas is scheduled to tip first tonight at 8:40 pm, followed by Memphis scheduled at 8:57 pm. Tomorrow, UCLA opens it up at 5:40 pm, followed by North Carolina at 8:05 pm. Word to the wise; if you think we’ll have an all-#1 Final Four, wait until we know which two teams go first. Of course, if we don’t, you’re out of luck.

What does “Subprime” really mean?

by @ 7:00. Filed under Miscellaneous.

Since last fall we’ve heard a lot about “subprime” mortgages.   We’ve seen their troubles impact the housing, stock, and financial markets as well as cause consumers to feel less like spending.   We’ve heard about them and seen their impact but other than some passing references, I haven’t seen specifics about what these loans look like.

I found this article  today that gives some really frightening insight to what a typical subprime loan and  borrower  looks like.  

Warning:   what I am about to share is not for the financially faint of heart!
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March 27, 2008

I’ll bet it would have worked if he had tried to pay his sewer bill!

by @ 17:36. Filed under Miscellaneous.
Man Writes Check on 2-Ply Toilet Paper

BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) – An upstate New York man embroiled in a dispute over his water bill is not being allowed to pay off his debt with a check written on toilet paper. Ron Borgna tried to settle his $2,509.66 bill with a check written on floral print, two-ply toilet paper Wednesday.The disagreement began in September 2006 when Borgna received a $422.90 water bill. Borgna claims he was overbilled. With additional charges, penalties and late fees that bill has grown.Binghamton city officials refused to accept the check. After a short argument, Borgna was escorted out of the building.

Borgna says he is appealing the judgment against him in small claims court.

The speech Obama should have given

by @ 8:02. Filed under Miscellaneous.

This is a MUST read!

 I can add no more to this other than to say, Amen!

"You have all heard the racist and anti-American outbursts of my pastor Rev. Wright. They are all inexcusable. His speeches have forced me to reexamine my long association with Trinity United Church of Christ. And so it is with regret that I must now leave that church.

Read it all Here!

The Morning Scramble/Open Thread Thursday – 3/27/2008

It’s definitely the same old, same old.

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Since I remembered it’s Thursday, I’m depending on you to catch what I missed. Some of what I didn’t miss:

- Allahpundit goes straight to the crapapult.
- Fausta thanks Venezuelan President Dictator Hugo Chavez for opening his pie hole.
- I know, Bud Selig decided to start the baseball season overseas before spring training was done, but Plebian previews the season in movies. I strongly object to his shock that we play baseball here in the land of ice cream and ice-brewed beer, but it’s a fine list anyway.
- Phelony Jones became the latest victim in the liberal scam of making the cost of energy unaffordable.
- Ace delivers a two-fer; very-raw (no, not the usual AoSHQ nor the usual press meaning) video of Hillary’s Bosnia junket and a Slu-shop. Neither is really recommended for those with weak stomachs.

Things that make me go, Huh?

by @ 7:00. Filed under Miscellaneous.

SurveyUSA  released a poll last week that surveyed nationally, the public’s sense of the current economic situation.

Amongst the survey findings:

Only 9% believe the current economy is strong.

70% believe there could be a run on the banks (the survey was taken 2 days after the Bear Stearns arrangement)

While 46% have worries about losing their home and 81% have some worry about the ability to pay their bills,  56% believe the Federal government should not get involved in bailing out home mortgages.

They took a favorable/unfavorable poll on Alan Greenspan and Ben Brenanke.   Greenspan had a favorable/unfavorable of 26%/15%, Brenanke 7%/14% (I wish they would have asked if people even knew who they are/were.)

But here’s the one that made me go Huh?
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March 26, 2008

Dissembling that would put a tear in Hillary’s eye!

by @ 20:25. Filed under Politics - National.

On last night’s “Hardball,”Chris Matthews took up the case of Hillary’s changing, fantastical recollections of her trip to Bosnia.   Sitting in to fend for Hillary was Pennsylvania Representative Joe Sestak.   Sestak dissembled responses in a way that made “It depends on what the meaning of the word ‘is’ is,” look  accurate and revealing.

In the matter of Hillary’s faulty recollection of her Bosnia trip, the ending exchange was:

MATTHEWS:   Are you defending lying?   Is that what you"˜re defending, or what are defending?   Tell me what you consider fair ball in the game, if you will, of getting elected president.   How big a fish can you claim to have caught, if you caught none?   That"˜s all I"˜m asking.

SESTAK:   Well, Chris, you know, I went to the Naval Academy.   There was an honor code there, but very few people read that honor code.   That honor code says, Hey, you won"˜t lie, steal or cheat.   But it also says if you see someone who does, you don"˜t, then report them.   You have a choice.   You report them or you counsel them because we recognize that we"˜re humans.   Whether it"˜s Teddy Roosevelt, Franklin Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy or Hillary Clinton or Senator Obama, we all have our faults.   The question is this.   Who"˜s ready on day one because of what she learned in Bosnia…

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Bolting fringe candidates

by @ 16:54. Filed under Politics - National.

Bolt #1 (H/T – Jim Geraghty) – Mike Gravel has bolted to the Libertarians.

Bolt #2 (H/T – Dad29) – Alan Keyes will be kissing off to the Constitution Party on Tax Day.

Which one doesn’t make sense, or do both of them smack of nonsense?

Same old tax-and-spend from the ‘Rats

by @ 13:49. Filed under Politics - Wisconsin.

Yesterday, the Senate ‘Rats voted to try to tax and spend their way out of a problem created by taxing and spending. What a fucking surprise; they’re ‘Rats after all. Higher taxes and higher gubmint spending is all they know.

Revisions/extensions (2:40 pm 3/26/2008) – This one’s too long to put in italics and keep XHTML validity because I have to put the tag before every single paragraph.

Oh, just for shits and grins, let’s do some math for the effects through June 2009 using the Journal Sentinel numbers (note; positive numbers are increases to the general fund, negative numbers are decreases from the general fund):

- Expected budget shortfall before Senate “action”: -$652 million (say, wasn’t that about the amount government grew?)
- Taxing out-of-state operations of multi-state companies: $130.5 million
- Reducing the corporate tax rate: -$5.2 million
- Taxing hospitals (at a rate of $416 million in exchange for $408 million in additional federal funds Medicaid taxes, not exactly a money-maker for the hospitals): $125 million to the general fund
- Playing with trains between Kenosha and Milwaukee: -$200 million (with the side “benefit” of increasing the car rental tax from $2 to $15 to pay for the “local contribution” to this boondoggle)
- School payment delay from June 2009 to July 2009: $125 million (do note that this bill comes due in the FY 2010-2011 budget)
- More child care subsidies: -$18.6 million
- Various spending cuts: $127 million (do note that this is not only the last item in the news story, but the one item that the Journtinel did not put a solid dollar amount on, noting that it was $40 million more than what Jim “Craps” Doyle wanted and $350 million less than what the Assembly wanted)
- Expected budget shortfall after “Senate” action: -$368.3 million

Not exactly a fix, sports fans. Do take special note of the actual effect of the hospital tax; the only entity making out in this is state government.

Silence of the Wolves

by @ 13:43. Filed under Politics - Wisconsin.

I find it rather interesting that some of the same actors attempting to silence Rick Esenberg and raising every specious “argument” against Judge Mike Gabelman are themselves silent about Justice Louis Butler’s very-cozy relationship with a Milwaukee law firm.

The Morning Scramble – 3/26/2008

by @ 7:25. Filed under The Morning Scramble.

There’s nothing quite like Southern-fried rock…

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- I wish I could’ve found a good YouTube version of “Minnie the Moocher”; it’s appropriate for Charlie Sykes’ find of a 3-generation brood of teat-suckers pulling down something north of $65,000 while doing absolutely nothing.
- I could’ve also done “That Smell” from Lynyrd Skynyrd; Mary sniffed out a stinky-money bust.
- Eric explores why Iraq is improving while Detroit, DC and Chicago are getting worse. The same can be said for Milwaukee over the last few years; it remains to be seen whether almost-new police chief Ed Flynn can turn it around because he hasn’t been here for a summer of shootings.
- Gaius points to an eerie comparison between Gorebal Warming and Y2K.
- Paul Socha has what, but for the lack of beer, is the ultimate living will.
- The Morons ought to like this one; Plebian breaks a “world exclusive” on freshly-minted NY Governor David Paterson’s the freshly-minted NY Lieutenant Governor’s hobo-hunting habits. (Revisions/extensions, 2:59 pm 3/26/2008 – I should’ve read a bit more closely; it’s the incoming Lt. Gov. Plebian is exposing)
- PrivatePigg bemoans the addition to grilled chicken to KFC’s menu. I disagree slightly on KFC’s fried chicken being “so good”, but it’s Kentucky Fried Chicken, for crying out loud.
- Ed Morrissey lays the smackdown on Minnesota Monitor’s $oro$-funded candy-ass.
- Stephen Bainbridge pronounces Microsoft Office 2007 a piss-poor product. He doesn’t know the half of it; just wait until he tries to open Office 2007 documents in 2003.
- Neil Stevens at RedState believes NOW hates women who don’t have abortions. Yep, that pretty much sums them up.
- Spring will eventually be here, right? Just in case it doesn’t make it all the way to the land of ice cream and ice-brewed beer, Cabbage Hammock has a reminder of what spring is.
- Slublog has the Photoshop of the day, at least if you do not have a weak stomach.
- Walter E. Williams and Thomas Sowell deliver a double-barrel blast to Barack Obama.
- Flip says as long as you didn’t buy a house at the height of the bubble on a no-money-down ARM, you’re all right.

March 25, 2008

Scott Walker and Paul Cesarz talk about county government

by @ 21:19. Filed under Miscellaneous.

Oak Creek Citizens Action welcomes Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker and 9th District Supervisor Paul Cesarz to the Oak Creek Community Center, 8580 S. Howell Ave., tomorrow night (March 26) at 6:30 pm.

If I were as smart as Kevin Fischer…

by @ 19:17. Filed under Politics - Oak Creek.

…I would have offered this place up to the various candidates in Oak Creek like he did for Franklin’s candidates.

I guess that’s the difference between Oak Creek and Franklin; the latter has a very vibrant local blogosphere, while the concept never really took off in Oak Creek. I probably deserve a heap of blame for that; I declined an early offer to be one of the “Community Bloggers”, and I don’t do a lot of local focus here (I think that’s related).

Re: Does Unity Trump Policy?

Carol Platt Liebau asks the question after Robin Toner of the New York Times openly wishes the populace has moved far enough to the left that Barack Obama could claim to be a “uniter” without abandoning any of his ultra-liberal roots. Short answer, “Hell no!”

I would be remiss if I didn’t take a whack or two at the pinata that is Toner’s screed. First, she places all the blame on Republicans. I have to question whether she doesn’t remember the mock funerals the House ‘Rats gave each and every Reagan budget or whether she considers that “good, clean, bipartisan fun”. How about the judicial filibusters, Toner?

Second, while she notes Bill Clinton claimed to be a uniter in 1992, I notice absolutely no reference to George W. Bush’s “I’m a uniter, not a divider” line in the 2000 campaign. I guess nothing short of unconditional surrender from Republicans is good enough for Toner, especially since Bush came pretty close to that and he got nothing but hate from the oh-so-tolerant Left.

And now, some good news (at least if you don’t live in Kenosha)

by @ 17:38. Filed under Politics - Wisconsin.

(H/T – Brian Fraley)

Assembly Minority Leader James Kreuser (D-Kenosha) will run for Kenosha County Executive in a special June election, and said that, if he wins, he will run for re-election to that office instead of his Assembly seat. Since he was the odds-on favorite to become the third-most-powerful non-judicial politician in Wisconsin (Assembly speaker) if the ‘Rats get a net of at least 3 seats in November, Brian says it’s safe to say that the Democratic Party of Wisconsin isn’t confident that Hillbama will have coattails that extend all the way down to Assembly races. One can dream that there is not any coattails, but that the 3-year-old conventional wisdom is completely wet.

“Sacrifice” says Obama – Do as I say, not as I don’t!

by @ 17:32. Filed under Miscellaneous.

Toledo Blade:

"The question is at what point are we willing to get together and understand that doing many of these things are hard, that it’s going to require sacrifice from those of us who are lucky in this society to pay a little more in taxes, or to, if we’re going to drive a Suburban, then you know there may be a disincentive to doing it, and that’s where leadership comes in,"   Barack Obama February, 2008

Barack Obama wants us to sacrifice. His vision will “require” sacrifice. How long do you suppose Barck has had this vision for sacrifice?

Bloomberg reports information from Obama’s 2000 to 2006 tax returns.

March 25 (Bloomberg) — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and his wife Michelle gave $10,772 of the $1.2 million they earned from 2000 through 2004 to charities, or less than 1 percent, according to tax returns for those years released today by his campaign.

The Obamas increased the amount they gave to charity when their income rose in 2005 and 2006 after the Illinois senator published a bestselling book. The $137,622 they gave over those two years amounted to more than 5 percent of their $2.6 million income.

Let me see if I have this right……Obama, the man who calls us to “sacrifice,” and his wife, earned an average of $240,000 each year for the first 5 year period. During that same period, according to their spokesman: …”giving $10,000 to charity was as generous as they could be at the time.”

Let’s break this down:

$240,000/year earned, 2,154/year donated
$20,000/month earned, $180/month donated
$657/day earned, $6/day donated.

Do you think you could manage donating more than the value of 2 cups of Starbucks each day if you made $240,000 each year?

Don’t give me garbage saying either, “he’s up to 5% now,” or, “the national average is only 2.2%.”

Crap!

Obama is willing to be charitable with my income and expect my family’s “sacrifice” but not his own!  

Another situation where Obama’s words are “just words” as his own actions don’t bear out his own expectation!

Now that’s Audacity of Hope!

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