“Be careful how you make those statements, gentlemen.” President Obama warned CEOs of financial institutions. “The public isn’t buying that. My administration is the only thing standing between you and the pitchforks.”
And it’s true, too. Employees who were supposed to receive bonuses at AIG have received many vulgar death threats, some even hiring guards to protect their homes.
What inspires this kind of fear? A mob. What inspires a mob? It takes charisma. It takes a repeated message, that someone greedy or successful is responsible for everyone else’s problems… Let’s look back in history.
“Yet formerly Germany, without blinking an eyelid, for whole decades admitted these Jews by the hundred thousand. But now… when the nation is no longer willing to be sucked dry by these parasites, on every side one hears nothing but laments.” – Adolf Hitler, in his speech on September 12th, 1938
And now look into the present.
“This is a corporation that finds itself in financial distress due to recklessness and greed. Under these circumstances, it’s hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much less $165 million in extra pay. I mean, how do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?(…)excuse me, I’m choked up with anger here(…)” – Barack Obama, in his speech on March 16, 2009
The speeches share a common tone – anger at a particularly upper class or rich group of people. Class warfare. According to Obama and his liberal allies, the wealthy are the cause of our problems. The wealthy are taking care of themselves. The wealthy are ‘sucking us dry’ and giving themselves ‘$165 million in extra pay’.
And Barney Frank says that the AIG bonuses were “rewarding failure”. Isn’t it ironic that he would say something like that? After spending nearly 2 trillion in bailouts for companies that were failing, he is upset about 280 million in bonuses spent on employees that were part of a failing company. Didn’t he know that employees in a failing company would get money when congress bailed out AIG with taxpayer dollars? Didn’t he know that the bailout would ‘reward incompetence’? Perhaps he forgot that momentarily when he was signing the 700 billion TARP into law…
That means that Mr. Frank and his liberal allies have spent 2,000,000,000,000 on buying up failures, and he’s upset that AIG spent 280,000,000 of that on failures. If you do the division, that means he outspent AIG by 7142:1 in taxpayer dollars. He and his liberal allies spent seven thousand times as much on failures! How very intriguing that he would be angry about rewarding incompetence. Perhaps we should lower his salary, as he is obviously ‘incompetent’ when it comes to basic arithmetic.
Vote Democrat and you can help cap the successful people’s salaries who ‘must have cheated to get there'(or had signed contracts including bonuses from over a year ago with AIG…), vote Hitler and you can eliminate their lives and liberty altogether. We are on a slippery slope to class warfare, and the pitchforks are already being sharpened. The trouble is, once the wealthy are out of the way, who is there to stop the government from bearing down on the middle and lower classes? Is shared misery in a socialist system what Americans really want? Do we really want to end up like India?
The difference between us and India is that we were founded on protection of God-given rights such as life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all. It doesn’t guarentee us happiness – how can that be possible in such an evil world? But when the government honors those basic rights, it protects our lives and liberty – allowing us to pursue our gifts and desires without excessive taxation or any redistribution of our long work hours.
But today in this country, the mob rule government redistributes the long hours of workaholic CEOs and careful planning to other people. It steals 39 percent of the most wealthiest peoples’ lives to give to the poorest peoples’ lives(Robin Hood style, minus the stealing from wealthy officials). And since the government has been waging a war on poverty for nearly 80 years, people don’t feel the responsibility to help eachother. Did you know that 70% of your money that goes to welfare is lost in government overhead, paperwork, and government employee salary? But yet Americans no longer feel responsibility to help other people by donating to private charities that only lose 5% in overhead. “It’s not my problem” syndrome is becoming more and more common among Americans(especially liberals!)
Let me leave you with a few suggestions: Don’t be jealous. Vote for basic protections for everyone, whether they are successful or not, and vote against government officials who redistribute your wealth to either failing corporations or to massively wasteful welfare programs. Give to charity! Love your neighbor. And most of all, don’t rely on the government to solve your problems.