Sunday, February 17, 2008

Don't Bite The Hand That Funds You
All animals are equal, but some are more equal than others

I'm not really digging for proof of what an absolute fraud and liar Barack Hussein Obama is... he just makes it so easy with his cheap, gold electro-plated pronouncements.

Example -- From the Omaha World-Herald;
"...when you have CEOs making in 10 minutes more than ordinary workers earn in an entire year, and CEOs getting all the tax breaks while workers struggle, something is wrong and we need to restore balance."Wow... that certainly does enflame one's passions against those nasty money grubbing CEO's, huh? And I won't mention that because of tax breaks, corporations actually have more money to hire even more workers... but like I said, I won't mention that.

Anyhow, I thought I'd post some info on what those nasty CEO's really do make, and what the celebrities who've endorsed BO make, as well.

Rex W Tillerson, CEO of (the uber-evil) Exxon/Mobile Corporation. He makes $13.1 million a year.

Oprah Winfrey made $260 million last year.

Nicholas D Chabraja, CEO of one of the major accomplices in the Military/Industrial Complex, General Dynamics, made $73.97 million in the past 5 years.

Robert De Niro, just for starring in Meet The Fockers; Analyze That; Meet The Parents; Analyze This; and Showtime, made $79 million. And those are only a few of the films he's made the past few years. Should I even bring up the $21 million he just paid for a swanky NY apartment?

Steven R Rogel, CEO of that tree killing, enviro-unfriendly corporation known as Weyerhaeuser, made $14.15 last year.

Halle Barry gets paid $14 million per film.

John V Faraci, CEO of yet another anti-green corporation, International Paper, made $4.71 million last year.

Scarlett Johansson made $5 million last year.

I found all this information in less than 30 minutes of surfing the web. Like I said before... Barack Obama's "facts" are so shallow, he doesn't even pass the Google Test.


Blogger Coffee Catholic said...

21 million for an apartment while there are so many homeless in America??

4:25 PM  
Blogger Amy said...

Yep. But remember, coffee catholic, folks like me who work hard and save are the greedy ones who need to be punished for being so burgeios.

How many of those CEOs walked in off the street and started running the company? Not one. Their achievements represent years of schooling, or working up through the ranks the old-fashioned way: from the mail room to the board room.

Because there is no more personal responsibility in America, Obama can say corporations are evil for making a profit (which represents better pay and benefits for employees) and screwing over the little guy. And people buy into that tripe. Look up the stats, but people who are in the poorest classes do - at large numbers - move up the socioeconomic ranks.

And Obama can prattle on about economic unfairness all he wants, but he cannot pass legislation forcing companies to stay here. You take away their tax breaks and incentives, and they'll pull up stakes and move to countries where labor is cheaper, there are no need for benefits, and they aren't punished by the party-in-power for daring to make a profit.

If this isn't explicitly clear to you, the notions of redistribution and socialism embraced by Obama *do* achieve equality in only one way: all are impoverished.

If you're cool with that, vote for him.

But remember that folks like Johannson, Barry, DeNiro and Winfrey have all their cash in offshore savings accounts free from taxation and redistribution. It is *you* who will be punished for working hard.

7:44 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

good points, Amy.

I know a few people who think redistribution is fair... and then I suggest they start skimming off the top of their income to give away, and then they don't like the idea so much.

More people need to read Eric Voegelin's works on gnosticism and socialism and the like.

All this BS from Obama is making me queasy. It's unbelieveable to me that people buy into this.

We have a right to earn our money and keep it/use it as we please, not have it stolen, uh, redistributed, from us. I guess a good place to start is having a flat tax and not a graduated income tax, eh.

8:47 PM  

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