Obama and his Democratic pals, with a little help from the Bush boys, deserve a thank you." For the biggest generational transfer of wealth in the history of the world. If you’re an 18-year old middle-class hopey-changer, look at the way your parents and grandparents live: It’s not going to be like that for you. You’re going to have a smaller house, and a smaller car — if not a basement flat and a bus ticket. You didn’t get us into this catastrophe. But you’re going to be stuck with the tab, just like the Germans got stuck with paying reparations for the catastrophe of the First World War. True, the Germans were actually in the war, whereas in the current crisis you guys were just goofing around at school, dozing through Diversity Studies and hoping to ace Anger Management class. But tough. That’s the way it goes." J. W. Williams
I don’t know about you, but I get a little crazy when it comes to what’s going on in today’s world, particularly in Washington, DC. As some of you know I worked there for seven years and got an idea of the elitists who run it.
I would like to give you a few facts:
Do you realize that the average worker in America makes $40,000 a year?
The average Federal Government Worker Makes around $72,000 a year.
Now let that figure stay in your mind.
$40,000 vs. $72,000
Now you know why I am mad at Washington, DC.
Just as true today as it was when his book first came out.
He was, and still is, a brilliant businessman!
Often we need to be reminded of Iococca's words.
Remember Lee Iacocca, the man who rescued Chrysler Corporation from its death throes? He's now 82 years old and has a new book, 'Where Have All The Leaders Gone?'.
Lee Iacocca Says:
Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, "Stay the course."
Stay the course? You've got to be kidding. This is America, not the damned Titanic. I'll give you a sound bite: Throw the bums out!
You might think I'm getting senile, that I've gone off my rocker, and maybe I have. But someone has to speak up. I hardly recognize this country anymore. The President of the United States is given a free pass to ignore the Constitution, tap our phones, and lead us to war on a pack of lies.Congress responds to record deficits by passing a huge tax cut for the wealthy (thanks, but I don't need it). The most famous business leaders are not the innovators but the guys in handcuffs. While we're fiddling in Iraq, the Middle East is burning and nobody seems to know what to do. And the press is waving pom-poms instead of asking hard questions. That's not the promise of America my parents and yours traveled across the ocean for.
I've had enough. How about you? I'll go a step further. You can't call yourself a patriot if you're not outraged. This is a fight I'm ready and willing to have.
My friends tell me to calm down. They say, "Lee, you're eighty-two years old. Leave the rage to the young people." I'd love to, as soon as I can pry them away from their iPods for five seconds and get them to pay attention. I'm going to speak up because it's my patriotic duty. I think people will listen to me. They say I have a reputation as a straight shooter. So I'll tell you how I see it, and it's not pretty, but at least it's real. I'm hoping to strike a nerve in those young folks who say they don't vote because they don't trust politicians to represent their interests. Hey, America, wake up. These guys work for us.
Who Are These Guys, Anyway? Why are we in this mess? How did we end up with this crowd in Washington? Well, we voted for them, or at least some of us did. But I'll tell you what we didn't do. We didn't agree to suspend the Constitution. We didn't agree to stop asking questions or demanding answers. Some of us are sick and tired of people who call free speech treason. Where I come from that's a dictatorship, not a democracy.
And don't tell me it's all the fault of right-wing Republicans or liberal Democrats. That's an intellectually lazy argument, and it's part of the reason we're in this stew. We're not just a nation of factions. We're a people. We share common principles and ideals. And we rise and fall together.
Where are the voices of leaders who can inspire us to action and make us stand taller? What happened to the strong and resolute party of Lincoln? What happened to the courageous, populist party of FDR and Truman? There was a time in this country when the voices of great leaders lifted us up and made us want to do better. Where have all the leaders gone?
The other day, my assistant, Jennifer and I were listening to President Obama give his speech in Ohio. We noticed that the President likes to use the personal pronoun “I” a great deal. In fact, we counted in a matter of about six minuets that he had used the word “I” thirty six times as he referred to himself. I guess that is what you would call a Big Ego.
The other interesting thing is that he told a Democratic Congressman, who was retiring, that Democrats should have no fear because they have "him", Obama. Well, so much for modesty.
And now to some slang.
When I was growing up using the term, “the Gift”, meant that you had the ability to talk your way out of just about anything. The President, when he first took office, made the statement to some newspaper people that he had the Gift. And of course they assumed “the Gift” was his eloquent speaking abilities, but to me it always meant that he knew how to talk his way out of anything. Well, it seems like that is,President Obama’s "Gift".
Scott Brown’s incredible win in Massachusetts last night hopefully will open the eyes, ears, and hearts of our elected politicians both Democrats and Republicans. So let me say this:
Senator Levin, it is not the Levin seat, it is not the Democratic Party’s seat; it is the people’s seat.
Senator Stabenow, it is not the Stabenow seat, it is not the Democratic Party’s seat; it is the people’s seat.
Congressman John Dingell, it is not the Dingell seat. It is not the Democratic Party’s seat; it is the people’s seat.
Lady and gentlemen, wake up. Political parties had better get back to the people and not to the established lobbyists and bureaucratic elites who infect Washington DC.
I don't know about you, but I am losing faith in President Obama, his Democratic Party, and Government in general.
Eight times the President said that there would be transparency on health care by having C-span open to all of the deliberations. President Obama, Harry Reid, and Nancy Pelosi dance around the promise and give us one hour of transparency while the rest of that bill is hacked out and scammed out behind closed doors.
Take a look.
"Outside court, about a dozen people held up signs reading 'Islam is against terrorism' and 'Not in the name of Islam.'" -- Reuters, January 8
"About 20 Muslims from nearby Dearborn appeared outside the courthouse to denounce Mr. Abdulmutallab. They carried large American flags and colorful signs that read 'NOT in the name of Islam' and 'Islam is against terrorism.'" -- New York Times, January 8, first version
"Dozens of Muslims from nearby Dearborn gathered outside the courthouse carrying large American flags and colorful signs that read 'NOT in the name of Islam' and 'Islam is against terrorism.'" -- New York Times, January 8, second version
"About 50 Detroit-area Muslims chanted 'We are Americans' as they marched behind metal barricades outside the courthouse. Many carried U.S. flags or signs with messages such as 'Not in the name of Islam.'" -- Associated Press, January 8
"An estimated 150 people attended a peaceful demonstration, carrying large American flags and signs that read, 'Not in the Name of Islam' and 'Not in Our Name.'" -- Detroit News, January 9