POLITICIANS, ESPECIALLY DEMOCRATS, = GREED!
THE SKY IS THE LIMIT FOR THESE HYPOCRITES.
My old friend Jack Peck sent me these facts that just prove how much wealth politicians can amass in their government jobs. This writer who is black choose to use Democrats to make his points and I feel they are the greediest but they are all suspected crooks. It would be nice if we had a law that required every elected politician to make available to the public their current IRS accepted net worth before they are sworn in. Then they would have to make public their latest audited net worth when they leave office. If the net worth was greater when they left office they would be required to justify how the gain was achieved. C Brewer
[Note: This article was written by Derrick Wilburn (Derrick Wilburn is the Founder and Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Black Conservatives and BlackandConservative.com.)
As they prepare for their exodus from the White House, the Obamas are about to join another rarified club that of the ruling liberal elite class owning multiple ultra-expensive homes in highly exclusive communities that none in America can afford save the one-percenters. The very same one-percenters whom they rant and rail against as being the greedy, ego-centric millionaires who simply have too much.
Following the likes of Bill and Hillary Clinton who (despite Hillary’s claim earlier this year that they left White House dead broke) somehow managed to educate their daughter at Stanford, Oxford, NYU and Columbia; acquire a $1.7 million estate in Chappaqua and a $2.85 million mansion in Georgetown) and Bernie Sanders who shortly after ending his 2016 presidential bid bought his third home a $600,000 lakefront vacation house on Lake Champlain. Barack and Michelle have real estate designs of their own.
Earlier this year it was revealed that upon his leaving the presidency the Obamas will not be returning to Chicago they will instead be moving into a $6 million, 8,200-square foot, 9-bedroom 12-bathroom mansion in Kalorama, one of the District’s most posh, desirable and exclusive neighborhoods in the heart of one of America’s wealthiest zip codes.
With daughter Malia off to college that leaves just Barack, Michelle and Sasha until the younger daughter graduates high school in 2018. Nothing says I care about climate change, energy consumption and our CO2 footprint re than keeping an 8,200-square foot house heated and air conditioned year round for just three people. The hypocrisy and do as I say not as I do hubris of all these wealthy climate change proponents is sickening.
By the way, the Obama’s new home is just two doors down from Clinton campaign manager, John Podesta, who recently lost the most significant campaign of his life. But that’s not the new news. We have now learned Barack and Michelle are the proud owners of yet another home, this one on the Left Coast .As reported by Page Six and other sources, the Obamas have a new home in Rancho Mirage, California. Rancho Mirage is a popular golf getaway which would explain its attraction to the soon-to-be ex-golfer-in-chief. By some counts this makes the Obama’s fifth home. Also from Page Six, The Obamas are also said to have bought a holiday getaway in Obama’s childhood home state of Hawaii. How many American families own five of anything, let alone houses? Let alone houses in Hawaii that they see once a year or so. Most of us are blessed if able to rent a hotel room or condo on Hawaii once a decade.
The relocation habits of Democrats leaving office is very interesting. For example; having been voted out of office in 2014, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu didn’t return to Louisiana. She instead made her 7,300-square foot $2.5 million Washington DC mansion her new home. Rather than returning to Little Rock, when Bill and Hill left the White House they chose the liberal, ultra-wealthy haven of Chappaqua New York with its average household income of $285,801 and average household net worth of $1,564,366 for their new residence.
Now it’s the Obama’s turn. Are they going back to Chicago to live amongst the little people and take their chances becoming yet another statistic (total number shot as of this writing this year: 3,961)? No, not so much.
They, like the others, are moving into a private, secured community to live in a house big enough for five families where they will host cocktail parties for golf buddies and other millionaire and billionaire friends.
Yet like the Sanders, Landrieus and Clintons of the world, they will accept exorbitant five-, six-, even seven-figure speaking fees to give speeches about how the rich in our country are steadily pulling away from everyone else and increasingly isolating themselves. About how the concentration of wealth at the top is allowing some Americans to own multiple houses, vacation when and as they please and live lives most of the rest of the country cannot fathom. They’ll blather on and on about how the rich are a big part of the problems in our country. END
The creation of this new elite class of greedy Americans that have rights far beyond the rest of us is wrong. I pray that our new President, for all of the people, will eliminate this elite class of politicians from having special rights. All Americans should have equal rights as our Constitution and Bill of Rights provide. If the laws applied to these elites the Obama’s, Clinton’s, Sander’s, Bush’s and thousands more would be in jail. Unfortunately if us plain folks made money the same way the politicians do we would be in prison.
Sitting here writing this article I was thinking about the task of preparing the necessary information required to be sent to my CPA to prepare my 2016 tax filing. I have a Master’s Degree in Business and there is no way I could possibly fill out the some 50 pages of information required by the IRS each year. I am 86 years old and worked hard for 50 years saving enough to supplement our Federal Entitlement payment that I started paying into when I was eight years old in 1938. I have Neuropathy in both feet and lower legs, bone on bone problems in both knees. I have high blood pressure, severe water retention problems, sleep apnea and take about 25 total pills at 5 different times of the day. My memory is waning and I use notes and an Amazon Echo to help me remember things like I have a dental appointment next Tuesday, I saw the doctor this week, I have blood work week after next and I also help my wife of 56 years remember her requirements.
If I went out and shot a Democratic politician in the butt, plead guilty to save a trial, they would let me go to prison in East Texas close to where I live because I did not kill him. No more income tax filing, paying for my medicine, good doctors, groceries, and even TV. I would have doctors far better than at the VA as I served nearly 5 years in the US Navy starting at age 17. I am too old to drink, don’t smoke, can’t walk long distances and if you ever reach 86 you will find out there are many more things you used to do that are now impossible. My kids would no longer feel guilty for not visiting much anymore. When I croaked my family would not have to pay to cremate or bury me and my wife might have enough money left to pass on to our kids?
I only used this scenario to make a point as I would never want to ever be away from my partner and wife, Norma, for 56 years. Another misconception I used was I would never find a Democratic politician in East Texas and my legs would not let me drive to Austin, Dallas or Houston where all of the Democrats live in Texas. C Brewer