Last Thursday, I received another startling communication from Jim Messina, Chairman of the President’s not-for profit social welfare group “Organizing for Action” (OFA). Apparently the looming sequester cuts had Mr. Messina and President Obama in a frenzied panic and they requested my signature on a petition (http://my.barackobama.com/Tell-the-GOP-to-Act) opposing the implementation of the cuts as well as a $25 dollar donation to Obama’s OFA, the “grassroots movement that will get the job done.”
To quote Mr. Messina from his anti-sequester e-mail:
“This has real consequences. On the chopping block are 10,000 teaching jobs, more than 70,000 kids’spots in Head Start, $35 million for local fire departments, $43 million to make sure seniors don’t go hungry, and access to nutrition assistance for 600,000 women and their families. That’s just a few of the things we’ll lose.” He adds: “all because they (Republicans) don’t want to close tax loopholes for millionaires, billionaires, vacation homes, and corporate jets. Seriously.”
As per White House instructions, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) plans to begin releasing 1000 detained illegal aliens per week—remember these are serious felons—back into American communities. Public tours of the White House, given by volunteers, are now officially canceled, and FDA (Fish, Poultry and Meat) inspectors are set to be furloughed so that Americans are made to understand the severity of what Mr. Messina’s e-mail describes as “sledgehammer” cuts under the Republican caused sequester.
In a recent article by Alex Pappas at the “Daily Caller,” Pappas references “Presidential Perks Gone Royal” by Robert Gray. According to Pappas’ research, last year, the American taxpayer spent $1.4 billion to maintain and provide for the opulent lifestyle enjoyed by our nation’s First Family, which includes “everything from staffing, housing, flying, and entertaining President Obama, and the First Family.” Incidentally, that also includes regular transportation and entertaining of Mr. Messina and his grassroots group’s fundraisers at “Organizing for Action.”
White House occupants and guests also enjoy a 24-hour live-in movie projectionist (actually bunks at the White House just in case somebody wants to watch a movie on-demand) and $102,000 salaried Walker/Handler for the first family’s $1600 hypoallergenic dog, “Bo.” White House sources could not confirm if turd cleanup falls within the job description of a White House dog walker, but belly scratching is mandatory. Actually, it is possible Bo’s handler is a U.S. Secret Service Agent.
All U.S. Presidents in recent history have enjoyed creature comforts most Americans will never experience. What is truly astonishing is the rate of unregulated White House spending growth Obama has pursued since his first inauguration. At a time when America has record debt and deficits for entitlements supporting our nation’s unemployed and working poor; President Obama has increased White House staffing (Czars) by 50%, pays the highest wages in history, and runs around in Air Force 1 “with the frequency of a scheduled airline” all to campaign for public support of his vision for America.
Someone should remind Jim Messina that Air Force 1, the biggest and most expensive private luxury jet on the planet, costs 180,000 taxpayer dollars per hour to operate. Moreover, the Obama/Messina grassroots fundraising cartel, with IRS 501(c) (4) not-for profit status “Organizing for Action,” does not pay any taxes and is only required to reimburse the taxpayer the market value of a first class commercial ticket for certain un-official passengers.
In the City of Chicago, Obama’s hometown, starting pay for a teacher is $50,577, a rookie Fireman receives $31,000 in straight time pay, and a probationary cop gets $43,000 per year. Food Stamp benefits (SNAP) per individual recipient are $190 per month or $2280 per year. Recent reports suggest that government-funded daycare disguised as Pre-K education, what they like to call “Head start” is a complete waste of taxpayer “investment” and the program requires reform or elimination.
To this writer, every hour the President is out flying around the country, in our luxury jet, selling his class warfare rhetoric and playing golf, six fewer cops are preventing crimes, 3 teachers will not teach an Obama touted “Head start” class and 947 mothers or children will go without their monthly SNAP benefits in President Obama’s hometown. Yet somehow, the Obama State Department has promised the Muslim Brotherhood run Egyptian government foreign aid payments totaling $250 million dollars. Roughly, that translates to 5000 fewer teachers, 5813 less Police Officers protecting our neighborhoods and 8064 Firemen not available to respond to calls for help from Americans in need.
In summary, President Obama is a thief, a liar and a spoiled sore loser. If the minority and female voters in this country do not realize that this President is pimping them out like $2 whores they deserve everything they have coming when the weight of our crushing National Debt, and our insane Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing/money printing enterprise comes crashing down around the most corrupt and dishonest White House in U.S. history.
Should be interesting to see what the overpaid Obama suck-up Jim Messina will have to say about that in his next e-mail.