Obama Confuses Success With Luck, Calls Wealthy Americans ‘Society’s Lottery Winners’.
The irony of a professional politician decrying the accomplishments of those men and women who risk it all to become the “dream makers” and the backbone of our economy is stunning.
This same politician who has never held a private sector job, never had to make a payroll, or figure out how to get funding for the dream of owning a business, and perhaps coming to the realization that in order to make that dream come true he would need to gamble and perhaps risk all of his life savings so that dream might become a reality, and then to navigate that fledgling start-up through a maze of government regulations.
And then to hear that same politician (Obama) smugly declaring that “You didn’t build that someone else made that happen” Would be enough to send any businessman into a rage, and that’s exactly what this president, this community organizer thinks of the American businessman, as he once again doubled-down and declared these amazing individuals “societies lottery winners”.
The comments were made Tuesday at a poverty summit at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where, alluding to his longstanding proposal to raise taxes on “carried interest,” Obama said: “If we were able to close that loophole, I can now invest in early childhood education that will make a difference. That’s…where the question of compassion and ‘I’m my brother’s keeper’ comes into play. And if we can’t ask from society’s lottery winners to just make that modest investment, then, really, this conversation is for show.”
However the true “lottery winners” are the professional politicians like Obama along with countless legislators and political hacks that have systemically “gamed” the system for decades to become multimillionaires, cutting themselves sweetheart deals all at the taxpayer’s expense. It’s not by happenstance that almost 50% of lawmakers are millionaires compared with only 1-2% within the private sector.
Moreover the disproportion bulk of all taxes paid by the top 20% of wage earners is a staggering 84%. With those numbers perhaps a good place to start tightening those “loopholes” might be right there in the White House and in congress…right Mr. President?