Wednesday, June 3, 2009

You Make the Sacrifice, Not Me

By: Kelli Krauss

General Motors is now owned by the government which has a majority 60 percent ownership. We the taxpayers will be pumping another 30 billion dollars into GM and this is on top of the 20 billion they have already received.

Upon the government takeover of the 100 year old car company, our President, Barack Obama said this, "I will not pretend the hard times are over. More jobs will be lost. More plants will close. More dealerships will shut their doors, and so will many parts suppliers. But I want you to know that what you're doing is making a sacrifice for the next generation . . . so that your children and all of our children can grow up in an America that still makes things, that still builds cars, that still strives for a better future."

We can't forget what the President said while talking about possible tax increases in an interview with George Stephanopoulos “Everybody’s going to have to give,” Obama said. “Everybody’s going to have to have some skin in the game.”

On the eve of making a speech about sacrifice to GM employees, how some will lose their jobs but they need to look at the big picture and help the next generation, President Obama and his lovely wife, Michelle, flew to New York city for a "date night." They had a cozy dinner, took in a Broadway show and then jetted back to D.C. Not a cheap trip when you tally up everything that had to be flown there and shut down for them. I bet there are a lot of GM employees that would have liked to take their wives on a "date night" to New York at the taxpayers expense.

Only a true elitist would say you sacrifice your job and income, but don't forget to pay taxes on any income you do earn to pay for the bailout we are giving the company that demolished your job and to pay for my extravagant and overindulgent "date night."

Let's not forget how Obama scolded corporate executives when he said: "You can't get corporate jets. You can't go take a trip to Las Vegas, or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers' dime."

Give me a break! Now the defense will start. Hey, President Bush took vacations and went on trips!! Yes, yes he did, but not all the while lecturing the taxpayers on how they need to have "skin in the game" and to "sacrifice" their job and income for the next generation. I, as I am sure most people, do not begrudge the President and First Lady for wanting a date night, but was there not a suitable place in Washington, D.C. that night?

Then comes the argument that he promised his wife while campaigning that he would take her to a Broadway show. To that I say, could he not have said this, "No honey, you can't go to that Broadway show. Times are hard and I need to set an example. But I want you to know that what you're doing is making a sacrifice for the next generation . . . so that your children and all of our children can grow up in an America that still makes things, that still builds cars, that still strives for a better future. So they can be taxed and pay for a President's extravagant date night."


Anonymous said...


Have you folks become so bitter that even a date night with the wife is a sin with you folks?

Despite your comments, the public did not pay for his "date". The public did pay for his transportation, and his security just like they do every single day that he is President.

Rick Beagle

Kelli Krauss said...


Rick, you either did not fully understand what I wrote or you are so blinded by your own liberal double standard that you just don't get. I specifically said, for the simpleminded like you, that I would never have a problem with a sitting President having a date night and certainly never labeled it a "sin". What I call him on is his inability live and reflect what he calls on us to do. I would call that hypocrisy. As far as who actually paid for the dinner and Broadway show, that was not my point either. Yes, the public did pay for his transportation and security, which was a lot more for a trip to New York than a night in D.C. I could really care less where or what he does on a date night. But when he flashed around like that, spending taxpayer money unnecessarily on the eve of telling thousands of GM employees that they will lose their job and income, but they need to sacrifice that for the better of the country, that to me is appalling.

Kelli Krauss

Anonymous said...


I just read your comments, and to be honest, they are as absurd as your article. When confronted with your own ignorance, it is better to put the shovel down rather than keep digging....

How exactly is Obama responsible for the loss of jobs at GM? That comment alone shows you haven't a freaking clue, but you have me curious. Explain yourself....

Rick Beagle

Kelli Krauss said...

Once again, your idea of read is in question here. Where in my writing did I say that Obama was responsible for the loss of jobs at GM? Again, not my point.

I suggest you take a class on reading comprehension. That might serve you well in your pursuit of mediocre, liberal knowledge.

Gook Luck!!

Bravo33 said...

Wormtongue aka Beagle will always come here and post rubbish. His goal is not to engage in a mature debate of ideas. His intention is to impugn the character of people who post ideas that conflict with his bitter and misguided notions.

He calls you ignorant and your post absurd. Yet he does not point out what exactly it is that makes it absurd and you ignorant.

When he is called out on his obviously moronic behavior, he simply redirects the argument onto other issues. He never addresses the fallacies of his ideas when they are so eloquently shoved back in that gaping hole in his face.

Beagle, you don't have the brains God gave a goat. Obama calls on everyone in this country to make sacrifices, CONTINUALLY. His behavior indicates that he does not feel that he needs to carry out what he is telling everyone else to do. That is a case of, Do as I say, not as I do. If you actually served in the military, then you would understand how this is problematic. Personally, I think you are full of bovine excrement.

M Arbelo said...

I think your point is well taken Kelli - at least by me. This kind of elitism is true to his nature as well as the nature of his arrogant constituents and cronies.

Anonymous said...

Great post Kelli!

Mr. Beagle - I picture you sitting at your computer spewing spittle all over the screen while attempting a witty comeback.

Liberals love to respond with venom because you have no original thoughts.

Start your own blog - give us your wonderful thoughts - stop being an ankle biter.

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