During the Presidential campaign last year, a lot of people derided Sarah Palin for supposedly saying “I can see Russia from my house!” Trouble was, she didn’t say any such thing; Tina Fey did on Saturday Night Live:
And when I pointed out Barack Obama claiming he’d visited 57 states, someone tried to claim it was a play on words. They said he was making a reference to the primaries. Here we have it, from the horse’s mouth, AFTER he thinks before speaking:
We just elected this guy to be our President. Obama and the Democrats are talking about universal government-run health care, such as they have in Japan, Canada, Great Britain and Spain. Ask some of the people there what they think. You have regular chances if you live up North–Canadians come into the US regularly for health care that they can’t get in their country’s universal health care system. Need a transplant? You’re screwed. Just this week, a man on a bicycle was badly injured in an accident in Japan. When paramedics arrived, they were able to stabilize him, but they spent an hour sitting at the scene trying to haggle with hospitals on who would take him. Fourteen different hospitals turned them down, and by the time they got the victim to a hospital, he had deteriorated to the point that he couldn’t be resuscitated. Is that the kind of situation we want here in America?
I also gotta ask, if paying taxes is so patriotic, then why are so many of Obama’s cabinet nominees being challenged on the basis that they were caught NOT paying their taxes? First, Tom Daschle was nominated for secretary of health and human services, despite the fact that he’d accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars from healthcare industry bigwigs who stand to profit from the right person in that position. Then it comes out that he failed to pay taxes for a car and personal chauffeur that were donated to him by a political supporter. THEN, when he came out and said, “sorry, it was a flub and I’ve paid it,” it comes out that there were MORE taxes he skipped out on, so to avoid any further microscoping of his finances he backed down from the nomination. Tim Geithner, Obama’s nominee for Treasury Secretary, was so meticulous he “flubbed” to the tune of $43,000 on his self-employment taxes. He finally coughed up about $25,000 of it after his nomination. Where was the Republican party when he was being voted on? Oh, yeah, they were drooling over him. NOW, Nancy Killefer, Obama’s nominee for Chief Performance Officer, has withdrawn from her nomination after it’s been discovered that she had been slapped with a tax lien on her home for failure to pay taxes for unemployment compensation–for her maids. I love elite Democrat patriotism.
And today, via Michelle Malkin, we have Nancy Pelosi, the beloved Democrat Speaker of the House, giving us the most depressing news ever:
Wow. Way to Know Your Power, Nancy. Five hundred million jobs a month? That comes out to six billion jobs lost annually. Trouble is, there’s only two billion people in the United States–that includes the disabled and children who don’t work. Oops. They’re just numbers, right?
Don’t forget, according to Joe Biden, JOBS is a three-letter word.