“Let Them Eat Food Stamps!”

Posted September 24th, 2011 by Iron Mike

A bridge too far?  A bracelet too much?
Obama Stuck on Stupid?

Obama wants what he wants – when he wants it!  It is the would-be dictator in him.  Thursday he flew Air Force One once again – to Cincinnati – to DEMAND that Congress pass a spending bill for another ‘shovel ready project‘ – fixing the 47 year-old Brent Spencer Bridge over the Ohio River.

Just one problem:

  The bridge is NOT in any immediate danger. 

It’s NOT SCHEDULED for repairs for several more years.  It was transparently clear that this trip was nothing more than another ‘campaign stop photo-op‘ on Obama’s 4-year re-election campaign.

So while he was demagoguing a bridge and Speaker John Boehner and Senator Mitch McConnell, the stock market was dropping 500 points before closing down 391.

Seems like a really bad week to have given Michelle a $42K diamond bracelet – with the nation still suffering 9.1% unemployment and 15.1% on food stamps.

Imperial tackiness?   “Let them eat food stamps!”

   /s/   Iron Mike
   Old Soldier, – Still Good for Parts!


11 Responses to ““Let Them Eat Food Stamps!””

  1. Ryan

    Maybe Obama wanted to fix the bridge early. Maybe it really needed to be done. You wouldn’t see bush doing this when he was president. He didn’t care about the small towns. And about the diamond? That’s his own business. Not ours.
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    Sure it’s his business Ryan. No arguement there.

    But everything a pResident does is public; – so with so many out of work, – so many being foreclosed, – why did he have to be so PUBLIC with it? Once he goes public with it, – it becomes our business too.

  2. Ryan

    An Update: A 2010 survey ranks Barack Obama as the 15th best president and George W. Bush among the worst.


    Really Ryan? How’s your 401K doing? Know anybody out of work? Know anybody being forclosed? Got any Black friends? What’s their unemployment rate?

    Since your list of the ’10 worst’ failed to include Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and LBJ, – I guess the poll must have been taken by the Democratic Party?

  3. Ryan

    I’m a socialist. Wiki said this about capitalism; capitalism requires continual economic growth, and that it will inevitably deplete the finite natural resources of the Earth. Also stated quotes Marxists have advocated a revolutionary overthrow of capitalism that would lead to socialism, before eventually transforming into communism.

  4. Ryan

    So good luck with your capitalism!

  5. Ryan

    I personally cannot wait for our revolution. And overthrow capitalism. Everyone will be equal.

    Tell us Ryan, . . . why you want everybody to be ‘equal’, as opposed to everybody reaching their own fullest potential?

    Socialism is generally the first resort of the weak, the inept, the lazy, and the jealous.

  6. Ryan

    Well that’s what the USA is isn’t it? Lazy. We will be there. I work. This country was not founded on capitalist ideals. Quote “the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism—ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power.” Thomas Jefferson said: ” I hope we shall crush … in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country”.

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    So, you believe this country is ‘lazy’?

  7. Ryan

    That’s your capitalism. Jefferson is right.

    Call it a night Ryan – 7 comments and you’ve added very little to the conversation.

    Come back when you have something to say – or we’ll toss you into the spam bucket.

  8. Ryan

    My socialist friends will be commenting.
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    Socialists don’t have ‘friends’ Ryan. They have Komrads, bosses, party bosses, fellow workers, and breeding partners. Friendship requires freedom of choice.

  9. State of Reason

    God forbid we fix something before it falls down. We learned a lesson about that here in Minneapolis a few years ago. Do you need a list of the thousands of bridges that are in dangerous disrepair?

    Do you have any evidence that he just got her that bracelet? Or that it cost $42k? or are you just making shit up? If he did, great! You Republicans are always insisting tax cuts on the rich are going to get us out of this bad economy but it only works if they spend it. There’s no question Obama’s rich so I hope he spends all of his money. I don’t care what he spends it on. It’s his money.

  10. Ryan H.

    If Mr. Obama wants to demand that a bridge that is falling apart gets fixed immediately he should come to Portland OR and tell us to fix the stupid Sellwood Bridge.

  11. Ryan H.

    About Obama buying a $42k bracelet. He made millions of dollars off of selling his books. Shouldn’t he create some jobs by buying shit then? He is a millionaire so ipso facto he isn’t rich, he is a job creator.