Hillary Clinton claimed that, at the moment she and her husband were signing up for $18 million in book deals, that they were “dead broke.”
Harry Reid (who lives in the Ritz-Carlton Hotel) said liberals are getting bullied by Republican billionaires but the Democratic Party “doesn’t have many billionaires” behind it.
Joe Biden (family earnings: $407,000 last year plus a free house, driver, meals, etc.) claims he “I don’t own a single stock or bond. . . . I have no savings accounts . . . I’m the poorest man in Congress.” (Triple fail: Joe isn’t poor, isn’t in Congress and wouldn’t be the poorest member of it if he were.)
Right here in New York, we’ve learned that City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the daughter of a wealthy doctor who left a $6.7 million inheritance, took advantage of a no-interest loan intended for underprivileged New Yorkers to buy a Harlem townhouse. Then she forgot to declare the rental income on required city disclosure forms. The townhouse you and I helped buy her for $240,000 is today worth $1.2 million.
The more Democrats insist on their proletarian cred, the more absurd it gets. They’re no longer just holier than thou: Now they’re prolier than thou.
“Half a century later, Sir Alex Ferguson remains Old Labour in speech, if not always in deed, and talks with sincere warmth and lack of prolier-than-though piety (his family were blessed, he points out, with an inside toilet) about his upbringing.”
So you can’t have Millionaire and Billionaires (1%ers) proclaiming they do everything for the poor and that only they understand them, can you? 🙂
The fact that the richest people in Congress are mostly Democrats…And that Democrats ideas for “helping” the poor hurt the poor. But yet they still vote for them?
Reid is worth about $3 million to $6 million and declined to release his tax returns even as he was screaming about Mitt Romney’s. His statement that “we don’t have many billionaires” was wrong too. Politifact dug up 22 billionaires who have made campaign donations to super PACs lately. Most of them — 13 — sent their checks to liberal and Democratic groups.
And we’ll forget about his shady land deals too…. 🙂
Biden may have been the poorest member of the Senate (not all of Congress) when he was there, but his net worth is still somewhere in the $39,000 to $800,000 range, reported the Center for Responsive Politics.
Why do all these exceedingly well-off people keep trying to convince us we’ll see them at the dollar store?
Bill Clinton even said he “grocery shops” once a week. Yeah, that happens…
It’s all part of the increasingly delusional myth Democrats tell themselves that they are the tribunes of the middle class. In fact, their party is a strange two-headed beast — picture a Cerberus featuring the faces of Barbra Streisand and Lois Lerner.
They have to believe they are vastly superior to the “evil” that is anyone who isn’t them. So they must be better than what they say the “other side” is. Problem is, they aren’t.
That’s where Orwell’s Doublethink comes in. And the media campaign to convince blacks, poor people and the average middle class moron that they are the “enlightened” when in fact they are the darkness.
The Dems are a coalition of ultra-rich cultural-elite donors on the one hand and government employees and their clients on the other. In 2012, President Obama carried those earning under $50,000 by a wide margin. But Romney easily bested him among those over that threshold.
Ever wonder why the Democrats seem to want to keep people poor?
Or are so in favor of Open Borders.
But there’s another reason Democrats can’t talk about their wealth. It’s because they can’t say, “I made it big. Follow me and you can, too.”
Because that’s too Republican. The American Dream is vastly more Republican than these Democrats can admit to, so they don’t.
They just go with “Vote for me, The other guy’s an asshole” and the dumb asses fall for it.
Democrats earn their money in ways that aren’t available to most Americans. Yet even for Democrats, the Clintons got rich in an exotic way. They accumulated something like $100 million not by building a business or inventing something or even writing some hit songs. Their entire fortune came from political celebrity. (Their daughter has even accumulated $15 million by being the offspring of political celebrities. Or did you think NBC News paid her $600,000 a year because of her obvious broadcasting ability?)
If the Clintons had gotten rich inventing Facebook, that fortune would have spawned many others. But celebrity honoraria don’t work that way.
Drug dealers create more middle-class jobs than these people do.
So does the “evil” Oil Industry in North Dakota. 🙂
Moreover, both Clintons have given so many speeches to big-bucks interest groups that there are legions of fat cats who think Hillary owes them a favor should she reach the White House.
No, Hillary, contra your interview in The Guardian, you didn’t strike it rich by “hard work.” Swanning around the world staying in five-star hotels, reading speeches drafted by someone else and signing your name to books written by someone else is not exactly quarry labor. (NYP)
But Vote For me in 2016, because the Republican will be a rich, poor-hating,homophobic,racist,misogynist who hates all of humanity and only care about fat-cat millionaires and Corporate CEOs who just want oppress you and make money!…
Not the Democrats. 🙂