Why should Obama be reelected? Is it because he bullshits us all so well? I don't care how people like him personally, I know plenty of folks come off as likable, but it's the evidence of their actions, words and character that matter the most. And Obama is not an anti-politician, he is an uber-politican. Here's a reminder of his blatant capacity to talk to suit his momentary goal, not to retain any ethical ground (but to look like he is).
Promises, promises, promises. Broken, breaking... BROKE.
Being broke means nothing if you work for the General Services Administration. Or, any government bureaucracy that isn't being pressured by an ethical chief, or the public, to watch their expenses.
The US Congress provided themselves raises after 2008's economic crash, despite the obvious. Yet, the current leadership is chastising the GSA leadership for their outrageous event spending. Perhaps they could lead by example.
There are different types of "entitlement", and in government, budget tightening is based on politics, not economic conditions of the general population. It seems that the essentials for the citizens, such as education and law enforcement, are what suffer. Not travel plans.
Hypocrisy reigns in politics, everyone may accept. It is not acceptable, however. It is illness.
The Obama speech at Concord Community High School in Elkhart, Indiana was very early in his campaign for reelection -- err, early in his administration. Forget that these comments put off some Vegas folks, such as the city mayor, and consider Obama's intended CONTEXT. The most inauthentic part, the most empty-promise-filled elements, are his vow and ethical posturing.
The recent outrage over GSA waste is merely an open wound from a preexisting condition that is preventable. How many other wasteful trips have there been? By how many other agencies?
... it affects towns like Elkhart, so we're going to do something strengthen the banking system. But, you know, you are not going to be able to give out these big bonuses until you've paid taxpayers back. You can't get corporate jets -- (applause) -- you can't go take a trip to Las Vegas or go down to the Super Bowl on the taxpayers' dime. (Applause.) There's got to be some accountability and some responsibility, and that's something that I intend to impose as President of the United States.
Well done, Mr. President. Well done.
Via eMilitary: http://www.emilitary.org/article.php?aid=14117
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- jR, aka @AirFarceOne (Twitter)