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One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors. -- Plato (429-347 BC)

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Quote Of The Week

We upgraded Bob Parks Quote of the Day to Quote of the Week:
Don’t go into corporate America. You know, become teachers. Work for the community. Be social workers. Be a nurse. Those are the careers that we need, and we’re encouraging our young people to do that.
Michelle Obama, to a group of women at a local day care center in Zanesville, Ohio
However, according to Byron York at National Review . . .
What she doesn’t mention is that the helping industry has treated her pretty well. In 2006, the Chicago Tribune reported that Mrs. Obama’s compensation at the University of Chicago Hospital, where she is a vice president for community affairs, jumped from $121,910 in 2004, just before her husband was elected to the Senate, to $316,962 in 2005, just after he took office. And that does not count the money Mrs. Obama receives from serving on corporate boards.

Mrs. Obama also bemoaned the amount of money she has to spend — nearly one-third of the median household income in Zanesville — on piano, dance, and other lessons for her two children. But she was grateful for the concern her husband's supporters have shown for her. "Everywhere I go, no matter what, the women in the audience, their first question for me is, 'How on earth are you managing it, how are you keeping it all together?'" she told the women.
What a typical, liberal hypocrite.
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Blogger Bill Smith / Editor said...

Michelle Obama encouraging people to avoid corporate America was both hypocritical and disappointing. This is where they could contribute to the production and solutions for today and the future and be rewarded for their efforts. Her encouragement for everyone to be social workers, nurses, etc. (although worthy careers) set them (often women)on a path to work primary in the markets that liberals continue to try and regulate and to fund with federal dollars.

The more people become dependent on government funded jobs, the more they will be tied to the liberal programs and agenda. An example is the person who approves people for food stamps. If he/she does not seek out more and more people to receive food stamps and more people are not added, he/she looses their job. The worker becomes dependent on securing potential clients for these government funded programs. Some are tempted and succumb to "bending the rules" to qualify people. Many of these workers become trapped in their jobs dependent on the funding from the federal government verses being able to share in the solutions for tomorrow and the rewards of success in the corporate world.

3/01/2008  
Anonymous Gary Fouse said...

Interesting how Michelle Obama has benefitted from an Ivy League university education and has been treated very well by corporate America-especially after Barack became a senator-and she disparages the very system that made her a success.

3/02/2008  
Anonymous Kyle said...

The presumption that working for corporate America is somehow antithetical to "serving the public interest" is absolutely absurd. Bill Gates and Warren Buffet are veritable icons of Capitalist Excess, and both have contributed staggering amounts to public works such as education for the impoverished and AIDS relief/research in Africa.

Without corporate America and the benefits it brings to local communities, we'd all be clamouring after subsistence handouts from the UK.

3/02/2008  

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