Michael “Winey” Weinstein can be heard every Sunday evening on The Mike&Winey Show on News Talk 92.3 KTAR from 5-7 PM. (www.mike&winey.com).
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To quote the sergeant from Forrest Gump, "Are you stupid or what?" Mikey: Ayn Rand is fiction. Always was, always will be. No one, I repeat infinity, no one wants to "outlaw the private sector." I realize it's a nice catch phrase amongst you mouth breathers, but there's no truth to it. Not now, not ever.
As for the trip, gee, where were you when Laura Bush went on diplomatic trips? How about Barbara Bush? It's what First Lady's do. Laura Bush made almost the same trip, with a safari. Where was your outrage then?
Oh yeah, they're Republicans.
Yes, First Lady's have always traveled. In my 54 years, America has not been in the financial straits that it currently finds itself. You would think the Obama's' would recognize this and set an example and curtail the lavish lifestyle and act like leaders instead of prima donnas. No, it's easier to act like King Farouk and then blame it all on Bush.
This guy repeats everything the Right Wing Scream Machine puts out there. The Obamas paid for the trip to Spain (minus the air costs). First Ladies have been doing this for years -- Mrs. Bush took one of her daughter to France for 10 days on our dime. And took both daughters on a wait for it, wait for it . . . African safari.
Think "Whiney" made a big deal out of that on his "No one listens to it" talk show?
You wanna talk entitlement? How about all those Wall Streeters who games the system, almost destroyed our economy, then made out like bandits when we bailed them out, because they were somehow "entitled" to bonuses?
No, "Whiney" won't even touch that, because his masters don't want him to.
What about the kind of "entitlement mentality" that says I need to purchase my 7th home which I'll barley see rather than pay my employees enough to feed their family and pay basic bills without government assistance? What about the entitlement mentality that takes money that is owed for 4% worth of taxes and place it offshore because they feel that it is "theirs" but whether or not it is truly "theirs" is up for debate. The Obamas are wealthy on their own, they can afford trips and I'd have to say Michelle Obama is one of the most down to Earth, practical, mindful first ladies there has ever been. Why bother in the attempt to appear to write anything, why not just post the talking points memo and be done with it? Thumbs down.
The Obamas have to make all their trips quickly because he won't be president after 2012 and won't be able to take trips on our dime. Wonder how many more trips they will take with the time remaining in his one term?
Just more of the same old right wing drivel...rich people telling rich people to tell the middle class to blame the poor.
This country was built on a progressive tax model and the social contract that building a middle class was the best, peaceful way to become a viable, equitable, sustainable society.
The Obama's are hypocrites and vitriol seems to be the preferred choice of liberals that support their views. I for one am disgusted by the Obama's, their cronies, and their actions.
The media has directed attention of our economy to the big banks. But if you study the financial problems roots lie with the federal government - not the big banks. The financial mess started with Barney Frank & Chris Dodd insisting that everyone own a home when the fact is NOT EVERYONE can afford a home. Doesn't matter. You can't afford it - that's okay - we'll provide it anyway! And if the banks didn't follow the lending standards set down by these crooks, their bank would be subject to draconian measures for not following the government rules.
Along with little Timmy getting a trophy just because he showed up to class whether he deserves it or not - that's the message that liberals have corrupted our society with in our educational system and political rhetoric.
Michelle can pretend she's every woman by shopping at Target. I'll take Laura Bush - a class act - any day of the week.
I like MICHAEL WEINSTEIN"S common sense comments. Keep it coming.
Maybe the focus shoul have been on Eric Holders recent trip that was taken between his lies to congress. Should have been impeached or removed before he could have spent that money. Obama still supports his Attorney General, WHAT AN OUTRAGE>
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