A Student Vignette From the Mos Eisley Claire McCaskill School of Scum and Villainy

When his smug little mug starts talking, my eyes glaze over red, but I think I handle my rage and disgust with far better aplomb than…oh…say…the President does. (Like, I never mention “hostage”. Yeah. I can take pressure.)

I just do NOT get where this utter and complete disdain for all things hardworking and legitimately earned comes from. Again, we’re not talking MILLIONAIRES here! We’re talking hard working COUPLES ~ that’s TWO folks getting into a car every day to make that ONE relatively modest number number ~ and you’d think he was a Bolshevik talking about Nicholas from the ghastly way he mocks their lives with his ‘bucket of tears for them’, to denigrating their efforts (“They have $14,000 after taxes every month!” – clearly a crime in his eyes.) and onward! Are they supposed to be ashamed that they (combined, mind you) BOTH work, BOTH went to school, have college degrees (and student loans to pay, according to the piece), have a 401K, a newer car, a house (underwater, according to the piece), two kids (who need to eat and actually wear clothes, according to the piece)? According to WeaselDick on the right…yes. Filthy Whiny Suburban Slime need to shut up and hand over the cash.

HOW does one develop this WARPED sense of being annointed judge and jury for determining an arbitrary number for the cut-off of achieving the American dream? They are redefining what constitutes that American dream…within THEIR ever shrinking “dream” parameters. Remember…?

Obama: “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money

….and we’ll let you know what that number is in just a sec….got it. $250K.

There’s your “dream”, assholes.

I can see 2012 from my house. Oh, you betcha.

UPDATE: Let me expound on points my dear friend Dave E. makes in the comments, namely that these mythical couples’ $250K wasn’t an instantaneous money dump. It came after years of work and planning. As Dave says, “I started my first full time job at $6.00/hour. I’ve done my time salaried at $30K, or $40K and so on.

Since WHEN is $250K the IMPOSSIBLE dream? As I’ve been saying from the second they laid that “number” out as the line of demarcation ~ WAIT A FRICKIN’ MINUTE!!! EVERY AMERICAN has the RIGHT to think he can achieve that income someday, somehow, if he works hard, because…THIS IS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA…right? We ALL can GET at least there, right? Wasn’t that the plan, and isn’t THAT what makes us different and has all those people hopping border fences and paddling boats to get here? (As opposed to all the boatloads paddling away, lined up for the first flight out and the hoards crossing madly INTO Mexico and Canada…NOT.)

Who the HELL are they to make you feel like some kind of societal LEECH for aspiring ~ and finally achieving ~ that goal by dint of your own sweat and tears? (As opposed to sitting in a tenement with your hand out or in a liberal think tank condemning the taxpayers who financed your “Bright Futures” scholarships, I mean.)

Oh, I’m snortin’ fire on this.

9 Responses to “A Student Vignette From the Mos Eisley Claire McCaskill School of Scum and Villainy”

  1. Gary from Jersey says:

    Dialectical materialism, AKA class warfare, infests this little man’s soul. Stalin used to shoot people like him.

  2. Yojimbo says:

    And don’t forget the “means testing”!!!

    And just to make you feel better about people like this….. The government is starting to manufacture clowns like this with the takeover of the student loan program. If you go into “preferred” programs like gov’t or nonprofits you can get your student loans reduced or eliminated. Critical pathways. Y’all have a nice day.

  3. Dave E. says:

    The thing that pisses me off most about the $250/$200K level being called rich is that a lot of the people who achieve that level of earnings do so only after decades of working up to it. I wouldn’t feel guilty at all about making $200K right now and wanting to keep as much as I could for retirement because you know what? I started my first full time job at $6.00/hour. I’ve done my time salaried at $30K, or $40K and so on. People like Callahan act as if most people earn that kind of money their entire lives. Well most of them don’t. It takes a long time and a lot of work, or a lot of risk, or years of education and debt to get there. Once they do get there, we shouldn’t reward that effort by punishing them.

  4. major dad says:

    I think it would be a great show of support for the prez if all the lefty millionaires/billionaires, I’m talking you hollywood and Soros, took it upon themselves to pay all that money they are saving to the IRS. Ha! Fat chance. 250K is not all that much in a lot of places in this country. I would take my salary and stay down here than take 250K and live in L.A. or N.Y. city.

  5. tree hugging sister says:

    EXACTLY, Dave.

  6. Yojimbo says:

    And if that person made 250K from year one? Good for them that someone values their services to that extent right from the beginning.

  7. JeffS says:

    Gary, why should Stalin have the monopoly on that?

  8. nightfly says:

    Ms. Sister – those who achieve much through virtue of their determination in a hard task, are an affront and a reproach to others. That this guy has a higher yearly income than many of the hard workers doesn’t really enter the equation – he’s come by it in an approved manner, they’ve kept it very selfishly to provide for their own families, and whatever causes they see fit, rather than for the benefit of Those Who Know Better.

    People like that are dangerous: much more resistant to manipulation through guilt and browbeating. The only way to get to them is to take what they’ve earned, making them work for the State rather than themselves. That’s where all this talk of “making enough” and “selfishness” comes from. They probably don’t believe 10% of it, but it’s useful to mask their personal envy and professional desire to run other people’s lives.

  9. Jim - PRS says:

    That asshole, as do all “Progressives,” that all money belongs to the government in the first instance and that it is the government that determines how much you can/should have. In addition, the notion that there is a “cost” involved in letting people keep more of their own money drives me nuts.

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