We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Continuing to follow up on what can be learned of Barack Obama's tenure as the Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), evaluations of the program during his tenure available on line demonstrate that in his only real executive test, Barack Obama was a dismal failure squandering millions of dollars on education programs which had basically no real effect.
The Townhall article starts out a bit oddly. I have no problem with the UHO collectors keeping some money, nor do I have a problem with the UHO management clearing $100k per year in Manhattan. Why? Because, and I can attest to this, $100k in Manhattan (or in the surrounding suburbs) is middle class.
I make only slightly more than this, and with a family of 4 (2 kids), living in this area is VERY TIGHT. I can barely afford my mortgage, and my entire savings for the future is a 401(k) which I cannot fund fully.
I'm sorry that people in the rest of the country think $100k in New York is "rich" - I remember Hillary Clinton once sayint this. But it is not. It is not even remotely rich here.
On the other hand, if these head honchos are single and have rent-controlled apartments, then they are doing pretty well. I still wouldn't call them rich by any stretch, but they live a pretty good life.
That said, the gist of the article remains accurate - I'm just tired of the misunderstandings of income that this nation is beset with. If I had my income in Charleston, SC or South Bend, Indiana - yes, I'd be wealthy. If I lived 3 hours west of NYC and didn't have to commute - yes, I'd be wealthy.
But here, commuting 1 1/2 hours a day for the "PLEASURE" of working in Manhattan - I am decidedly middle class, thank you.
The bomb suspect story gives Barry an opportunity to blame Bush for how well “the system worked”. The bad guys were released to art therapy under the previous administration. “Another nice mess you’ve gotten me into, George!”
Hillsdale has long been a favorite venue for conservative thinkers to unveil a new speech to announce a new initiative or policy. Ronald Reagan most famously, but many others too. Here's a quickie Bing search that points to some Reagan speeches --the texts as well as the performances on You Tube.
Dunno whether to watch 'em or not --will they lift up, as usual? Or will they cast down, rubbing it in that where we are and what we have today could hardly have fallen farther from the Ronald Reagan ideal, and still remain here on planet Earth.