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Friday, 04 January 2013

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Mannie Sherberg
I wonder if the Specious Spellbinder's spell will still be intact once the average Joe and Josephine see their latest paychecks -- with the new payroll deductions. If anything will bring down this guy's ballooning popularity, it should be the ordinary citizen's realization that lower take-home pay is now a permanent fact of life. If that stark reality doesn't do the job, nothing will.
Elan
Not only are the expenses in line with those of previous presidents (you have no idea what a fine vacation costs in Crawford), but Obama deserves a rest after all his hard work last year on deficit reduction (and pivot-turning toward jobs). When you think about it, we should be thanking him.
Yael
Mannie, I agree and look forward to the day that the sleeping giant wakes up. It's not just the sinking take-home pay, it's also the rise in cost of living. I just got a notice from the water company that they're raising rates 21% -- and my sewer bill ("city fees") have risen from $15/mo in 2005 to nearly $100 now. To paraphrase The Won, I do think that at some point, enough is enough... or as my mother-in-law used to say (in Yiddish): "Enough is too much already."
Yael
Elan, I will have to get you your own copy of that picture:) Now if I could just get it autographed!
Mannie Sherberg
Yael -- It does seem that whatever folly Obama perpetrates, the populace refuses to sour on the guy. If anything can get them to see the error of their ways, it should be the inexorable shrinking of their wallets. Sooner or later, people have to start asking, "When does something shrink into nothing? How much longer can this go on?" And once they realize that it's going to go on until January of 2017, they may come to understand that -- for their own self-preservation -- they'd better vote for the GOP candidate in 2016. Who knows? We may yet see the day when tens of millions of Americans stick their heads out of windows and shriek for all the world to hear: "Enough is too much already!"

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