One of the fundamental tenets of liberalism is the utter contempt for the rich and the fruits of their labor: all that money.This disdain is often evidenced by the left’s constant call for wealth redistribution, part of their whole “you’ve made enough money, let’s give what you’ve worked hard for to Joe Schmoe over there who’s too busy binge watching Netflix to get a job,” schtick.
Of course, when a progressive is the rich fat cat, suddenly the tune changes. This brilliantly done cartoon explains it all perfectly:
Oh the hypocrisy!That’s right, Mr. You’ve-Made-Enough is set to make an absolute FORTUNE from his speech and book deals.
From The Independent:
Former President Barack Obama is making the most of his first 100 days out of office and is already set to make at least $800,000 from just two speeches this year.Mr Obama met up with presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin on Thursday at the A&E Networks advertising upfront at the Pierre Hotel and was rewarded $400,000 for a 90-minute interview with her in front of advertisers for the cable network.
That marks the second known speech for that amount since leaving the White House alongside one planned for September sponsored by a Wall Street bank that sparked criticism earlier this week.The former president was criticised earlier this week by several people when it was discovered that he had signed on for the upcoming Wall Street speech.
Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has focused on Wall Street reform and banking regulations in the Senate and was assigned by Mr Obama to help run the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said that she was “troubled” by the $400,000 revelation.
Gee, wonder how much of his cash he’s planning to give away to those who need it, since, you know, he’s made enough to support himself and his family?
[Note: This article was written by Michael Cantrell]