Friday, January 29, 2010

Equality - Obama style

As the Constitution says, everyone is equal. But as Orwell says, some are more equal than others. Despite his "experience" as a Constitutional lawyer, Obama seems to lean toward the Animal Farm definition.

Take student loans for example. Here's his idea about repayment:
"And let's tell another one million students that when they graduate, they will be required to pay only 10 percent of their income on student loans, and all of their debt will be forgiven after 20 years –- and forgiven after 10 years if they choose a career in public service, because in the United States of America, no one should go broke because they chose to go to college."

(ACTUALLY, ALL OF THEIR DEBT WILL BE PASSED ON TO THEIR GRANDCHILDREN, BUT THAT CONCEPT ESCAPES OBAMA ALTOGETHER. How things have changed. It used to be that grandparents tried to help the grandkids with college.)

So, you get an extra perk for public service. Not only did the Prez deep-six that outmoded American ideal of paying your own way, he's given government workers another 50% discount on top of it.

Read it again. If you work for the private sector for 20 years at an average of $50K/year, you will pay back $100K.

But if you work for the gub-mint, you're done at $50K. That's Obama's equality for you.

But wait, if you work for a gub-mint agency you are also more likely to have...
...a paid pension program
...better health insurance at lower cost to you
...collective bargaining, even for professionals (AFSCME, NEA or SEIU)
...more paid holidays
...stimulus money to preserve your job

Now, why would Obama offer these extra benefits to public employees?

Here's a hint: Check Barry's own resume. And Michelle's. And the people he surrounds himself with.