Economics Politics

Who Cares About Income Inequality?

President Obama points at growing income inequality and a decline in economic mobility as a “fundamental threat to the American dream.”

What he doesn’t say is that he is the cause of the inequality, that he has reduced the middle class’s income.
He also doesn’t admit that his divisive anti-rich rhetoric has caused the inequality to be more painful and exaggerated. That his isolating the rich as an unreachable island has made the poor feel more inadequate splashing around desperately in the murkiness of their own quicksand.
That his divisiveness has caused the poor to drown in their own envy, flapping their arms rather than doing the American crawl to success.
Instead of healing the wound between the rich and the poor Obama puts saltwater on it.  Perception becomes actuality and the poor are less happy with their lot thanks to his inherent projected jealousy.
Jealousy in a president is insanity.  In fact, it is disgusting.  Obama is supposed to be our Uncle Sam not our envious cousin Vinnie played by Joe Pesci in the movie, “My Cousin Vinnie.”  Obama has always hated the rich for their accomplishments.  He never looks in the mirror and realizes that he is rich and over- promoted. He is jealous of people who have one tenth of the prestige and power.  He is angry, bitter and self-loathing while he is also narcissistic and in love with himself.
Obama thinks income inequality is a big deal because it is to him.  Who cares about income inequality?  Not me. I was once upper class. Now I have a lower middle class income and I am not jealous of billionaires.  I have chosen my path in life (a boxing instructor) and I am happy with it.  God bless the billionaires who are happy with their dull work.
I am not jealous of financiers who have to spend boring hours each week making money.  I’d rather hit the heavy bag.  I believe in the beauty of life not the beauty of money.
When I was a teenager my dad used to tell me that a French waiter is happier than an American banker.  He said that happiness does not depend on wealth but that happiness is its own Ft. Knox.
Obama is a pig wallowing around in the concept of profit.  That might be rude of me but as they said about OJ Simpson if the pig skin fits he should wear it.
Obama pretends he is middle class but he is a millionaire. He refuses to give billionaires credit for what they earned. He is jealous, greedy and small.  He should give others their due.
He wants to take credit and empathy for being poor when he is rich.  He doesn’t know who he is.  He can’t understand how he was elected president when he had no qualifications.
middleclassHe shouldn’t make speeches to the universe how income inequality is unfair.  It is fair.  It reflects what we’ve done financially. I’m not interested in making a fortune.  Why should Obama hint that I should be unhappy because I haven’t made a fortune?  Actually, I made and lost a fortune.  I went to jail. I rolled with punches.
Unlike Obama, my values are not financial.  I am not nouveau riche. He should not insist that the middle class should make war on the rich.  When he first ran for office he advertised himself as a healer who would merge the red and blue states.
Instead he separated the fifty states into warring small countries.  He has made Americans hate each other.   He has become America a nightmare.
Furthermore, he has come up with counterproductive ideas like raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00 as if that will do anything to reduce the division between billionaires and the poor. Is he stupid?  Or is he just picking silly ideas from a hat?
Obama has also suggested providing universal access to prekindergarten education for all 4-year-olds. Yeah, like that will improve the economy.  In twenty five years when the 4-year-olds grow up they will be adult entrepreneurs. Maybe they will gold plate their playground pails and shovels.
So a kindergarten student learns to play with clay. And Obama learns to play with our money. He wastes it by the trillions.  It couldn’t be real.  Or wouldn’t we do something to stop him?  Wouldn’t we….
We were weak to let him push through his counterproductive progressive ideas.  Now we are weak to not impeach him for robbing us blind.

The views expressed in this opinion article are solely those of their author and are not necessarily either shared or endorsed by EagleRising.com


About the author

David Lawrence

David Lawrence

David Lawrence has a Ph.D. in literature. He has published over 200 blogs, 600 poems, a memoir “The King of White-Collar Boxing,” several books of poems, including “Lane Changes.” Both can be purchased on Amazon.com. He was a professional boxer and a CEO. Last year he was listed in New York Magazine as the 41st reason to love New York.

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