The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

May 10, 2014

Inequality

By Marcia Moore
The Daily Item

— According to the David Horowitz Center, the top 5 percent in Washington, D.C. earns 60 percent more than the top 5 percent in other cities. While the Obama Administration fires Marines and reduces the military, it hired 101 new federal employees every day of his first term in office.

D.C. has one of the highest concentration of lawyers in the country. One out of every 12 city residents is a lawyer. In 2009, there were 31,797 practicing lawyers in the federal government averaging $127,500 a year and 383,000 federal workers with six-figure salaries. During Nixon’s first year in office, $200 billion covered the entire federal budget. Now it’s just the paychecks.

Small businesses are going out of business but lawyers and consultants are increasing. People in government don’t provide a service or produce a product, they make more laws and take more liberties away.

The massive deficit spending turned Washington, D.C. into a treasure trove of government grants and stimulus plans used to buy favors and votes. Meanwhile thenational debt grew by $6 trillion and green energy tycoons got rich. Taxpayer money was traded for millions in contributions in one of the dirtiest deals.

Once a booming economy, Obama’s America is nothing but a political power structure built on unsustainable spending. The left has lied, cheated and bullied. Nobody is held accountable. Obama’s regime is not transparent. They refuse to hand over a long list of documents that Judicial Watch has requested. This administration has record waste, mismanagement and dishonesty.

The government shutdown temporarily forced Obama down to a 436 “vital” staff instead of the lavish 1,701 persons. Buckingham Palace, 12 times the size of the White House, has an 800-person staff.

On Twitter, Michelle Obama announced that she is unable to Tweet without the aid of her 16 assistants. That’s more staff than there were in George Washington’s entire administration. 

Ruth Schaffer, Dornsife