Mime Shares

Mantra: a sound, syllable, word, or group of words that is considered capable of “creating transformation”

—Wikipedia

“In five days we are going to fundamentally transform America.”

—Barack Obama, 2008

The current mantra of Obama and the socialists—uh, Democrats—as they continue to fight for the right of everybody to take up residence in the communal outhouse they’re building is “shared sacrifice”.  They repeat it and repeat it and repeat it and repeat it, hoping that sooner or later normal people will start chanting it themselves, until the phrase burrows itself so far into everybody’s consciousness that there’s no way short of lobotomy to remove it. Well, okay, then. Let’s give it a try: OMMMM … SHARED SACRIFICE … SHARED SACRIFICE … My God! It’s working! Suddenly I’m thinking that we need to start the sharing with the 50% of Americans that pay only 2.7% of the nation’s taxes but receive more benefits than the 50% that pay 97.3; I’m thinking that Congress needs to share the same healthcare plan they’ve foisted on the rest of us; I’m thinking that the President needs to sacrifice his $37,000 per couple birthday gala, his weekly golf outings, and his innumerable vacations; I’m thinking that Michelle the Red Queen needs to sacrifice a dozen or so of her 22 attendants and return them to the private economy; I’m even thinking that Obama and the Democrats ought to share in the 9.2% unemployment rate.  Dangerous business, this sharing stuff—there’s just no telling where it’s gonna end.

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About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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23 Responses to Mime Shares

  1. TexasFred says:

    In November 2012 we’re gonna change it back! Obama MUST go, the sooner the better…

  2. bydesign001 says:

    OMMMM … SHARED SACRIFICE … SHARED SACRIFICE …

    Extremely well said Bob. No telling where it will end. How about those who never worked a day in their lives living on the government dole paying their fair share instead of living off of the rest of us?

    And then all the political fat cats in Washington, D.C. and out rising to the occasion.

    I need not say anymore, you have covered it all my friend.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Flat tax, D…it’s only fair. Because 1 plus 1 never equals 3. 10% is 10%, whether it comes out of my income or Warren Buffett’s. Progressive taxation? Never support anything that has the word ‘progressive’ in it.

  3. loopyloo305 says:

    Excellent Bob Mack! Perhaps instead of the Red Queen sacrificing, she should be the sacrifice along with the “Arrogant One”!

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  5. AFVET says:

    Well said Bob.
    Term limits, term limits, term limits.
    I have a mantra too.
    Pensions expire after 3 years, and they have to buy their own health insurance.
    Most of them are millionaires anyhow.
    So what’s the problem ?

    How about this,….. they rescind the automatic pay raises they get every year in December, and tie the raise to the percentage they save America on it’s debt.
    To go even further, let’s baseline their salaries to 100 grand a year and let them start there.
    Yeah, I know, I’m a dreamer.
    The time to run congress like a business can’t start too soon IMO.

  6. roblorinov says:

    Bob I’m thinking BO also needs to share that big old luxury jet he likes to fly around in also. I have places to go and that jet would come in really super handy for me. Also along the same lines, when BO speaks of redistributing income is he saying he is willing to share his income with the rest of us as one way of redistributing income? LOL didn’t think so 🙂

  7. “Shared sacrifice” and “balanced approach” — nothing but buzzwords.

    Meaningless, except to lull the people into knuckling under to the socialist agenda.

    In fact, those words remind me of buzzwords in education, namely “critical thinking,” which academia claims to promote but does not.

    Good post. I’d like to see some of that sharing that YOU mentioned, Bob.

  8. Maybe it’s time to stop sharing in America’s demise and start sharing in America’s rebirth. The problem is there is not more than a dozen politicians in Washington that give a damn. We are going to raise the debt ceiling with virtually no cuts. The future year cuts are nothing but smoke. Does anyone really believe that we are going to keep our AAA credit rating?

  9. anatheimp says:

    I see Obama also has problems with the rules of English grammar. 🙂 Good post, Bob.

  10. bunkerville says:

    Terrific post that said it all. We should be so lucky as to have a communal outhouse-literally:)) by the time he gets through with us.

  11. LD Jackson says:

    I will vote for Obama and his administration sharing in the unemployment. The longer he is in office, the more damage he does to our country.

  12. Joanna says:

    Bob,
    I love the outcome of your ‘shared sacrifice’ mantra….
    🙂
    I know, I always was a dreamer, or just plain stupid,
    but somehow, I would like to see a POTUS saying:
    we are in deep doo-doo….we all need to tighten our belts and go for a while on a shue string…
    we have decided in Congress and Senate we will go for $1.00 pay per month…
    the services of Government Agencies will be suspended, and emplyees given a national average pay for a year….exluded will be the SS, Military, Police….
    welfare new, bare minimum rates, and limits for a year…
    we will activate our own energy resources….
    make easier for business to hire
    end off-shore tax laws
    end any support for residents without proper documentation (DL, B/C)
    and we all will be paying 15% income tax regadless if the income is from SS, work or business, or welfare

    all this to make us stronger than ever making the United States once again the Leading Power!!!!

    🙂
    hmmm…..it was a dream?…
    bummer……

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