Thursday, March 13, 2014

CHUTZPAH EXPLOSION: Obama lectures man who earns $36,000-a-year how to balance his family budget

President Obama appeared recently on Telemundo and fielded call-in questions. A man who earned $36,000-a-year (and asked his question in Spanish -- but that for another day) had seen his health care premiums skyrocket under Obamacare. He complained that he simply couldn't afford Obamacare. Obama offered the following brilliant riposte to the caller:

If you looked at their cable bill, their telephone, their cell phone bill… it may turn out that, it’s just they haven’t prioritized health care. Because right now they're healthy.

Mark Levin's response -- from his 12 March 2014 show (MP3) -- is worth quoting in full.

So now we have Obama lecturing a man who earns $36,000 a year on balancing his budget, Mr. Producer!

Has Obama ever balanced a budget in his life?

Has Obama insisted that the era of austerity is over? Has Obama not run up the national debt trillions and trillions and trillions more?

Does Obama make choices like this for the country? Does he ever say, "You know what, we've got to control -- once and for all our debt -- and therefore, you know, it's just like a family. It's just like a budget. You look at the cable bill, you look at their cell phone bill, other things they're spending money on... and it may turn out that they haven't prioritized health care because everyone's healthy."

Does he ever say anything like that about himself? Or our spendthrift federal government? Never.

It's just so ironic coming from a man like Obama, a man who spends recklessly on vacations, because we subsidize them. A man who spends recklessly on these banquets, these concerts in the White House. Who spends recklessly on his wife's birthday and so forth. On his golf outings.

This guy who earns $36,000 a year -- he's subsidizing Obama!

A caller to the show that night had another interesting point: why the hell should anyone buy insurance until they're sick?

After all, Obamacare's big claim to fame is coverage for pre-existing conditions. Which, of course, isn't insurance, it's something else. Big government, monolithic, authoritarian, bankruptcy-inducing madness. But not insurance.

Hat tip: BadBlue News


JoeDanMedia said...

Obama being in the same room as the word 'budget' is a joke.

Anonymous said...

"This guy who earns $36,000 a year -- he's subsidizing Obama!"

In other news, the Washington Examiner reports that the new cost of Air Force One is $228,288 per hour. $36,000 runs Air Force One for 9.4 minutes.

-- theBuckWheat

K-Bob said...

Damn, Doug! That picture!

You know I hate to LOL.