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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-02-09 09:41 AM
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37. It's more than that
It's the whole "Princess Di" rollout. It reeks of a claim to royalty, and it is particularly inappropriate at this point in time, when everyone else is suffering. It's a grossly improper display of indulgence, and a disturbing sign that the Obama family doesn't understand what the world looks like from ground level anymore. It really has gotten to the point of being legitimately bizarre.

For $540 you can put shoes on an entire family for a long time. $540 could get someone a car so they could go to work. It could be deposited in trust for her children, to be a symbolic example of what the country as a whole needs to do, which is save and invest in the future. Instead, it is thrown away on a toy, which is a pretty good overview in general of how the country spent the past 15 years.

That mindset has to go away. It is bankrupt. It will destroy those who try to hold onto it. It might destroy the rest of us in the process.

This country needs to get back to producing and earning its keep. It needs to learn humility and seriousness; its representatives need to become the adults in the room and not act as children in a candy store.
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