A man of the people or a member of the 1% ?
Barack Obama took 11 days in August to vacation on the exclusive island of Martha’s Vineyard. Now the President has planned another 17 day vacation in Hawaii. Rounding it out, that’s about one month of vacation out of the last 6 months in office. Mrs. Crosby once said of her husband, “Bing was a golfer who sometimes sang for a living”. Dare we say, our President is a tourist who sometimes gives campaign speeches for a living?
Speaking of speeches
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder recently went to the LBJ library to give a speech denouncing Texas law that requires voters to present a photo ID before entering a voting booth. Holder argued that requiring an ID for voting was somehow discriminatory.
Those who came to hear him speak were required to show photo ID cards to enter the library and hear Holder speak.
Apparently sober, but stumbling a bit nonetheless, Nancy Pelosi, formerly third in line for the Presidency explained how helping people stay on unemployment creates jobs. “…extending the incr…cut and extending unemployment insurance is not only good for individuals, um it also has a macroeconomic impact, uh macroeconomic advisers have advised it will make a difference of 600,000 jobs”, she said. One would have thought it would be microeconomic advisers who would come up with a number like that. Perhaps it was just an estimate. Video.
The former Speaker of the House did not explain why there was a need to say what was in this particular bill before passing it into law.