Saturday, April 5, 2008

Hillary v. Obama Part II

I was reserving this second post to write about how it was mathematically and politically impossible for Hilary to win the nomination, barring a political miracle (i.e. Obama pulls a McGreevey). But since the stories about the clintons tax returns....I have veered in a new direction.

One of the things that I could not wrap my mind around for the past 6-8 months is why Hillary Clinton is running for President? I have been asking myself this question for a while now in the context of the thinking based around this thought: "What more could two people really ask for out of America?" And with the release of their tax returns which shows earnings of $109 million since 2000. That is right. $109 million, DOLLARS in the past 7 years. That is an average of just over $15 million a year. Talk about cashing in, hey, I don't blame them for it, not one bit. There isn't wrong with making a buck. However, as a regular working joe, I do have a problem with a couple who has lived in a governor's mansion, then THE WHITE HOUSE, for eight years (conventionally the longest time one could realistically live in the most coveted house in the country). After which they cash in on to the degree that they now are in the top one hundredth of the top one percent wealthiest people in the country, essentially at the least, the 0.09%, at the most, 0.01% richest people in the country. For perspective's sake 1% of 300,000,000 population of the U.S. is 3,000,000 people. They are in the top 3,000,000 richest people in the U.S.

O.k. Let's Digest that for a minute.

Now, let's take a look at who these people are:

1.) Bill Clinton: former four term (2 years) governor of a state and two term President (he maxed out on that!)
2.) First lady of a State, First Lady of the Greatest Country Ever (For what it is worth, I am actually wearing a flag right now, and it is sexy) then a Senator of NEW YORK! The Empire State, need we say anymore.

So the only questions about these two people I have left is: "Who the hell do they think they are, that they believe that they should go BACK to the WHITE HOUSE for 4-to-8 more years making it a total of 16 years, with a over a hundy million in between? How much is enough? Why the hell can't they ride off into the sunset and just be friggin' grateful. A large percentage (waiting on the polling results, come on Gallup!) of Americans would be enormously satisfied with a fraction of the cash or a fraction of the notoriety or a mix of both, would retire satisfied. Again, Who the Hell do they think they are??? Royalty?

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