Readers Respond

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

The 'common' people

From KATHRYN DEBRECHT / Via Internet

Barack Obama held a fundraiser September 16th at the Beverly Hills Wilshire Hotel. The man fighting for the working class hosted a $28,500 per plate dinner for approximately 250 average Americans at the Greystone Mansion. Guests then handed over another $2,500 to hear Barbara Streisand croon. A record 700 everyday average Americans, i.e. Steven Spielberg, David Geffen and Jeffrey Katzenberg, were expected to attend the concert.

The rest of us working class stiffs (who could not afford to attend nor were even invited) are left to heed the guests' elitist instructions on how to live our lives and how Barack Obama somehow is the ultimate solution to our problems (banking on the proven authority of the likes of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan). Babs herself, owner of a 10,000 square foot mansion, has said, "We must make concrete changes in our lifestyles to help solve this energy crisis ... try to line dry [clothes] ... only run your dishwasher when it is fully loaded ..."

"Change we can believe in" is merely codeword for "pocket change we can dig in". Rather than meet with real, struggling American families, Obama chose to party with elitists that "struggle" more with whether or not to fire their personal chef or gardener, than how they are going to pay their mortgage.

One ticket to Obama's fundraiser for one night is $5,000 more than an entire year of public college for the average American student. One ticket to Obama's fundraiser for one night is $10K more than the average American pays for their mortgage a year. One ticket to Obama's fundraiser for one night is almost three times what the average American family paid to feed their family in 2007. The only "change" regular Americans can believe in is whatever we find under the cushions of our couches or hide away from politicians under our mattresses.