Tuesday, March 1, 2011
In a cheap and obvious ploy to buy popularity and calm dissenting voices, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has announced that he is giving away money.
Families will be receiving 500 dinars apiece, which is equal to about $450 US dollars...and equivalent to about two months' salary. Which just goes to show how much the average Libyan worker needs stronger, Wisconsin-style union representation. And the occasional phony doctor's note to skip work.
We assume that alleged president Barack Hussein Obama will find this move tacky and abhorrent, even though he basically did the same thing when he passed out $600 checks of "stimulus" money to American voters. And when, just before last November's elections (what a wild coincidence!), he announced $250 checks for senior citizens for no particular reason other than finding old people "cuddly." The fact that the seniors were pissed off Obamacare was cutting $500 billion from Medicare had nothing to do with it.
In fact, it seems that virtually all of Barack Obama's favorite programs involve giving away money (often in the form of services) in return for votes, either from the citizenry, or in the corrupt halls of Washington DC.
But all of that being said, Hope n' Change wants to make very, very clear that we're not equating Muammar Gaddafi and Barack Obama. After all, Gaddafi at least looks good in a uniform...but as far as we know, Mr. Obama has never worn one in his life.