Shared Sacrifice?

Yesterday the president gave a speech in which he said “we
must all share in the sacrifice.” 
His reference was to the “rich” paying their “fair share” of the taxes
(when in fact, they already pay more than their fair share.)

 

Well, Dear Leader, I’d like to thank you for doing your part
in the “shared sacrifice.”  It
really touches my heart to see how you and your family will endure the
sacrifice of a two-week, $4 million vacation in Hawaii paid for by the American
taxpayer.  I know the tribulations
you, Michelle and your daughters will be going through as you are forced to
endure the hardships of the harsh Hawaiian environment.  Oh, the humanity!

 

Now, I don’t begrudge President Obama from taking a
vacation.  After all, he is the
leader of the Free World, the most powerful man on the planet, by all accounts
a good father, and being the Messiah sent from Heaven to save the world, well, it can
be a really tough gig.  Playing 114
rounds of golf can also take a toll on the psyche.  It’s tough making those 9 iron shots from the fairway with
the wind in your face while the Navy SEALS are thousands of miles away waiting for your order to kill Osama Bin Laden. 

 

So, Mr. President, enjoy your well-deserved rest while the
rest of us dream about paying our utility bills, catching up on our late credit
card payments and hoping that our next paycheck will not be absorbed by $10 a
gallon gasoline.  You’ve certainly
earned your all-expense-paid trip.

 

By the way, let me be the first to say I’d be willing to
share in your sacrifice.  I’d be
more than happy to take one for the team, so to speak, and come to Hawaii with
you and your fam and show the American people that we all need to do our part for
America in these tough economic times.

 

In the words of the immortal John F. Kennedy:  “Ask not what your country can do for
you, ask what you can do for your country.”  So, upon asking myself that very question, I think a trip
for me and my family to Hawaii, paid for by hard-working Americans, is just the
right sacrifice to make for my country. I know it will be hard, but I believe I can endure it.

Together, through mutual sacrifice, you and I can pull our nation out of its economic doldrums; four million dollars at a time.

 

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