Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Czar-ist Wednesday--Who Are These People?

Who Are These People?

A few words about the Obama pay czar Kenneth Feinberg.

Someone please tell me in the Constitution where it says the Executive branch will have authority over the salary policies of private industry. Better yet, can someone please tell me where in the Democratic platform--you know, the one that talks about all that Hope and Change--kitchen assistants and file clerks are deemed "unessential people" as Mr. Feinberg called them in his audit of bonuses being paid at AIG. (

Aren't these the very people the Democrats claim to care about? The "unessential people?"

I am deeply offended by that phrase as we all should be. Unessential according to whom?

Tell me please, someone, anyone, when it became the business of government to determine who is essential and who isn't?

Oh, wait. I know. When they decided to impose mandatory health care. Yes, these folks that haven't balanced a budget for decades are going to expand health care and improve it and, here's the best part--don't blink or you'll miss it, here it comes, the rabbit out of the hat--they're going to save money in the process. Pay attention you Unessentials. This is your government. This is your health care. This is our future.

Robert Reich, former Labor Secretary in the Clinton Administration speaking to a U.C. Berkeley audience in September 2007 on health care reform explained what he described as the truth a candidate would never say about health care reform, "We're going to have to, if you're very old, we're not going to give you all that technology and all those drugs for the last couple of years of your life to keep you maybe going for another couple of months. It's too we're going to let you die."

I ask you, who are these people?

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