"President" Obama is trying to place into the public mind the image of a fat, rich pig with a Rolex watch jetting about the world aboard a sumptuous private jet airplane as the symbol of who the Republicans are trying to "help" via their insistence on no new or raised taxes and deep cuts in spending. He is attempting to contrast the image of a modern-day robber baron enjoying caviar and champagne whilst gadding about in luxury on his private Lear or Cessna jet; while thousands of feet below a poor mother cries as her infant child dies.
The child dies, of course, because that wealthy swine in that jet was allowed by his Republican pals to avoid paying his "fair share" of taxes, thereby denying the government the means of saving the child by providing the mother with the medical care the child needs.
Let me tell you morons who swallow this line of crapola something about private jets.
Oh, they are expensive to be sure. But Juan Valdez does not pick them off of a tree. Private jets are one hell of a big industry. Their production supports a lot of other industry, too. Cessna does not make the gyroscopes for the guidance/autopilot systems. Sperry does. Cessna does not make the communications gear. Motorola and other companies do. The steel cables to move the controls, the electric motors to move the rudder, flaps, ailerons, and other control surfaces; the high-pressure tubing for the hydraulics; the engines and much more are provided by separate companies that each employ thousands of skilled, semiskilled and unskilled workmen. Each order for a private jet represents a need for the employment of hundreds of people. These are the people who also pay taxes that pay for the government programs without which - so saith Barackus Obamus Regis - that poor woman's child will die.
But if orders for private jets drop off, these people wind up jobless. What happens when their kids get sick? All the tycoon's money can't provide for them all as well as they could have provided for themselves had not Obama's class-warfare hooey resulted in the elimination of their employment.
And the original woman with the sick kid?
The kid STILL dies, because all the out-of-work people who formerly built, maintained, and flew the fat-cat's jet have added to the demand for government "help".
Now, in my world, the woman goes to the community and the church and her family, and they help, out of their goodness. That used to be the way in this country; but such archaic notions as community are actively discouraged - save for "community organizing" to get out the vote for the Statist lefties - by the American Progressive Liberals, who want no one to come together for anything except to vote for their ilk.
Otherwise it's "divide and conquer"; and set one group against the other and play them off on each other as the situation requires.
A few years ago I ran across a young man employed as a swimming-pool digger. It was in a local convenience store, and he sneeringly disparaged my purchase of the Washington Times. We had a conversation in which he derided the "fat cats" that the Republicans support. But then I asked him if he was digging swimming pools for paupers.
I made point after point, only to have him respond with the "fat cats have all the money" drivel that too many people of his age have been taught. When I told him that not a few of these so-called "fat cats" at one point in their lives dug swimming pools or worse, he snorted in derision.
Then I found out that he was digging pools as a summer job, since his (wealthy) folks didn't give him enough spending money to have fun while he was attending George Washington University; where he was studying to become a hydraulic engineer.
If "President" Obama has his way, that kid will wind up working at The Gap or something. And maybe his kid will get sick and die. All for the lack of a corporate jet to build.
Pathetic. Truly pathetic.