ROGULSKI: Why are you here?
WOMAN #1: To get some money
ROGULSKI: What kinda money?
WOMAN #1: Obama Money
ROGULSKI: Where’s it coming from?
WOMAN #1: Obama
ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get it?
WOMAN #1: I don’t know, his stash, I don’t know. I don’t know where he got it from, but he given it to us, to help us.
WOMAN #2: Because we love him!
WOMAN #1: We love him, that’s why we voted for him!
WOMAN #1 & CHILD: <screaming> OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA!
WOMAN #1: <laughing>
I hesitate to embed the video/audio feed directly on this post, so I am going to link to it instead.
Before you listen to the video, read the transcript above and below. These transcripts are from two individuals who were in Detroit on Wednesday to collect their share of the $15M of tax money taken from your paychecks, which they affectionately call, “Obama Money.”
It’s actually Woodchuck Money, and <insert your name here> money, but that’s a whole ‘nother post.
Now, this link is to the audio interviews, off camera, with two women in the crowd gathering in Detroit for the “Obama Money.”
Now…bear with me…the audio is through the Rush Limbaugh show, and I know he is a love ’em or hate ’em type of personality, so unfortunately, if you don’t like him, I ask that you just listen long enough to hear the women from Detroit. His show is the only one I could find the soundbite on, but it was released today so that may change.
If it really bothers you, the actual interviews begin at roughly the :50 mark.
INTERVIEW 2 of 2:
ROGULSKI: Did you get an application to fill out yet?
WOMAN: I sure did. And I filled it out, and I am waiting to see what the results are going to be.
ROGULSKI: Will you know today how much money you’re getting?
WOMAN: No, I won’t, but I’m waiting for a phone call.
ROGULSKI: Where’s the money coming from?
WOMAN: I believe it’s coming from the City of Detroit or the state.
ROGULSKI: Where did they get it from?
WOMAN: Some funds that was forgiven (sic) by Obama.
ROGULSKI: And where did Obama get the funds?
WOMAN: Obama getting the funds from… Ummm, I have no idea, to tell you the truth. He’s the president.
ROGULSKI: In downtown Detroit, Ken Rogulski, WJR News
There are more people willing to take something for nothing than there are people willing to work for what they have.
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
Categories: Government Failures
You know you have a fairly narrow-minded view about poorer and less educated people in the US. I was raised in an upper class family and was very well educated (I went to private school and graduated from Davidson College). However, you need to understand that Obama put this money out there, not for everyone in the country, but for the people of Detriot who have been hit hardest with the economic downturn. Yeah, your’re right, they don’t know where the money is coming from and they should know it’s coming out of your and my pockets but if Obama didn’t use this money for these people then where would he use it, The War in Ira or Afghanastan. I’d rather the money be put back into peoples pockets to kee them from being homeless than into a useless cause. I like how you use a Thomas Jefferson quote to downtalk less fortunate people. However, you’re right. There are people out there that will take free money and use it for a new TV set instead of using it on food or to prevent themselves from becoming homeless. I work for what I have, but I don’t make alot of money and understand those who make less than I do need a little help. A handout is a good idea when it is put nto the hands of those who truly need it. If you want to use a good Thomas Jefferson quote you should use this one “Two things in life are inevidable: Death and Taxes!” You are going to continue to be taxed till you die and then your possetions are going to be taxed when they are handed down. I guess what I’m trying to say is: Don’t judge people if you have never been in their shoes before.
Thanks for the comment. I appreciate your viewpoint. My feeling is that, when you get down to it, the Constitution did not authorize the government to participate in the task of redistributing wealth. That is the people’s job, that was how the constitution was written. In a free nation, I should decide who to give money to and who not to. I earned it, I decide. It is not up to the government to take from anyone, and decide who to give it to. For example, why just Detroit? There are hundreds of cities around the country that are experiencing a meltdown through high unemployment and the mortgage foreclosures. Could it be that because our government has nationalized GM, much like fascist countries do, that Obama will get more bang for our buck by giving our money to people in the car capital of the world? The people of this nation are incredibly generous. When Katrina hit, or the Indonesian tidal waves, or the Chinese earthquakes struck, the American people unleashed a tsunami of cash and supplies. They do this because they know if they don’t, nobody else will. The humanitarianism is there, charitable Americans are everywhere. However, locally, many Americans hold on to their money for charitable causes, or give sparingly, because they feel that they’ve already “given at the door” through taxation. If the government is going to take on the role of deciding who to take from, how much and who to give to, the people will not help their communities as much as they would have otherwise. Which is exactly why the founding fathers did not want government to ever get into the wealth re-distribution business to begin with.
Akshully yu kan’t spel. I find it really hard to believe that you are so educated as you claim, because you can’t seem to be able to spell. But in any case, spending “alot” of money to “kee” people from being homeless is not any better than spending it in “Ira” or “Afghanastan.” I don’t want to pay for unnecessary wars OR the laziness of others.
I was also on welfare at one time, it was a short time just so we could get back on our feet growing up as a child. It wasnt something to be proud of (hence is why we were only on it for so little time) But here is the point. I am 35 years old, and serving my country int the Navy for the last 13 years. I grew up with a sense of pride and dignity, and to work for what you want. I learned nothing comes free in this world and that you have to earn what you work for. These people on the other hand to me were raised with an entitlement mentality. NOw days being on welfare is something to be proud of and 15,000 people proved my point. Long as it was free money and they didnt have to work for it. It is the type of mentality running rampant today and it makes me sick. I grew up with nothing, but now since hard work and dedication that I applied to myself growing up without a father, I am now married with 2 children, and I own my own home and no one gave it to me. I worked my butt off for it and everyday I wake up and I am proud to look in the mirror every morning and see a man who made it out from the type of situation I grew up in. I pulled up my own boot straps and made my life better. I didnt sit on my lazy behind and wait to eat out of the public trough expecting things to be handed to me. You are right 2 things are inevidable in life, death and taxes, but so is hard work and dedication. But while I am alive I am going to make my life as good as I can make it on my own and not have my life as one big hand out. If people do not want to be homeless then they dont have to be. This country has so much opportunity they dont have to be in the situation they are in. I have traveled around the world 7 times, and people in other countrites have it a lot worse than we do. I have seen it personally, but they work for what they have and not expect the government to be their daddy. Tell these people to get a job and stop depending on us tax payers to fit the bill for their freeloading lifestyle